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From The42 Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s Drugs In Sport

Whistleblower claims 10,000 Chinese athletes involved in state-backed doping in 80s and 90s

Doctor Xue Yinxian says all medals won during the period should be handed back.

From The42 Quiz: Can you match the professional athletes with the songs they released? Music

Quiz: Can you match the professional athletes with the songs they released?

We’ve got some Premier League, golf, NBA and boxing legends in here.

From TheJournal.ie New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport Like A Girl

New video shows the reaction to girls playing sport

The video by Always is the second attempt to explain what the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ actually means.

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players Fracture

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

From The42 Alberto Salazar denies allegations: ‘I will never permit doping’ Response

Alberto Salazar denies allegations: ‘I will never permit doping’

Mo Farah’s coach has vehemently denied what he describes as “false statements”.

From The42 10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has APPREHENSION

10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has

With the Dublin Marathon taking place on Monday, here are some feelings that every amateur athlete will relate to.

From TheJournal.ie Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

From The42 2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick Games This post contains videos This post contains images

2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick

Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.

From The42 18 of the best pics from today's Great Limerick Run as Kenyan runner emerges triumphant Slideshow This post contains images

18 of the best pics from today's Great Limerick Run as Kenyan runner emerges triumphant

It was another successful year, with roughly 12,000 people believed to have taken part in the event.

From The42 Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge DNA

Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge

Joesph Dalton explains how his company’s DNA tests can help clubs and athletes at all levels to train smarter.

From The42 'This is a market people seriously need to look at' - US rugby combine a success Crossover

'This is a market people seriously need to look at' - US rugby combine a success

The NFRL hosted its inaugural rugby combine event in Minneapolis two weekends ago, with a number of former NFL players attending.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense Points For Sports

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Irish team returns from World Transplant Games with 34 medals South Africa

Irish team returns from World Transplant Games with 34 medals

In total, the team members won an impressive 12 gold medals, 10 silver and 12 bronze.

From The42 16 photos that will give you some perspective on how big NBA players really are Big Lads This post contains images
From The42 Pick the country's sexiest sportsman from these 18 studs, Ireland Dreamboats

Pick the country's sexiest sportsman from these 18 studs, Ireland

Paul Green can’t talk his way into this squad.

From The42 Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered Road To Rio

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.

From TheJournal.ie Olympians live longer than the rest of us Longer Lifespan

Olympians live longer than the rest of us

On average Olympic athletes live 2.8 years longer than non-Olympians.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?

From The42 Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London Green Shoots

Tri Talk: Aaron O'Brien sprints clear to capture junior race in London

In your weekly triathlon round-up, the Irish Junior squad excel in London and more than 200 people brave the waters at Blacksod, Co Mayo.

From The42 Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out Modern Times

Pro sports more gay-friendly as athletes speak out

Several stars have called for a change in attitudes as regards homosexuality in sport.

11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony

Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.

From The42 Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance At All Costs

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance

The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.

From The42 VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians Homecoming This post contains videos

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians

Featuring interviews with Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin and Cian O’Connor, among others.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics?

The London 2012 Olympics have been haired as one of the most successful Games in modern history – but are you going to watch the Paralympics when it kicks off?

From The42 In pictures: London 2012, Day 16 Final Day

In pictures: London 2012, Day 16

The final medals were handed out as Great Britain prepared for a huge send-off.

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians NBC This post contains videos

NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians

Seriously… what were they thinking?

From TheJournal.ie Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes What's Happening

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes

There will be no official event for Team Ireland when they arrive back tomorrow afternoon – but no-one is quite sure why.

From The42 Olympic Village: Day One, wrap Round-Up

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap

A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?

A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?

From The42 Say cheese! The headshots on the Olympics website are pretty awkward London 2012 This post contains images

Say cheese! The headshots on the Olympics website are pretty awkward

Don’t you just hate getting your passport picture taken?

From The42 Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials London 2012 This post contains images

Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials

We might make a similar face if we were dive-bombing a pool from 10 metres.

From The42 In pictures: Ireland's Olympic hopefuls get set for London London 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's Olympic hopefuls get set for London

The gang’s all here…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does having the Olympic flame in Ireland cheer you up? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does having the Olympic flame in Ireland cheer you up?

The flame is here as part of the relay leading up to the opening ceremony of London 2012. Did having it here this morning affect your mood?

P Diddy's son lands $54,000 college scholarship DESERVE IT? This post contains a poll This post contains videos

P Diddy's son lands $54,000 college scholarship

UCLA defends athletic scholarship for millionaire Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ son.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia may not send women to the Olympics London 2012

Saudi Arabia may not send women to the Olympics

The country has never before included women on its Olympic team but the International Olympic Committee had been hopeful it would happen this year.

From The42 Carrying a torch: Paul McGrath in pole position to carry Olympic flame London 2012

Carrying a torch: Paul McGrath in pole position to carry Olympic flame

The Black Pearl of Inchicore has emerged as the favourite to carry the Olympic torch through Dublin and fly the flag for Irish football.

From The42 The Simpsons at 500: here are our 9 favourite sporting cameos from Springfield Happy Birthday This post contains images

The Simpsons at 500: here are our 9 favourite sporting cameos from Springfield

As Springfield’s finest celebrate their milestone, we look back at some sporting greats who have appeared alongside them.

From The42 Athlete housing 'not fit for humans' Commonwealth Games

Athlete housing 'not fit for humans'

Team Scotland say that athlete’s accommodation needs serious improvement before Games start on 3 October.