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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# London 2012

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In pictures: 10 controversies of the London Games
We had match-fixing, drugs bans and sit-in protests over just three short weeks.
After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London
It’s head down and push on as Kilkenny boxer Darren O’Neill comes to terms with life after the London Olympics.
I was there... for Katie's Taylor Olympic gold -- kinda -- and some lovely off-Broadway hurling
Gavan Reilly was outside the ExCel looking in, but we’re counting it. He may have also seen Kilkenny.
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
I was there... to see Paddy Barnes take on Zou in the art of war
With typical timing, Sinéad O’Carroll was in the ExCel the day AFTER Katie won gold. But there was still plenty of action for the Irish fight fans.
The best memes of 2012
Grumpy Cat, Angelina Jolieing, and those binders full of women. It’s been a quality year for internet memes. Here’s the cream of the crop…
I was there... for Cork's hard-fought 0-0 draw with St Pat's
The Airtricity League tie may not have been the most glamorous of events, but it was well worth attending nonetheless, writes Paul Fennessy.
In pictures: The RTÉ Sports Awards
Ireland’s sporting heroes were out in force for this evening’s ceremony.
You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
The Olympic gold medal-winning boxer capped an outstanding 2012 by receiving the award tonight.
Golden girl Britton gets some Brussels silver for Christmas
The Wicklow native followed up her European win with a second placed finish in Belgium.
Poll: Who should win RTÉ Manager of the Year tonight?
Jimmy’s winning matches but Billy’s winning medals. And there’s plenty more candidates for the big prize.
Poll: Who should win RTÉ Sports Team of the Year tomorrow night?
And the nominees are…
You owned it, baby! 6 unlikely people who deserve a slap on the back after 2012
From Timmy ‘Downtown’ McCarthy to the quiet man in Katie’s corner.
Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year
Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.
Wave goodbye: Melanie Nocher retires from international swimming
The two-time Olympian for Team Ireland is looking forward to ‘new challenges’ after taking the decision to step away from elite-level competitions.
The Christmas gift idea No 4: The Louis Smith calendar
Your pommel horse, X Factor, and Strictly-loving chum will thank you for this.
Road to Rio begins: Taylor set for first fight as Olympic champion in Dublin
The London 2012 gold medalist will take to the ring in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on February 24.
VIDEO: Cian O'Connor brings show-jumping to Croke Park
We never thought we’d see the day.
Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012
75% of respondents in Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index (SSI) picked Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold as the most iconic moment of 2012.
Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Cyclist was the clear favourite for the award and duly delivered.
The 23 most epic matches, races or bouts in sport this year
It has been a very good year (for some).
Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year
With four Olympic medals in the bag, Ireland’s top boxing coaches won the annual Philips award at this afternoon’s ceremony in Dublin.
Make some room: Djokovic and Williams are named world champions
Guess Michael Flatley will have to take that accolade off his CV now.
Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations
Will it be a case of Jimmy McGuinness winning more accolades at the gala ceremony?
Scott Evans wins Irish Open badminton title
Chloe Magee was unlucky to lose out in the Women’s Singles Final in Baldoyle this afternoon.
ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations
Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.
Fair play to Flintoff but it was more like white-collar boxing - Ken Egan
The Olympic Silver Medallist is hoping to dethrone Joe Ward in the national championships next February.
London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham
The Hammers were named today as ‘first bidder’ for Olympic Stadium.
Olympic committee warn O'Leary over betting
The Corkman bet on Great Britain’s sailors in Beijing 2008.
Hold on to your hats: Serena Williams named WTA player of the year
The American won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold after a successful comeback.
The most popular female athletes on the internet in 2012
These are the women the world searched for over the past 12 months. There’s a whole lot of American Olympians in the mix.
Sycerika McMahon revels in medal success after London let-down
The Belfast swimmer won a bronze medal at the European Short Course Championships at the weekend.
Rory McIlroy gets a nod but Britain's Olympians dominate BBC award shortlist
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite.
Sycerika McMahon makes Euro final as Barry Murphy breaks national record
The Belfast swimmer will compete in the final of the Women’s 100m Breaststroke on Sunday.
VIDEO: Learn how to dance like Michelle Jenneke
The Australian hurdler who went viral during the summer takes us through her pre-race moves. Think we’ll leave it to her.
Smith confirmed as new coach of Women's Irish Hockey team
He previously served for six years as Assistant Coach of the New Zealand Men’s team.
VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland
The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.
Ongoing: McKayla Maroney still isn't happy
This one ain’t photoshopped.
Martyn Irvine wins silver medal at Track World Cup in Glasgow
The Irish cyclist was pipped to gold by Switzerland’s Tristan Marguet after a sprint finish.
Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut
But the hurdler still won a medal at Lake Placid.