European Games Flame


In a celebration of Azerbaijan’s extraordinary landscape, culture and heritage, the flame will travel the length and breadth of the country, spreading the spirit of the Games and warming the hearts of people in all 61 regions. Azerbaijan is known as the Land of Fire, so it is fitting that …

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Allen Third in World Cup Thriller

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In his first ever World Cup Final, Wexford’s 19 year-old Bertram Allen was third overall at Las Vegas tonight (Sunday) in one of the tightest finishing scores ever seen in the famous competition. Starting with one penalty point on his card this evening, Allen and the 11 year-old grey mare …

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Barnes and Conlan Superb in Venezuala

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Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics following a tense and dramatic night for Irish boxing in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) in Maiquetía, Venezuela in the early hours of this morning. Barnes beat Finol Rivas on a split decision (49-45,49-45, 47-48) in the light-fly …

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Educational service for elite athletes


International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today announced that the IOC will launch a free, online education service aimed specifically at Olympians, other elite athletes and their coaches. The new service, called “The IOC Athlete Learning Gateway”, will go live on 28 May during the 7th IOC Athlete Career …

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