Kellie Harrington with coaches John Conlan and Zaur Antia after her semi-final win over Thailand’s  Sudaporn Seesondee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last weekend of the Olympic Games and people are coming up for air after more than two weeks below the surface. From the steamer of the golf cours(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan loses his balance  during the Men’s Pommel Horse Final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Room 201 of the Sakura Hotel and we’re beginning to resemble a Francis Bacon studio mid-life crisis period. What is left of my desk space is fast disa(...)


There is no one look of loss on the face of an Olympic medal hope. They all look on it differently, some torn between shock and surprise, others betwe(...)

Rhys McClenaghan finished seventh in the pommel horse final in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We came to witness sporting history no matter what and were left sharing some of the emotional struggle that was the performance of Rhys McClenaghan i(...)

Simon Biles’ participation in the rest of the Tokyo Olympics remains in doubt. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the vault and uneven bars event finals at the Tokyo Olympics as any further participation in the event continues to be(...)

Aidan Walsh celebrates victory over Merven Clair of Mauritius in the welterweight quarter-final, a result  which guarantees him at least a bronze medal. He now faces Britain’s  Pat McCormack for a place in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it becomes part of Irish Olympic lore as a Super Sunday in Tokyo, it is also likely boxing won’t be found wanting. The golf with Rory McIlroy and(...)

Jack Woolley is the first Irish Taekwondo Olympian. File photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

There are plenty of Team Ireland’s biggest stars in action on day one of the Tokyo Olympics. As Ireland’s first ever Olympian in taekwondo, Jack Wool(...)

Rhys McClenaghan: he has been talking a big performance well in advance of Tokyo. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Show me the medals, only just don’t tell. Or should that be other way round? It used to be anyway, those innocent days when no Irish athlete dared pre(...)

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has labelled rumours about ‘anti-sex’ beds in the Olympic Village as ‘fake news’. Photograph: Inpho

Competitors arriving at the Tokyo Olympics have discovered something unusual about the beds in the athletes’ village: They are made of cardboard. Some(...)

Emma Slevin, pictured at the Youth Olympics homecoming in 2018, will now compete in the all-around final as one of Europe’s best on Friday. File photograph: Inpho

Emma Slevin made history by becoming the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for a senior European Championship gymnastics all-around final, securin(...)

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