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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# London 2012

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Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport
The 24-hour countdown to the Games is on after tonight’s event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
The Evening Fix: Tuesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects
The T44 showdown between Pistorius, Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton has been billed as the race of the Paralympics.
In demand: Conor O'Shea to head review of GB swimmers
British Swimming has opened the investigation into ‘poor performance’ after their target of five medals was not met in London.
VIDEO: It's never too late for one last London 2012 montage
It’s grand, there’s only two more sleeps until the Paralympics starts.
London Paralympics set to open this week
As the London Paralympic Games get underway this week, we look ahead to all the action.
Farah savours fans' reaction on track return
The British athlete triumphed in the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League today.
VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet
The Derry sprinter tells his inspiring story ahead of next week’s London Games.
Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?
Team Ireland will be competing in the games but will you be watching them?
Paralympic cauldron lit in central London
Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the crowd in London’s Trafalgar Square as marathon participant Claire Lomas lit the cauldron.
Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance
The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.
VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home
Who knew Tokyo could get so crowded.
Remember those Olympic badminton players who tried to lose in London?
They’re appealing their suspensions.
London 2012 unveiled quality of women's boxing to the world - Taylor
The Olympic champion is thrilled that her fellow boxers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
In pictures: Golden girl Katie Taylor visits Crumlin Children's Hospital
The boxing champion spent the day with some of her younger fans…
Cian O'Connor claims third place at Dublin Grand Prix
The Kildare show jumper finished behind Carsten-Otto Nagel of Germany and France’s Kevin Staut.
Djokovic gains revenge against del Potro to set up Federer final
The Serb was a straight-sets winner over the man who bested him at London 2012.
Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo
Celebrations to welcome home Cian O’Connor and Natalya Coyle are planned in the County Meath village tonight.
Looking good, Michael! It's the sporting tweets of the week
This week, Michael Conlan gets a look at his own portrait, RVP is exposed and Usain Bolt meets Jason Statham.
Gallery: What the Olympians did next
While many are still lapping up the limelight, some are happy to continue the hard work, go fishing or have a nice game of dominoes.
It's Sunday so here's 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
Here’s how the week developed.
Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking
The Swiss will face fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, safe in the knowledge that he will remain world number one.
Poll: Should Katie Taylor become a professional boxer?
Ireland’s Olympic champion is weighing up her options about a professional career – do you think she should take the plunge?
Olympic Silver Medallist sprinter signed up by New England Patriots
The multi-talented athlete has prospered on the American Football field with University of Florida.
All the Nike gear you get for making the US Olympic team in one photo
It’s like Michael Jordan got sick in here…
In tweets: Ireland's Olympians enjoy some time off
Badminton player Scott Evans arranged a couple of nights out for the willing members of Team Ireland.
North Korea Olympics squad return to heroes' welcome
The North won four gold medals and two bronze at the London Games, the country’s best result since Barcelona in 1992.
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
Heading outside and spending the day with love ones during your leisure time? Not for me, Jeff.
There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan
The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.
Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer
It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.
Reward: Marathon winner Kiprotich promised new house for parents
The 23-year-old was also presented with €65,000 and a promotion in his job as a prison warden. Not bad for just over two hours work.
Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head... on the cricket field?
The Sydney Sixers are looking to add some Jamaican gold to their line-up after the Melbourne Stars approached the 100m sprint champion
Remember that, eh... gorgeous jacket Ken Egan wore during the Olympics?
Well now you can buy it in a charity auction. It’s signed and it’s for a worthy cause.
A 10-year-old boy sent his medal to the Canadian Olympians who lost theirs through disqualification
“If I get rich and if I remember I will donate money to the Summer and Winter Canadian Olympics’ the child promised.
The Morning Score: Thursday
Ireland show some eastern promise, RVP packs his bags and our hurling expert doubles on it.
Caption time: When Paddy met Enda...
One of Ireland’s bronze medal heroes shared a joke with An Taoiseach at the official reception at Farmleigh House today.
In pictures: Crowds turn out to welcome Irish Olympic heroes despite weather
The sun may not have turned out, but around 5,000 Irish sports fans did this afternoon.
'I'm off to Ibiza'... Katie Taylor the star attraction as 5,000 turn out for Olympic homecoming
A special event was held in a wet Dublin city centre for Ireland’s athletes this afternoon.
'I'm ready': Quadruple amputee prepares for Bering Strait swim
The frigid waters will provide the final phase of Philippe Croizon’s bid to swim between five continents.