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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# London 2012

All time
# Relief
Wiggins recovers but British coach injured
The cycling star has left hospital following his bike accident yesterday.
# Gloves off
In pictures: Ireland's rugby stars go a few rounds with our high-performance boxers
Let’s get ready to rumble…
# Winning Streak
Del Potro holds nerve in tense tie-break to beat Federer and win Swiss Indoors
The Argentinian continued his recent run of form by derailing the Fed Express.
# Zig-a-zig-ah
Here's your 'Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan Spice up their life' pic of the day
We doubt they’re the last Irish athletes you’ll see in unflattering attire this weekend.
# Rio 2016
Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence
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.
# Rio 2016
Rio, here we come! Katie Taylor confirms that she will stay amateur
Katie Taylor hopes to defend her Olympic gold medal in Rio after confirming this morning that she will not turn professional.
# Boxing
Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads
Ireland’s amateur boxers compete in two international competititions in the coming weeks.
# Fight Club
John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses
Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is considering all options, despite announcing his decision to turn professional with Amir Khan’s stable.
# Boxing
'The route I need to take': John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan
Mullingar’s Olympic silver-medallist has decided not to go for gold in Rio 2016.
# team ireland
John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight
The Olympic silver medallist will reveal news about his future on the Brendan O’Connor Show tonight.
# stand-out
And the women's European athlete of the year is...
Jessica Ennis will be awarded the gong after shouldering the host nation’s medal hopes at the Olympic Games.
# Best Summer Ever
Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport
It started with a thrilling Premier League finale and ended with a remarkable September Sunday. Here’s the best of the tears and cheers.
# Boxing
Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week
Another shot at Olympic gold or life as a pro? All will be revealed.
# Namecheck
What's in a name? Nominative determinism in sport
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.
# presidential visit
In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras
When Michael D met Katie T…
# TwitPic
NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow
The talented Russian is not resting on his hockey laurels, according to reports in his homeland.
# London 2012
Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch
The RTÉ sports comentator also says Lance Armstrong was clean during his seven-year reign as Tour de France champion.
# precocious
Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year
Move over, Michael. No need to put your tuxedo on, Ryan
# Heroes
Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.
# Top of the World
Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics
We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…
# Homecoming
Pics: Welcome home! Ireland's medal-laden Paralympic heroes return
A warm welcome for our athletes back in Dublin tonight.
# Paralympics 2012
Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes
Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.
# London 2012
Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion
The Games drew to a close at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight.
# Endgame
Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye
Brace yourselves, the Games are almost over, but first…
# Unlucky
Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB
Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.
# latest
Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)
The gold medallist has qualified for this evening’s event with a time of 1:10.59.
# Preview
Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high
Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan are among those hoping to add to the Irish side’s medal haul today.
# team ireland
Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status
The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.
# Legend
Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style
The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
# discus
Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal
The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.
# team ireland
Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double
We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.
# paralympics
VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown
The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.
# Lights out
Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about
Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.
# paralympics
Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.
# Paralympics 2012
Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London
The 100m T13 champion even managed to ease up 20 metres from the line.
# Guilty
Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test
Bruno Pinheiro Carra was tested out of competition on August 24.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Pat Gilroy, Jason Smyth and Roger Federer all feature in today’s edition.
# Review
Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions
Another day. Another gold for Ireland. Can’t we give anyone else a chance?
# blade row
Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC
The Games’ governing body has found no grounds for the sprinter’s complaint following his 200 metre defeat by Alan Oliveira.
# Review
Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six
It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.