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# London 2012

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# Interview
Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics
In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.
# Golden Girl
The best pictures from Katie Taylor's two wins in 24 hours
The Olympic champion beat Finland’s Mira Potkonen in Bray last night.
# Interview
Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential - Sonia O'Sullivan
The Olympic Silver Medallist is taking part in the Melbourne leg of Run in the Dark this month.
# anti-doping
World anti-doping bosses to open 'extraordinary' audit of Jamaican testing
WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.
# Katie
Frustration forcing Katie Taylor to reconsider pro option
“For Olympic medallists to be boxing in front of a crowd of maybe 100 people, it’s disappointing.”
# success
Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships
The result follows the Irish race walker’s fourth place finish at the London Olympics.
# One Year On
17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance
It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.
# Interview
Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better
Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.
# gimme some mo
Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions
The long distance runner has thrown down the athletic gauntlet to the Jamaican sprinter.
# gold standard
VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero
Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.
# London 2012
Oireachtas agenda: Could Ireland have done better in London 2012?
The transport committee meets Sports Council and Olympic Council officials to discuss a high-performance review.
# Horse Outside
Germans give Cian O'Connor a Golf GTI but he gifts it to "Frenchy"
The Irishman, who won at bronze medal at London 2012, was ultra generous to his long-time groom.
# ignored
Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub
Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.
# Sacrifice
For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course
Ireland’s Annalise Murphy, fourth at last year’s London Olympics, is the latest athlete to be profiled by The Journey.
# (Not) Plain Sailing
Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy crashes bike into parked car, breaks nose
The London Olympian “did something rather stupid” on Tuesday morning.
# Athletics
IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo
Reports yesterday had claimed Cakir Alptekin and Nevin Yanit were at the centre of a doping scandal.
# Setback
Irish Olympian 'devastated' after fencing gear stolen from car in Dublin
Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe told that he’d probably have to borrow gear ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
# medal hopes
'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor
The Northern Irish triathlete has her sights firmly set on medal glory at Rio 2016.
# Road to Rio
Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered
Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.
# Boxing
Irish National Elite Championships: Conlan and Nolan progress to respective finals
Two of Ireland’s Olympians were both victorious at the National Stadium last night.
# New Year
Rheinisch not looking too far into the future
Three-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch plans to compete again this year but hasn’t made any decisions on whether he’ll still be around for Rio 2016.
# Interview
Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again
Tara’s Natalya Coyle was one of the surprise successes of the London Olympics, but she won’t rest easy until she’s fulfilled her potential.
# London 2012
Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last
Stand up for the Ulstermen, Kieran… oh.
# play it again sam
Ireland v Croatia wins the battle of TV sports ratings
There you go Shay, you can clap for that.
# splash
Tom Daley's mammy isn't happy about the criticism he's getting
British Swimming boss David Sparkes hit out at the teenage diver this week for his part in a new reality TV show.
# Inspiration
Dolan praises Mark Rohan's input to Westmeath football
The Paralympian has been brought on board with the Leinster county’s backroom team for the new season and has already made his mark.
# Protégés
Pursuing Gold: China's young athletes in training
These 18 amazing images have just been released by a Chinese photo agency.
South African Olympian Stander killed in road accident
The 25-year-old was UCI Mountain Bike World Cup under-23 men’s cross-country 2009 world champion.
# Defection
Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain
David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.
# Court Case
Olympics 100m bottle-thrower 'screamed abuse at Bolt'
The individual in question allegedly threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track shortly before the men’s 100 metres final.
# Memories
Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics
Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.
# Review
Lance, London, Katie and Poznan: here's what our writers thought of 2012
And what we reckon we’ll be saying this time next year…
# 2012 highlights
I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis' hurdle victory at London 2012
This was more than just a heptathlon event, it was the moment pressure would either crush or create an Olympic icon.
# Interview
After the gold rush: Evans braves risk to bring home reward
After the disappointment of defeat in London, Scott Evans knew he needed a change. He just didn’t know where it would take him.
# Social Media
They said what? Here are 38 of our favourite sporting tweets of the year
Take a glance back at the year in 140 characters or less.
# Looking Back
Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics
The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.
# Interview
After the gold rush: McKillop won’t be defined by London HD glory
With one eye on his three Paralympic medals and six-year unbeaten record, Michael McKillop is plotting his return to able-bodied competition in the new year.
# honours list
Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.
# Interview
After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride
After sneaking into London under most people’s radar, triple Paralympic medallist Helen Kearney is enjoying the buzz of her win.
# Boxing
Team GB bronze medallist Ogogo becomes Golden Boy
The middleweight has become the latest British fighter to join Oscar de la Hoya’s stable.