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 Usain Bolt celebrating winning the men’s 200m final at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

They say every generation throws a superstar up the pop charts. An Ali. Pele. And just like that a Usain Bolt. Unlike most people, not everything abo(...)

Tyson Gay pictured after winning the Men’s 200 Meter Dash final on day four of the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Des Moines. Photograph: Getty

American sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, has died after a shooting. The Lexington Police Department announced 15-year-old Trinity Gay was kil(...)

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan have been enjoying themselves winding McIlroy up from Rio.

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan’s selfies with some of the planet’s largest sporting names are, just like they were in London, among the Olympic highl(...)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds out his arm with a sticking plaster on during a press conference in London ahead of the Anniversary Games. Photo: Justin Talliss/Getty Images

Now might not be the best time to talk about the jinx which apparently comes with making the front cover of Sports Illustrated, although here is a gen(...)

OCI chairman Pat Hickey has slammed a report calling for an outright Russian Olympic ban, which is due to be released on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

A new report expected to call for an outright ban on Russia from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics has already been slammed by Pat Hickey, presid(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

Justin Gatlin has vowed to boycott the BBC and British media over their coverage of his 100m showdown with Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: PA

The world 100m silver medallist, Justin Gatlin, has vowed to boycott the BBC and other British media at the championships in protest at their “biased”(...)

Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt cross the finish line  in Beijing. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Never has 100 metres of running added up to so much more than the sum of its parts. Never has 9.79 seconds felt like such an eternity. And even if Usa(...)

Usain Bolt eased through the 100m heats at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: EPA

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin moved a step closer to their highly anticipated Beijing showdown when both eased through the 100 metres heats on the ope(...)

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake looks on in front of a Swiss flag prior to compete the men’s 100 m sprint race during the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meeting on July 14th, 2015. Photograph: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to imagine what sort of appearance fee Yohan Blake would have commanded in the immediate aftermath of the London Olympics, although less th(...)

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