Jamie Costin finishes 44th in Men's 50k Walk at Olympic Games - 4 hours, 15 minutes, 16 seconds his time in 35 Celsius temperatures. Gold to Italy's Alex Schwazer.
Ireland's Olive Loughnane has finished in seventh place in the women's 20 kilometres walk, as world champion Olga Kaniskina of Russia led from gun to tape to win the gold medal on Thursday.
The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) have issued the following statement regarding doping medications at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Horse Sport Ireland have made a statement on the banning of rider Denis Lynch and his horse Lantinus from the Olympic Individual Jumping competition.
Irish rider Denis Lynch has protested his innocence as his hopes of winning an Olympic medal in Hong Kong were ended today after being forced to withdraw from the individual showjumping final when his horse Lantinus tested positive for a banned substance
Sailing: Bangor’s Stephen Milne and Peter O'Leary from Cork finished their Olympic regatta in the Star class in Qingdao in thirteenth place overall, missing out on their goal of the medal race today by three places. The duo placed 8th in Race 8, 11th in Race 9 and 12th in Race 10 yesterday.
Ireland's Andrew Bree finished fifth in his 200m breaststroke semi-final race to break the Irish record for the second time this week.
You wait eight years for one medal and then two come at once.
Paddy Barnes put in a superb performance to guarantee himself at least a bronze medal after he defeated Lukasz Maszczyk from Poland 11-5.
Kenny Egan has guaranteed Ireland's second bronze medal after beating Washington Silva in a one-sided contest in the Light-Heavyweight division.