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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

Jan 15th 2014, 7:50 AM 4,528 Views 2 Comments

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# london-2012 - Sunday 1 December, 2013

The best pictures from Katie Taylor's two wins in 24 hours
# Golden Girl
From The42
# Golden Girl

The best pictures from Katie Taylor's two wins in 24 hours

Dec 1st 2013, 11:36 AM 3,665 Views 2 Comments

The Olympic champion beat Finland’s Mira Potkonen in Bray last night.

# london-2012 - Friday 1 November, 2013

Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential - Sonia O'Sullivan
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential - Sonia O'Sullivan

Nov 1st 2013, 7:26 PM 2,689 Views 1 Comment

The Olympic Silver Medallist is taking part in the Melbourne leg of Run in the Dark this month.

# london-2012 - Monday 14 October, 2013

World anti-doping bosses to open 'extraordinary' audit of Jamaican testing
# Anti-doping
From The42
# Anti-doping

World anti-doping bosses to open 'extraordinary' audit of Jamaican testing

Oct 14th 2013, 2:29 PM 7,021 Views 19 Comments

WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.

# london-2012 - Friday 20 September, 2013

Frustration forcing Katie Taylor to reconsider pro option
# Katie
From The42
# Katie

Frustration forcing Katie Taylor to reconsider pro option

Sep 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 14,884 Views 40 Comments

“For Olympic medallists to be boxing in front of a crowd of maybe 100 people, it’s disappointing.”

# london-2012 - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships
# Success
From The42
# Success

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships

Aug 14th 2013, 9:40 AM 15,543 Views 84 Comments

The result follows the Irish race walker’s fourth place finish at the London Olympics.

# london-2012 - Friday 9 August, 2013

17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance
# One Year On
From The42
# One Year On

17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance

Aug 9th 2013, 3:16 PM 9,535 Views 43 Comments

It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Jul 30th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,186 Views 3 Comments

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.

# london-2012 - Monday 29 July, 2013

Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions
# Gimme Some Mo
From The42
# Gimme Some Mo

Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions

Jul 29th 2013, 6:09 PM 4,913 Views 6 Comments

The long distance runner has thrown down the athletic gauntlet to the Jamaican sprinter.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero

Jun 19th 2013, 9:29 PM 969 Views 0 Comments

Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.

Oireachtas agenda: Could Ireland have done better in London 2012?
# London 2012
# London 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Could Ireland have done better in London 2012?

Jun 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,312 Views 7 Comments

The transport committee meets Sports Council and Olympic Council officials to discuss a high-performance review.

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Germans give Cian O'Connor a Golf GTI but he gifts it to "Frenchy"
# Horse Outside
From The42
# Horse Outside

Germans give Cian O'Connor a Golf GTI but he gifts it to "Frenchy"

Jun 16th 2013, 8:24 PM 4,852 Views 0 Comments

The Irishman, who won at bronze medal at London 2012, was ultra generous to his long-time groom.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub
# Ignored
From The42
# Ignored

Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub

Apr 24th 2013, 1:05 PM 8,258 Views 4 Comments

Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.

# london-2012 - Thursday 18 April, 2013

For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course
# Sacrifice
From The42
# Sacrifice

For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course

Apr 18th 2013, 1:18 PM 1,952 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy, fourth at last year’s London Olympics, is the latest athlete to be profiled by The Journey.

# london-2012 - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy crashes bike into parked car, breaks nose
# (Not) Plain Sailing
From The42
# (Not) Plain Sailing

Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy crashes bike into parked car, breaks nose

Mar 28th 2013, 11:07 AM 3,324 Views 1 Comment

The London Olympian “did something rather stupid” on Tuesday morning.

# london-2012 - Saturday 23 March, 2013

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo
# Athletics
From The42
# Athletics

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo

Mar 23rd 2013, 12:25 PM 2,622 Views 0 Comments

Reports yesterday had claimed Cakir Alptekin and Nevin Yanit were at the centre of a doping scandal.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Irish Olympian 'devastated' after fencing gear stolen from car in Dublin
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Irish Olympian 'devastated' after fencing gear stolen from car in Dublin

Mar 13th 2013, 5:57 PM 13,381 Views 25 Comments

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe told TheScore.ie that he’d probably have to borrow gear ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

# london-2012 - Saturday 2 March, 2013

'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor
# Medal Hopes
From The42
# Medal Hopes

'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor

Mar 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 8,190 Views 5 Comments

The Northern Irish triathlete has her sights firmly set on medal glory at Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered
# Road To Rio
From The42
# Road To Rio

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Feb 28th 2013, 5:28 PM 908 Views 1 Comment

Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.

# london-2012 - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Irish National Elite Championships: Conlan and Nolan progress to respective finals
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

Irish National Elite Championships: Conlan and Nolan progress to respective finals

Feb 16th 2013, 11:18 AM 1,016 Views 0 Comments

Two of Ireland’s Olympians were both victorious at the National Stadium last night.

Rheinisch not looking too far into the future
# New Year
From The42
# New Year

Rheinisch not looking too far into the future

Feb 16th 2013, 9:30 AM 770 Views 0 Comments

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.

# london-2012 - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again

Feb 2nd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,445 Views 10 Comments

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 - Friday 11 January, 2013

Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last

Jan 11th 2013, 2:16 PM 2,110 Views 0 Comments

Stand up for the Ulstermen, Kieran… oh.

Ireland v Croatia wins the battle of TV sports ratings
# Play It Again Sam
From The42
# Play It Again Sam

Ireland v Croatia wins the battle of TV sports ratings

Jan 11th 2013, 1:24 PM 1,823 Views 4 Comments

There you go Shay, you can clap for that.

# london-2012 - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Tom Daley's mammy isn't happy about the criticism he's getting
# Splash
From The42
# Splash

Tom Daley's mammy isn't happy about the criticism he's getting

Jan 10th 2013, 5:11 PM 1,720 Views 0 Comments

British Swimming boss David Sparkes hit out at the teenage diver this week for his part in a new reality TV show.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Dolan praises Mark Rohan's input to Westmeath football
# Inspiration
From The42
# Inspiration

Dolan praises Mark Rohan's input to Westmeath football

Jan 9th 2013, 1:38 PM 1,407 Views 0 Comments

The Paralympian has been brought on board with the Leinster county’s backroom team for the new season and has already made his mark.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Pursuing Gold: China's young athletes in training
# Protégés
# Protégés

Pursuing Gold: China's young athletes in training

Jan 8th 2013, 3:59 PM 10,843 Views 21 Comments

These 18 amazing images have just been released by a Chinese photo agency.

# london-2012 - Friday 4 January, 2013

South African Olympian Stander killed in road accident
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

South African Olympian Stander killed in road accident

Jan 4th 2013, 12:52 PM 1,245 Views 1 Comment

The 25-year-old was UCI Mountain Bike World Cup under-23 men’s cross-country 2009 world champion.

# london-2012 - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain
# Defection
From The42
# Defection

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain

Jan 3rd 2013, 4:46 PM 2,598 Views 9 Comments

David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.

Olympics 100m bottle-thrower 'screamed abuse at Bolt'
# Court Case
From The42
# Court Case

Olympics 100m bottle-thrower 'screamed abuse at Bolt'

Jan 3rd 2013, 3:43 PM 10,774 Views 11 Comments

The individual in question allegedly threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track shortly before the men’s 100 metres final.

# london-2012 - Monday 31 December, 2012

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics

Dec 31st 2012, 9:28 PM 33,719 Views 7 Comments

Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.

Lance, London, Katie and Poznan: here's what our writers thought of 2012
# Review
From The42
# Review

Lance, London, Katie and Poznan: here's what our writers thought of 2012

Dec 31st 2012, 1:01 PM 5,425 Views 1 Comment

And what we reckon we’ll be saying this time next year…

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 December, 2012

I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis' hurdle victory at London 2012
# 2012 Highlights
From The42
# 2012 Highlights

I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis' hurdle victory at London 2012

Dec 30th 2012, 3:00 PM 1,201 Views 0 Comments

This was more than just a heptathlon event, it was the moment pressure would either crush or create an Olympic icon.

After the gold rush: Evans braves risk to bring home reward
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: Evans braves risk to bring home reward

Dec 30th 2012, 2:45 PM 4,916 Views 2 Comments

After the disappointment of defeat in London, Scott Evans knew he needed a change. He just didn’t know where it would take him.

They said what? Here are 38 of our favourite sporting tweets of the year
# Social Media
From The42
# Social Media

They said what? Here are 38 of our favourite sporting tweets of the year

Dec 30th 2012, 2:00 PM 10,665 Views 2 Comments

Take a glance back at the year in 140 characters or less.

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics

Dec 30th 2012, 8:30 AM 16,649 Views 9 Comments

The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.

# london-2012 - Saturday 29 December, 2012

After the gold rush: McKillop won’t be defined by London HD glory
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: McKillop won’t be defined by London HD glory

Dec 29th 2012, 2:05 PM 4,773 Views 1 Comment

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.

Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours
# Honours List
# Honours List

Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours

Dec 29th 2012, 1:06 PM 6,711 Views 19 Comments

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.

# london-2012 - Friday 28 December, 2012

After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride

Dec 28th 2012, 1:30 PM 5,503 Views 5 Comments

After sneaking into London under most people’s radar, triple Paralympic medallist Helen Kearney is enjoying the buzz of her win.

# london-2012 - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Team GB bronze medallist Ogogo becomes Golden Boy
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

Team GB bronze medallist Ogogo becomes Golden Boy

Dec 27th 2012, 9:53 PM 1,184 Views 0 Comments

The middleweight has become the latest British fighter to join Oscar de la Hoya’s stable.