Tom Dean

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Clare Island, Co Mayo. Witch-like, gap-toothed, with long wispy grey hair and always dressed in bright colourful clothes, Nora Daly was said to wander from village to village. Photograph: Getty Images

It is hardly surprising that the Sawdoctors’ song The Green and Red of Mayo is the anthem du jour for all those fans of the comeback kids who recently(...)

Emma McKeon: the Australian made history by becoming the first woman swimmer to win seven medals in a single Games – four of them gold, including the 50 and 100 speed double. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/ via Getty Images

If anyone feared that Olympic swimming would lose its lustre without Michael Phelps in the pool, the Tokyo Games proved the sport can thrive even with(...)

Aidan Walsh   in action with Merven Clair   of Mauritius in the men’s welterweight quarter-finals. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s been quite a bit of talk of late about what an emotional rollercoaster the Olympics can be for its competitors, and it’s a very good thing tha(...)