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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Wiggins recovers but British coach injured
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Wiggins recovers but British coach injured

Nov 8th 2012, 3:37 PM 1,115 Views 1 Comment

The cycling star has left hospital following his bike accident yesterday.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars go a few rounds with our high-performance boxers
# Gloves Off
From The42
# Gloves Off

In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars go a few rounds with our high-performance boxers

Oct 31st 2012, 7:09 PM 15,720 Views 7 Comments

Let’s get ready to rumble…

# london-2012 - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors
# Winning Streak
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# Winning Streak

Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors

Oct 28th 2012, 4:41 PM 508 Views 0 Comments

The Argentinian continued his recent run of form by derailing the Fed Express.

# london-2012 - Friday 26 October, 2012

Here's your 'Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan Spice up their life' pic of the day
# Zig-a-zig-ah
From The42
# Zig-a-zig-ah

Here's your 'Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan Spice up their life' pic of the day

Oct 26th 2012, 9:27 PM 2,448 Views 0 Comments

We doubt they’re the last Irish athletes you’ll see in unflattering attire this weekend.

# london-2012 - Friday 19 October, 2012

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence

Oct 19th 2012, 7:50 AM 3,888 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Sports Council are “delighted” that Katie Taylor has agreed to remain as an amateur in the hope of further Olympic glory at Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Rio, here we come! Katie Taylor confirms that she will stay amateur
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Rio, here we come! Katie Taylor confirms that she will stay amateur

Oct 18th 2012, 10:54 AM 4,761 Views 26 Comments

Katie Taylor hopes to defend her Olympic gold medal in Rio after confirming this morning that she will not turn professional.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads

Oct 16th 2012, 2:33 PM 645 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s amateur boxers compete in two international competititions in the coming weeks.

# london-2012 - Monday 15 October, 2012

John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses
# Fight Club
From The42
# Fight Club

John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses

Oct 15th 2012, 12:56 PM 944 Views 0 Comments

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is considering all options, despite announcing his decision to turn professional with Amir Khan’s stable.

# london-2012 - Saturday 6 October, 2012

'The route I need to take': John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

'The route I need to take': John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan

Oct 6th 2012, 10:48 PM 1,509 Views 4 Comments

Mullingar’s Olympic silver-medallist has decided not to go for gold in Rio 2016.

John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight

Oct 6th 2012, 1:05 PM 592 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist will reveal news about his future on the Brendan O’Connor Show tonight.

# london-2012 - Thursday 4 October, 2012

And the women's European athlete of the year is...
# Stand-out
From The42
# Stand-out

And the women's European athlete of the year is...

Oct 4th 2012, 4:17 PM 968 Views 0 Comments

Jessica Ennis will be awarded the gong after shouldering the host nation’s medal hopes at the Olympic Games.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport
# Best Summer Ever
From The42
# Best Summer Ever

Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:00 PM 12,863 Views 15 Comments

It started with a thrilling Premier League finale and ended with a remarkable September Sunday. Here’s the best of the tears and cheers.

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week

Sep 30th 2012, 2:15 PM 560 Views 2 Comments

Another shot at Olympic gold or life as a pro? All will be revealed.

# london-2012 - Sunday 23 September, 2012

What's in a name? Nominative determinism in sport
# Namecheck
From The42
# Namecheck

What's in a name? Nominative determinism in sport

Sep 23rd 2012, 10:00 AM 1,590 Views 1 Comment

There are those who believe that a person’s name has an influence over what they do in life. That may well be true for these sport stars.

# london-2012 - Friday 21 September, 2012

In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras
# Presidential Visit
# Presidential Visit

In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras

Sep 21st 2012, 8:15 PM 10,526 Views 17 Comments

When Michael D met Katie T…

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow
# TwitPic
From The42
# TwitPic

NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow

Sep 19th 2012, 3:20 PM 586 Views 3 Comments

The talented Russian is not resting on his hockey laurels, according to reports in his homeland.

# london-2012 - Monday 17 September, 2012

Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch

Sep 17th 2012, 12:17 PM 23,946 Views 130 Comments

The RTÉ sports comentator also says Lance Armstrong was clean during his seven-year reign as Tour de France champion.

Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year
# Precocious
From The42
# Precocious

Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year

Sep 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 490 Views 0 Comments

Move over, Michael. No need to put your tuxedo on, Ryan

# london-2012 - Friday 14 September, 2012

Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh
# Heroes
# Heroes

Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh

Sep 14th 2012, 8:27 AM 2,253 Views 4 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics
# Top Of The World
From The42
# Top Of The World

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics

Sep 12th 2012, 3:53 PM 7,052 Views 14 Comments

We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…

# london-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Pics: Welcome home! Ireland's medal-laden Paralympic heroes return
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Pics: Welcome home! Ireland's medal-laden Paralympic heroes return

Sep 10th 2012, 9:50 PM 12,485 Views 26 Comments

A warm welcome for our athletes back in Dublin tonight.

Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes
# Paralympics 2012
From The42
# Paralympics 2012

Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes

Sep 10th 2012, 11:14 AM 2,493 Views 1 Comment

Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.

# london-2012 - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion

Sep 9th 2012, 11:03 PM 2,650 Views 3 Comments

The Games drew to a close at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight.

Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye
# Endgame
From The42
# Endgame

Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye

Sep 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,927 Views 1 Comment

Brace yourselves, the Games are almost over, but first…

# london-2012 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB
# Unlucky
From The42
# Unlucky

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB

Sep 8th 2012, 9:00 PM 4,743 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.

Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)

Sep 8th 2012, 1:34 PM 3,191 Views 1 Comment

The gold medallist has qualified for this evening’s event with a time of 1:10.59.

Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high

Sep 8th 2012, 7:20 AM 3,970 Views 6 Comments

Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan are among those hoping to add to the Irish side’s medal haul today.

# london-2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status

Sep 7th 2012, 11:25 PM 8,006 Views 17 Comments

The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.

Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style

Sep 7th 2012, 8:44 PM 10,711 Views 25 Comments

The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal
# Discus
From The42
# Discus

Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal

Sep 7th 2012, 3:30 PM 1,665 Views 2 Comments

The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

Sep 7th 2012, 7:20 AM 2,643 Views 4 Comments

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# london-2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown

Sep 6th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,399 Views 1 Comment

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about
# Lights Out
From The42
# Lights Out

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about

Sep 6th 2012, 9:34 PM 667 Views 0 Comments

Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds
# Paralympics
From The42
# Paralympics

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds

Sep 6th 2012, 7:53 PM 758 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.

Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London
# Paralympics 2012
From The42
# Paralympics 2012

Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London

Sep 6th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,837 Views 5 Comments

The 100m T13 champion even managed to ease up 20 metres from the line.

Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test
# Guilty
From The42
# Guilty

Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test

Sep 6th 2012, 12:57 PM 349 Views 0 Comments

Bruno Pinheiro Carra was tested out of competition on August 24.

The Morning Score: Thursday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Sep 6th 2012, 9:35 AM 510 Views 1 Comment

Pat Gilroy, Jason Smyth and Roger Federer all feature in today’s edition.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions
# Review
From The42
# Review

Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions

Sep 5th 2012, 9:02 PM 4,885 Views 3 Comments

Another day. Another gold for Ireland. Can’t we give anyone else a chance?

Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC
# Blade Row
From The42
# Blade Row

Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC

Sep 5th 2012, 3:25 PM 558 Views 1 Comment

The Games’ governing body has found no grounds for the sprinter’s complaint following his 200 metre defeat by Alan Oliveira.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six
# Review
From The42
# Review

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six

Sep 4th 2012, 11:35 PM 3,593 Views 4 Comments

It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.