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# World Championships

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Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss
Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova claimed gold as part of Russia’s 4x400m relay team.
'He always wanted to do better' - Loughnane praises Heffernan's persistence and dedication
The former Irish race walker spoke with us earlier.
VIDEO: The climactic moments of Rob Heffernan's gold medal success
Check out the footage of a historic moment in Irish sport.
President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan
“He has achieved all that he deserves,” said the President.
How Twitter reacted to Rob Heffernan's stunning World Championship Gold
Sporting stars such as Alan Quinlan and Derval O’Rourke were quick off the draw to congratulate the Irish hero.
Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk
Leitrim’s Laura Reynolds finished 31st at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow this morning.
Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow
The Olympic champion dug deep to edge an extremely competitive race today.
Disappointment for Irish quartet as World Championships get underway
Mark English, Paul Robinson, Maria McCambridge and Jennifer Carey were in action on day one in Moscow.
Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons
The IAAF will hope that athlete’s achievements, not drug tests, make the news at this year’s World Championships.
Lochte wins world championship gold despite foggy goggles
The world record holder lived up to his billing in the 200 metre IM.
Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record
Limerick native Fiona Doyle was a split second off her personal best in the 200 metre breaststroke.
Look at the shape Rob Heffernan is in ahead of the world championships
We’re more used to kettle-cooked crisps rather than kettle bells.
16-year-old Ledecky unfazed after breaking 4 minute mark in 400m freestyle
The US swimmer won gold in 3:59.82 to become only the second female ever to finish the distance in under four minutes.
New record and PBs, but no semi-final place for Murphy and McMahon
Barry Murphy managed to set a new 50 metre butterfly national record at the World Championships this morning.
Moving on from unlucky 2013 - the goal for Sycerika McMahon
Ireland’s teenage sensation is ready to put her disappointment behind her as she packs her bags for Texas.
Murphy building for future by making the most of World Championship chance
The 27-year-old is keen to lend his experience to Ireland’s up and coming swimming talent.
Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships
A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.
Murphy wants dopers to wear swimcap of shame
That way everyone watching will know who the cheats are.
Swimming director vows there will be no repeat of qualifying mix-up
Due to a breakdown in communication, Sycerika McMahon will have to sit out her strongest event at next week’s World Championships.
Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday
The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.
McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold
Antrim’s Paralympic hero dominated the field and beat his own personal best time in Lyon this afternoon.
Athletics world rocked as Gay, Powell and Simpson test positive for banned substance
It’s been a dramatic day in the world of elite sprinting.
‘I find it hard not to take it personally’ — Derval O’Rourke ‘disappointed’ by grants cut
The Cork athlete was granted just €12,000 this year.
How Twitter reacted to Martyn Irvine's double medal success
The site’s users were generous in their praise of the Irish cyclist.
Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner'
The South African athlete is one of the world’s most recognisable sportsmen.
Brady lifts World Handball title
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
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
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
The Donegal-born athlete is looking to build on her success at the 2008 Olympics.
Hula hoops, fire jugglers and human's the 2012 Street Performance World Championship
The championships head to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park this weekend.
London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane
The 36-year-old three-time Olympian is ready for yet another bite at the cherry.
London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch
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
The Irish athlete has spoken out after a succession of injury troubles scuppered his Olympic hopes.
Tickets booked: Irish sailors qualify for London 2012
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
Three time champion holds a slight advantage over Ali Carter.
Mark Allen will now face disciplinary proceedings over 'cheating' comments
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
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
The Ranelagh man has qualified for the World Championships, which begin next Saturday.
VIDEO: Robert Milkins pot his way into the record books
Englishman becomes only the third player to record two World Championship maximums.
Gotcha! Moment of the Day
What is that little Irish dancer planning?