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European Athletics Championships 2024 Day 1: Ireland stop Bol's triple gold bid

European Athletics Championships 2024 Day 1: Ireland stop Bol's triple gold bid

An inspired Irish quartet led by Rhasidat Adeleke outstripped Femke Bol's favoured Dutch team to snatch gold in a thrilling 4x400m mixed relay at the European Championships on Friday. The Irish four, also featuring Christopher O'Donnell, Thomas Barr and Sharlene Mawdsley, clocked a championship record of 3min 09.92sec, just ahead of silver medal winners Italy, in a show of Olympic intent just 49 days out from the Paris Games.







Boys in war-torn Gaza find joy in football

Boys in war-torn Gaza find joy in football

On a sandy football pitch surrounded by tents in Khan Younis, boys play football barefoot supervised by coach Muayad Abu Afash despite the fear of attacks from Israeli forces. With children no longer going to school, it is a rare escape from the grim reality of war in Gaza.