Lance Armstrong

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The insidiousness of doping also means that, in the absence of specific names, all names come under suspicion and that is unfair. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

In the 2014 movie Muppets Most Wanted the troupe is on a European tour that reaches Dublin where their shady manager, played by Ricky Gervais, tries t(...)

Noel Meade, a former chairman of the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association, has urged that the identity of the seized drugs be revealed quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is unclear when the outcome of test results on drugs seized at a property in Co Kildare last week will emerge. As part of an ongoing investigation(...)

Michael Halford: “I am disappointed and upset that the reputation and good name of Irish horse racing, and its world renowned trainers, is being maligned in this way.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers has comprehensively disassociated itself with Jim Bolger’s claims in relation to doping and integri(...)

 Sam Bennett:  has had to contend with unfortunate  accusations about his injury from  the Deceuninck-QuickStep general manager Patrick Lefevere. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/AFP/via  Getty Images

Such is the choice of sport in the air this weather that it’s sometimes easier and perhaps best to stick with what you know and want on any given day(...)

Irish racing’s regulator has defended itself against criticism by top trainer Jim Bolger and insisted it has a “zero tolerance” stance on doping. At(...)

Trainer Jim Bolger: Claimed in an interview that horse racing would soon have its own Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The body that represents Ireland’s racehorse trainers has pointed to an absence of positive drug tests in Irish-trained horses when racing abroad as e(...)

 Alberto Salazar: Nike’s Big Bet’s homage to Alberto Salazar pushed the  idea that would probably make Lance Armstrong laugh. Maybe Salazar was this misunderstood genius who just pushed to the limits without stepping over the line.   Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty

You may have heard recently that another documentary surrounding another Usada victim was about to be the next big thing. Nike’s Big Bet: Alberto Sa(...)

Bernard Brogan lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after Dublin’s win over Tyrone in the 2018 All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Oh no. Not another article about money and the Dubs. Turn the page, Mammy. Make the bad man stop. It’s All-Ireland final day. It’s nearly Christmas we(...)

 Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar of the UAE Team Emirates poses with his Tour de France trophy with  Arc de Triomphe in the background. Photograph: Stephane Mantey/EPA

‘Assassins,” cried Gustave Garrigou, sending his rage directly against the race organisers, who in turn lap it up. No one walks away more impressed by(...)

The Champs Élysées with the Arc de Triomphe in the background during the 21st and last stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

The Tour de France peloton woke up with a hangover on Monday, not only from over-indulgence in the brasseries around the Champs Élysées, but also beca(...)

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