Track & Field

Quota System Boosts Irish; Doping Talk In Simple Terms; Top JTG Stories Of The Week

Funniest Moments in Athletics History

From premature celebrations to drunken athletes, pole vault pandemonium to Carl Lewis singing, check out athletics’ funniest moments.
Part 1:  Here
Part 2:  Here

No more Chinese whispers – Setting the doping record straight

It’s been a torrid couple of weeks for athletics in the press with doping rumours, allegations, and hearsay dominating the headlines. We’ve put the whole situation in the clearest terms here in our most popular story of the week.

Irish Team boosted by four additions

The Irish team has been boosted with the addition of four athletes for the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing on the 22nd-30th of August who have been invited under the new IAAF quota system.
Full team details here.

Nike Boss threatens to kill rival coach

John Capriotti, who is one of the most powerful figures in world athletics, threatened to kill a head coach of a rival brand at the USA Track and Field Championships in June, it has been alleged.

Full story here.

Five Events you must watch in beijing

We take a look at the five events at the upcoming World Championships that you simply can’t afford to miss. From the king of the sprints to a triple jump tussle, check out the full preview here.

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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