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# World Championships

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Female boxers should wear skirts, says Federation
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
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)'
The athlete is all set for the all-important 100m Hurdles Heats this Friday.
Asafa Powell pulls out of world championships
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hellenic basketballers get in a chair-heavy ruckus.