Simone Biles

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Co Down gymnast Rhys McClenaghan

Eight days after the biggest achievement of his career and Rhys McClenaghan’s face is still flush with emotion. Even recounting the tearful call home(...)

Simone Biles of the USA competes on the  Floor during the women’s all-around final during the  FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart. Photograph:Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Even Simone Biles has trouble wrapping her head around just how good she has become. On Thursday night, just after she secured her fifth all-around wo(...)

Fleabag: the Irish Film Institute hosted a live screening of the sell-out West End play. Photograph: Joan Marcus

On Thursday evening, a long queue had formed outside Cinema 1 in the foyer of the Irish Film Institute. People weren’t lining up to attend a film prem(...)

Simone Biles is set to retire after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty

Simone Biles has revealed the painful cost of gymnastics greatness will contribute towards making next year’s Tokyo Olympics her last. The 22-year-ol(...)

Kellie Harrington with her gold medal from the lightweight final at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The momentous sporting achievements of the past 12 months ensured that 2018 really did become ‘that year’. There really are no words to describe it. (...)

 Simone Biles competes in the women’s all-around final of the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Dome  in Doha. The American gymnast became the first woman to win four all-around world championships. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Simone Biles overcame falls on the balance beam and vault to become the first woman to win four all-around world championships in Doha on Thursday. T(...)

Simone Biles of the US on the  floor during the women’s team final at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:  Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Simone Biles battled through the pain barrier to help the United States win the world team title at the World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar,(...)

 Julia Pereira de Sousa of France, Lindsey Jacobellis of the US, Michela Moioli of Italy, Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic, Chloe Trespeuch of France and Alexandra Jekova of Bulgaria compete in the Women’s Snowboard Cross finals. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The redemption arc is one of the most reliable Olympic tropes and there were few juicier ones entering these Winter Games than Lindsay Jacobellis. She(...)

Eaton County Sheriffs restrain Randall Margraves after he lunged at Larry Nassar during victim statements at a hearing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

The enraged father of three daughters sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor during a sentencing he(...)

Victim Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It began 16 months ago, before Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo and the tipping point of the US’s national reckoning with sexual assault, with an unsolicit(...)

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