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#World Championships

Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner'
# Review
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# Review

Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner'

Feb 14th 2013, 12:16 PM 10,802 Views 15 Comments

The South African athlete is one of the world’s most recognisable sportsmen.

Brady lifts World Handball title
# Champion
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# Champion

Brady lifts World Handball title

Oct 17th 2012, 11:32 AM 1,332 Views 0 Comments

The Mullahoran man triumphed against American Luis Moreno in last night’s men’s singles final at the CityWest.

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title
# Low Hopes
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# Low Hopes

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title

Sep 11th 2012, 4:20 PM 589 Views 0 Comments

Spanish coach Jose Luis de Santos believes his team, containing Alberto Contador, will play third fiddle behind Belgium and Italy.

Ailis McSweeney: Bolt will claim gold, provided he is fully fit
# Preview
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# Preview

Ailis McSweeney: Bolt will claim gold, provided he is fully fit

Aug 5th 2012, 6:55 PM 4,645 Views 15 Comments

The 100m Final takes place this evening, and our columnist is tipping the 25-year-old to retain his title.

London 2012: Introducing… Chloe Magee
# 10 Days To Go
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# 10 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Chloe Magee

Jul 17th 2012, 9:15 PM 4,428 Views 1 Comment

The Donegal-born athlete is looking to build on her success at the 2008 Olympics.

Hula hoops, fire jugglers and human cannonballs...it's the 2012 Street Performance World Championship
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Hula hoops, fire jugglers and human cannonballs...it's the 2012 Street Performance World Championship

Jul 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,507 Views 7 Comments

The championships head to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park this weekend.

London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane
# 17 Days To Go
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# 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane

Jul 10th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,412 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old three-time Olympian is ready for yet another bite at the cherry.

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch
# 17 Days To Go
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# 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch

Jul 10th 2012, 7:44 AM 2,691 Views 1 Comment

The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.

Olympic heartbreak is 'crushing,' admits Gillick
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Olympic heartbreak is 'crushing,' admits Gillick

Jul 4th 2012, 8:32 AM 4,482 Views 4 Comments

The Irish athlete has spoken out after a succession of injury troubles scuppered his Olympic hopes.

Tickets booked: Irish sailors qualify for London 2012
# Huzzah
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# Huzzah

Tickets booked: Irish sailors qualify for London 2012

May 15th 2012, 6:58 PM 1,838 Views 5 Comments

Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan secured qualification after earning a place in the gold fleet today.

Rocket man: O'Sullivan takes 10-7 lead in world snooker final
# Pot Luck
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# Pot Luck

Rocket man: O'Sullivan takes 10-7 lead in world snooker final

May 7th 2012, 1:00 PM 308 Views 0 Comments

Three time champion holds a slight advantage over Ali Carter.

Mark Allen will now face disciplinary proceedings over 'cheating' comments
# Crucible
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# Crucible

Mark Allen will now face disciplinary proceedings over 'cheating' comments

Apr 23rd 2012, 3:18 PM 822 Views 1 Comment

The Antrim man has, once again, given World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn cause for great concern.

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat
# Crucible
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# Crucible

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat

Apr 22nd 2012, 9:26 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner staged a brief comeback but was soundly beaten in the first round encounter at Sheffield.

Ken Doherty heading for the Crucible after thrilling win over Hamilton
# 10-9
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# 10-9

Ken Doherty heading for the Crucible after thrilling win over Hamilton

Apr 15th 2012, 12:29 PM 468 Views 2 Comments

The Ranelagh man has qualified for the betfred.com World Championships, which begin next Saturday.

VIDEO: Robert Milkins pot his way into the record books
# Maximum
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# Maximum

VIDEO: Robert Milkins pot his way into the record books

Apr 11th 2012, 6:30 PM 614 Views 1 Comment

Englishman becomes only the third player to record two World Championship maximums.

Gotcha! Moment of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Gotcha! Moment of the Day

Apr 3rd 2012, 4:14 PM 10,829 Views 7 Comments

What is that little Irish dancer planning?

Female boxers should wear skirts, says Federation
# Controversial
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# Controversial

Female boxers should wear skirts, says Federation

Oct 28th 2011, 1:19 PM 543 Views 6 Comments

Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, president of the International Boxing Association, says people “can’t tell the difference between the men and women” in the ring.

Roy Sheehan up-and-running at Worlds
# Eastern Promise
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# Eastern Promise

Roy Sheehan up-and-running at Worlds

Sep 29th 2011, 1:35 PM 207 Views 0 Comments

The St Michael’s Athy welterweight beat Bahamas representative Carl Hield 15-10 having trailed 4-3 after the first.

O'Rourke prepares for Championships with 'Barry's tea and drugs (not the bad kind)'
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

O'Rourke prepares for Championships with 'Barry's tea and drugs (not the bad kind)'

Aug 30th 2011, 4:37 PM 523 Views 0 Comments

The athlete is all set for the all-important 100m Hurdles Heats this Friday.

Asafa Powell pulls out of world championships
# Setback
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# Setback

Asafa Powell pulls out of world championships

Aug 25th 2011, 10:30 AM 113 Views 0 Comments

The athlete’s manager said that the decision was taken after he failed to shake off a lingering groin strain that has been troubling him for weeks.

More bad news as Gillick to miss world championships
# Off Track
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# Off Track

More bad news as Gillick to miss world championships

Jul 27th 2011, 10:24 AM 241 Views 0 Comments

Dubliner joins Ailis McSweeney on the sidelines for the rest of the season as focus turns to London 2012 in 365 days’ time.

Lochte beats Phelps into second place at Worlds
# Waves Of Change
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# Waves Of Change

Lochte beats Phelps into second place at Worlds

Jul 26th 2011, 1:24 PM 74 Views 0 Comments

Michael Phelps was denied gold in the 200m freestyle at the Shanghai World Championships today by in-form compatriot Ryan Lochte.

Double amputee 'Blade Runner' makes the Worlds
# Breakthrough
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# Breakthrough

Double amputee 'Blade Runner' makes the Worlds

Jul 20th 2011, 11:43 AM 151 Views 0 Comments

The athlete at the centre of the debate about the use of prosthetics in sport has qualified for the Athletics World Championships after clocking a personal best in the 400m.

Sidelined: Tyson Gay out for rest of season
# Setback
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# Setback

Sidelined: Tyson Gay out for rest of season

Jul 8th 2011, 11:33 AM 169 Views 0 Comments

Usain Bolt says the injury to his main rival will not cause him to be complacent.

Vegas, baby: Maynooth students get invited to the football tennis World Cup
# Lucky Break
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# Lucky Break

Vegas, baby: Maynooth students get invited to the football tennis World Cup

Mar 25th 2011, 4:26 PM 645 Views 0 Comments

A drunken email originally led to a trip to Turkey. Now the lads have set up Football Tennis Ireland and are heading for Las Vegas in June to mix it with Andre Agassi.

Greek and Serb players riot at World Basketball Champ'ships
# Scrap
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# Scrap

Greek and Serb players riot at World Basketball Champ'ships

Aug 30th 2010, 10:42 AM 317 Views 0 Comments

Hellenic basketballers get in a chair-heavy ruckus.