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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again
# Essential Viewing
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# Essential Viewing

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,488 Views 1 Comment

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

# london-2012 - Sunday 12 July, 2020

UK Sport deny using London Olympians as 'guinea pigs' for DeltaG drink
# Team GB
From The42
# Team GB

UK Sport deny using London Olympians as 'guinea pigs' for DeltaG drink

Jul 12th 2020, 1:46 PM 5,582 Views 2 Comments

An investigation by the Mail on Sunday says that 40% of athletes give the drink in 2012 reported side effects.

# london-2012 - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'
# Legacy
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# Legacy

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'

May 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,837 Views 3 Comments

Read this extract from Michael Gillard’s book on the Olympics.

# london-2012 - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

Mar 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,230 Views 2 Comments

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
# Against The Tide
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# Against The Tide

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

Mar 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,616 Views 0 Comments

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner
# Adaptation
From The42
# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 27,470 Views 2 Comments

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

# london-2012 - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'I never like to use that word sacrifice. It's a choice'
# Huphup
From The42
# Huphup

'I never like to use that word sacrifice. It's a choice'

Jul 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 5,016 Views 0 Comments

Former Olympian Gavin Noble is part of the duo behind HupHup, a coaching team hoping to help Irish athletes reach an elite level.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

British Olympic sprinter suspended for failing drugs test on comeback from motorbike accident
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

British Olympic sprinter suspended for failing drugs test on comeback from motorbike accident

Feb 7th 2018, 4:36 PM 4,248 Views 3 Comments

Nigel Levine has been provisionally banned by UK Athletics after allegedly testing positive for clenbuterol.

# london-2012 - Friday 19 January, 2018

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse
# Trauma
From The42
# Trauma

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

Jan 19th 2018, 8:11 AM 30,914 Views 0 Comments

McKayla Maroney is one of more than 100 victims to have accused Larry Nassar of sexual assault.

# london-2012 - Saturday 23 December, 2017

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Dec 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 49,790 Views 9 Comments

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

# london-2012 - Monday 14 August, 2017

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
# Indignation
From The42
# Indignation

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

Aug 14th 2017, 2:33 PM 5,752 Views 20 Comments

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics and the track at London 2012, to taking the tag scene by storm
# Multi-talented
From The42
# Multi-talented

Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics and the track at London 2012, to taking the tag scene by storm

Jul 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,073 Views 0 Comments

Claire Bergin is living a life immersed in tag rugby, having represented Ireland at the Olympics in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career
# Waving The White Flag
From The42
# Waving The White Flag

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

Jul 25th 2017, 11:55 AM 29,389 Views 9 Comments

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional
# Old Enemies
From The42
# Old Enemies

Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional

Jun 20th 2017, 2:07 PM 3,592 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpudlian was beaten by the Olympic gold medallist at London 2012.

# london-2012 - Friday 10 February, 2017

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned
# Drugs
From The42
# Drugs

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned

Feb 10th 2017, 1:11 PM 11,280 Views 11 Comments

800m winner Maria Savinova has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

# london-2012 - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals
# Not So Fast
From The42
# Not So Fast

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals

Feb 1st 2017, 11:40 AM 3,031 Views 5 Comments

Antonina Krivoshapka has been disqualified from the London Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 22 January, 2017

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating
# Nutrition
From The42
# Nutrition

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating

Jan 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 5,725 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.

# london-2012 - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 12,301 Views 4 Comments

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling'
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling'

Jan 18th 2017, 1:18 PM 8,539 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old plays GAA with Oulart the Ballagh.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal
# Go Pro
From The42
# Go Pro

Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal

Oct 25th 2016, 3:31 PM 16,297 Views 18 Comments

The former Olympic gold medallist has reportedly signed with Matchroom Sports.

# london-2012 - Friday 21 October, 2016

Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal
# Dream Come True
From The42
# Dream Come True

Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 15,994 Views 11 Comments

The Irish race walker is looking forward to receiving the bronze at a special ceremony in Cork.

# london-2012 - Friday 16 September, 2016

Weightlifter sent home from Rio for doping set to win London 2012 bronze despite finishing 9th
# Dopes
From The42
# Dopes

Weightlifter sent home from Rio for doping set to win London 2012 bronze despite finishing 9th

Sep 16th 2016, 8:13 AM 6,196 Views 7 Comments

Poland’s Tomasz Zielinski will receive a bronze medal after six competitors from London tested positive.

# london-2012 - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'

Aug 6th 2016, 10:00 AM 20,524 Views 2 Comments

Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.

# london-2012 - Friday 29 July, 2016

'I got very nervous when I was winning at the 2012 Olympics'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I got very nervous when I was winning at the 2012 Olympics'

Jul 29th 2016, 3:13 PM 21,881 Views 6 Comments

Irish sailor Annalise Murphy says she is more equipped to deal with pressurised situations now.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics
# Success
From The42
# Success

Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

Jun 15th 2016, 4:04 PM 5,411 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old previously competed in the London 2012 Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle

Mar 27th 2016, 12:18 PM 38,053 Views 84 Comments

The athlete had been travelling to a competition as part of his preparations for Rio.

# london-2012 - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped
# Road To Redemption
From The42
# Road To Redemption

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped

Mar 24th 2016, 10:50 AM 26,437 Views 25 Comments

While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.

# london-2012 - Friday 26 February, 2016

A decision was expected today but Rob Heffernan's wait for Olympic medal goes on
# The Waiting Game
From The42
# The Waiting Game

A decision was expected today but Rob Heffernan's wait for Olympic medal goes on

Feb 26th 2016, 11:53 AM 3,717 Views 4 Comments

The Cork athlete is in line for a bronze medal.

# london-2012 - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘Choosing to represent Ireland at the Olympics was a no-brainer for me’
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘Choosing to represent Ireland at the Olympics was a no-brainer for me’

Jan 31st 2016, 8:30 AM 17,990 Views 4 Comments

Tori Pena chats to The42 on dual nationality, ‘cracking under pressure’ and her hopes for Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Sunday 22 February, 2015

'I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics'
# Seeking Redemption
From The42
# Seeking Redemption

'I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics'

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM 16,647 Views 3 Comments

Even this far out, Ciarán O’Lionaird has Rio on his mind.

# london-2012 - Sunday 1 February, 2015

'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'
# An Ras
From The42
# An Ras

'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'

Feb 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 7,715 Views 0 Comments

Mullingar’s Damien Shaw talks his hopes for Rio 2016 and this year’s An Post Rás.

# london-2012 - Monday 22 December, 2014

Irish pentathlete Natalya Coyle on Rio 2016, the 'big' year ahead and her love of sleep
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Irish pentathlete Natalya Coyle on Rio 2016, the 'big' year ahead and her love of sleep

Dec 22nd 2014, 3:03 PM 12,921 Views 1 Comment

After enjoying an encouraging 2014, the Meath woman is confident of qualifying for Brazil.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories
# Golden Girl
From The42
# Golden Girl

Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories

Nov 25th 2014, 1:11 PM 2,818 Views 0 Comments

On the back of the Bray native’s World Championships win yesterday, we recall her greatest triumphs.

# london-2012 - Friday 19 September, 2014

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics

Sep 19th 2014, 5:36 PM 1,462 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern booked their places in Rio earlier today.

# london-2012 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Katie Taylor looking forward to taking part in 'big competitions' again
# Star
From The42
# Star

Katie Taylor looking forward to taking part in 'big competitions' again

May 8th 2014, 7:45 AM 1,549 Views 1 Comment

The Irish boxer is set to compete in the Europeans later this month.

# london-2012 - Monday 5 May, 2014

British tennis player Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30
# Bally
From The42
# Bally

British tennis player Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30

May 5th 2014, 9:40 AM 16,991 Views 17 Comments

The daughter of former Ipswich Town player Sergei Baltacha won 11 singles titles during her career.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy
# Going Pro
From The42
# Going Pro

Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:33 AM 4,184 Views 5 Comments

The Donegal boxer surrendered his national title in February, sparking speculation he was to leave the amateur ranks.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

John Joe Nevin told both his legs were broken in Mullingar attack
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

John Joe Nevin told both his legs were broken in Mullingar attack

Apr 8th 2014, 9:20 PM 41,790 Views 33 Comments

The boxer will be confined to a wheelchair for some time.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Seán Bán Breathnach is celebrating 45 years on air, so here's a chance to revisit his classic Katie Taylor commentary
# Anniversary
From The42
# Anniversary

Seán Bán Breathnach is celebrating 45 years on air, so here's a chance to revisit his classic Katie Taylor commentary

Mar 25th 2014, 11:44 PM 2,771 Views 2 Comments

No better excuse to recall the Irish boxer’s triumph.

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 February, 2014

'People don’t know who I am' - Irish Olympian and European bronze medalist Barry Murphy on the pitfalls of being a world-class athlete
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'People don’t know who I am' - Irish Olympian and European bronze medalist Barry Murphy on the pitfalls of being a world-class athlete

Feb 16th 2014, 10:00 AM 21,554 Views 21 Comments

The Dubliner tells us that €12,000 isn’t enough for sportspeople such as himself to get by on.

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