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Rob Heffernan's wife Marian named manager of the month
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# Winning Team

Rob Heffernan's wife Marian named manager of the month

Sep 10th 2013, 12:25 PM 1,871 Views 0 Comments

The Irish athlete was accompanied by her world champion husband as she received the award today.

Russian sprinters cite 'storm of emotions' as they slam claims of gay kiss
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# Tatu You

Russian sprinters cite 'storm of emotions' as they slam claims of gay kiss

Aug 20th 2013, 5:36 PM 3,802 Views 1 Comment

Spoilsports.

Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss
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Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss

Aug 19th 2013, 5:13 AM 21,648 Views 50 Comments

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova claimed gold as part of Russia’s 4x400m relay team.

Snapshot: The women's 4x100m relay final wasn't exactly a photo finish
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# Record Breaker

Snapshot: The women's 4x100m relay final wasn't exactly a photo finish

Aug 18th 2013, 6:15 PM 3,005 Views 3 Comments

The Jamaicans timed a championship record 41.29 seconds to take gold.

'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention, claims Russian sports minister
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'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention, claims Russian sports minister

Aug 18th 2013, 2:04 PM 7,746 Views 42 Comments

Vitaly Mutko insisted the controversial law was not just about homosexuality.

Usain Bolt powers to third world 200m title
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# Like Lightning

Usain Bolt powers to third world 200m title

Aug 17th 2013, 5:38 PM 2,640 Views 3 Comments

The Jamaican athlete clocked a world-leading time of 19.66 seconds.

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks
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# Russia

'Misunderstood' Isinbayeva rows back on anti-gay remarks

Aug 16th 2013, 11:28 AM 3,457 Views 8 Comments

“I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people on the grounds of their sexuality,” the pole-vaulter now says.

Do the Heff! Hector starts a craze in honour of Ireland's new golden boy
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Do the Heff! Hector starts a craze in honour of Ireland's new golden boy

Aug 15th 2013, 8:35 PM 6,216 Views 6 Comments

Wait till this goes viral.

Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality
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Pole vault champ Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality

Aug 15th 2013, 8:06 PM 8,985 Views 17 Comments

Some of the world’s top athletes have responded angrily after Isinbayeva came out in support of Russia’s controversial anti-gay law.

Pics: Rob Heffernan celebrates with his world championship gold medal
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# Streets Of Gold

Pics: Rob Heffernan celebrates with his world championship gold medal

Aug 15th 2013, 6:33 PM 12,298 Views 42 Comments

Heffernan won the 50km walk at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow yesterday.

'A lot of people don't see those hard sessions in the winter time' - Treacy pays tribute to tireless Heffernan
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'A lot of people don't see those hard sessions in the winter time' - Treacy pays tribute to tireless Heffernan

Aug 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 1,719 Views 4 Comments

The former athlete and Olympic silver medallist described the Irish race walker’s achievement as “payback” for his hard work.

‘Fearless’ Rob Heffernan’s gold a fitting triumph in memory of late mum
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‘Fearless’ Rob Heffernan’s gold a fitting triumph in memory of late mum

Aug 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 8,520 Views 25 Comments

Colin Griffin, who has competed with Ireland’s new world champion, has paid tribute to his epic win in Moscow.

VIDEO: The climactic moments of Rob Heffernan's gold medal success
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VIDEO: The climactic moments of Rob Heffernan's gold medal success

Aug 14th 2013, 10:49 AM 4,464 Views 7 Comments

Check out the footage of a historic moment in Irish sport.

President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan
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President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan

Aug 14th 2013, 10:45 AM 6,661 Views 56 Comments

“He has achieved all that he deserves,” said the President.

How Twitter reacted to Rob Heffernan's stunning World Championship Gold
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How Twitter reacted to Rob Heffernan's stunning World Championship Gold

Aug 14th 2013, 9:57 AM 5,573 Views 4 Comments

Sporting stars such as Alan Quinlan and Derval O’Rourke were quick off the draw to congratulate the Irish hero.

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships
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Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships

Aug 14th 2013, 9:40 AM 15,547 Views 84 Comments

The result follows the Irish race walker’s fourth place finish at the London Olympics.

Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk
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Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk

Aug 13th 2013, 12:21 PM 2,166 Views 8 Comments

Leitrim’s Laura Reynolds finished 31st at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow this morning.

Bolt + lightning = the coolest picture of the decade
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# Boom!

Bolt + lightning = the coolest picture of the decade

Aug 11th 2013, 11:23 PM 9,228 Views 9 Comments

Yes way.

Brian Gregan qualifies for 400m semi finals
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# Through

Brian Gregan qualifies for 400m semi finals

Aug 11th 2013, 9:47 AM 1,175 Views 1 Comment

After a disappointing day yesterday, Sunday brought some Irish success at the Athletics World Championships.

Usain Bolt slows to a jog on way to winning heat
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# Too Good

Usain Bolt slows to a jog on way to winning heat

Aug 10th 2013, 6:24 PM 2,704 Views 1 Comment

He will go much faster than 10.07 seconds this weekend.

Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow
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Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow

Aug 10th 2013, 5:57 PM 1,217 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic champion dug deep to edge an extremely competitive race today.

Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons
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Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons

Aug 9th 2013, 5:48 PM 1,098 Views 3 Comments

The IAAF will hope that athlete’s achievements, not drug tests, make the news at this year’s World Championships.