Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy: “For the IOC to be pushing for Russia to be reinstated, it is wrong and it fundamentally undermines what we are all trying to do in terms of clean sport.” Photograph:     Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), set up to police sport against the use of banned substances, has been accused of undermining the ethics and trans(...)

Russia’s delegation attending the closing ceremony of the XI Paralympic Olympic games in  Sochi in 2014. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

Paralympic organisers said on Monday they would let some Russians compete as neutrals at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in March, but upheld a ban on Mo(...)

Ellen Keane at the launch of the 2018 Para Swimming European Championships at National Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Sportsfile

The 2018 Para Swimming European Championships will take place at the National Aquatic Centre next summer. The event will attract many of the world’s (...)

Lawyer Richard McLaren delivers his second and final part of a report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), at a news conference in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The second and final part of an independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, was published on Friday and provided mor(...)

 Cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad died following a second cardiac arrest – the first happened as he was transferred into the ambulance – on arrival at a hospital in Barra at 11.50am local time on Saturday. Photograph: Ford Ashtari/EPA

Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad has become the first Paralympic athlete to die in competition, after a horrific crash in the men’s C4/C5 road race(...)

 Brazilian Paralympic swimmer Clodoaldo Silva lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: EPA/Jens Buttner

The Paralympic Games has opened with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: “The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart.” Wheel(...)

A late surge will see the Rio Games behind only London in 2012 in terms of tickets sold. Photograph: Afp

A late surge is poised to see the XV Paralympics in Rio become the Games with the most ticket sales after London 2012. As the Olympics came to a clos(...)

International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven during Sunday’s press conference in Rio. Photograph: Getty Images.

International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven says the Russian government has “catastrophically failed” its Paralympic athletes with a “m(...)

John Twomey competing on home waters last summer at the Sovereign’s Cup: he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016 later this month in Melbourne. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Veteran Irish Paralympian John Twomey is en route to Melbourne this month as he aims to make Rio 2016 his eleventh appearance at the Games. But(...)

Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/New York Times

South Africa’s prosecuting authority is to decide within a fortnight whether to appeal the conviction and sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar(...)

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