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13 Oct 2015

Britain’s first openly gay athlete: “I don’t want this to define me”

Race walker Tom Bosworth has become the first British athlete to come out as gay. The 25-year-old, who finished 12th in the 20km race walk at the European Championships in Zurich last year, revealed to BBC Sport how difficult the decision was. “Even in 2015, it’s difficult for people to

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07 Oct 2015

Bolt On Ellen; Cain Staying In NYC; 10 Questions With Heffernan; Your JTG 5-A-Day

10 Questions with Rob Heffernan Niall Breslin, or Bressie to you hip youngsters out there, interviews 2013 world 50km walk champion Rob Heffernan about the mental challenges that face an elite athlete like himself. “The mind can have a tendency to drift towards the dark side when you are really

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team ireland
21 Aug 2015

Beijing World Championships: Irish Athlete Timetable

Countdown to Beijing:  Irish schedule for IAAF World Championships The IAAF World Championships (August 22-30) start this coming Saturday in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing with an Irish squad of 16 athletes set to compete. Below is the Irish schedule for the event. For all you need to know

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09 Aug 2015

Barr brilliant, Mageean Magnificent, Heffernan DQ’d; Nationals Day two Roundup

Thomas Barr won his 5th title in style at the GloHealth National Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium today. “It was good consolidating run, after the London Diamond League,” said Barr, who won impressively in windy in 49.68 seconds. “I was a little bit deflated. I hadn’t competed in

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25 Mar 2015

Nike Backing Drug Cheat; Heffernan Set For Olympic Bronze? Your JTG 5-A-Day

1. Belated Bronze again for Heffernan? Rob Heffernan could be set to secure a retrospective bronze medal from the 2012 Olympics in London. The Russians have been up to their usual tricks but the IAAF are appealing the duration of doping suspensions. Full Story here 2. Nike sign sprint cheat

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25 Mar 2015

Olympic medal hope for Heffernan as IAAF appeal Russian bans

Rob Heffernan’s hopes of finally bagging an Olympic medal have received a major boost today with the news that the IAAF, the sport’s governing body, is appealing the doping bans handed down to several Russian race walkers, among them Sergey Kirdyapkin, who won the 50K race walk at the 2012 Olympic Games

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Russian Roulette Backfires: Olga Kaniskina, pictured after winning the 20km race walk at the World Championships in Berlin, is set to be stripped of that title after irregularities in her bio-passport. Image: PhotoRun
21 Jan 2015

IAAF play the waiting game with Russia, but what does it all mean?

The International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF] were fast out of the blocks this morning in response to yesterday’s revelations of doping bans for five of the most-decorated Russian race-walkers of recent times. The governing body released a statement saying that it will adhere to its usual procedure and await

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Golden Girl: Olive Loughnane, who finished second to Kaniskina in 2009, is set to be upgraded to gold.
21 Jan 2015

Podcast: Golden Olive At Last, Hope For Heffernan, Russian Roulette Backfires

It was celebration time on this week’s podcast after we received news that Olive Loughnane is set to be awarded gold from the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 in the wake of a spate of doping busts in Russia. There was also major hope that Rob Heffernan may be

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Olive Loughnane
20 Jan 2015

Loughnane a World Champion, Hope for Heffernan, as Russians get Busted

Ireland has a new world champion; Olive Loughnane looks set to be awarded the gold medal from the 2009 World Championships in Berlin after Russia’s Olga Kaniskina was banned this morning by the Russian Anti-doping Agency for an anti-doping rule violation. Kaniskina, who turned 30 yesterday, was a three-time world

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23 Dec 2014

Heffernan hits out at dopers: “I hope they all get caught”

It might have taken more than four years, the moment might have long since passed, and sure, there’s still a hint of anger when he talks about what dopers have taken from him, but for Rob Heffernan – who was presented with his European 20km race walk bronze medal in Cork on Friday

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