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# london-olympics - Saturday 28 November, 2015

These are 15 of the most questionable corporate logos in history
# Marketing Fail
# Marketing Fail

These are 15 of the most questionable corporate logos in history

Nov 28th 2015, 12:00 PM 51,726 Views 14 Comments

That’s one happy satellite dish.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Ireland's Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros
# Success
From The42
# Success

Ireland's Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros

Jul 30th 2014, 4:35 PM 25,397 Views 27 Comments

The star said on Twitter today that he has been told “unofficially” that he was set to receive the accolade.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Hard work finally pays off for one of Ireland's greatest athletes
# Profile
From The42
# Profile

Hard work finally pays off for one of Ireland's greatest athletes

Aug 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 2,527 Views 8 Comments

Rob Heffernan gets the medal he so richly deserved after years of dedication and close calls.

# london-olympics - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Analysis: Gay's roller-coaster career runs into final barrier
# Focus
From The42
# Focus

Analysis: Gay's roller-coaster career runs into final barrier

Jul 14th 2013, 8:00 PM 3,112 Views 6 Comments

The 30-year-old American had run the fastest time in the world this year of 9.75 seconds.

# london-olympics - Monday 1 April, 2013

Indian Olympic medallist took heroin 12 times - police
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Indian Olympic medallist took heroin 12 times - police

Apr 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 2,077 Views 0 Comments

Boxer Vijender Singh won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, as well as competing in London four years later.

# london-olympics - Saturday 16 March, 2013

VIDEO: The 2012 Olympics completely changed how we consume sports
# Gold
From The42
# Gold

VIDEO: The 2012 Olympics completely changed how we consume sports

Mar 16th 2013, 10:44 AM 872 Views 1 Comment

Some of the numbers are staggering, such as how social media discussion of certain brands grew nearly 1500% after ads for those companies ran during the London Games.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Security firm loses €100 million over London Olympics failure
# London Olympics
# London Olympics

Security firm loses €100 million over London Olympics failure

Feb 12th 2013, 3:18 PM 9,718 Views 6 Comments

Military personnel and other security had to step in after security firm G4S failed to meet the terms of its contract last summer.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back

Jan 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 719 Views 119 Comments

We should be over our outrage at petty jibes by now, writes John Verling. Both countries have grown up.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,924 Views 7 Comments

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.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012
# Odd Couples
From The Daily Edge
# Odd Couples

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 6:30 PM 13,303 Views 5 Comments

From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.

# london-olympics - Sunday 23 December, 2012

You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
# Accolade
From The42
# Accolade

You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Dec 23rd 2012, 11:38 PM 16,837 Views 67 Comments

The Olympic gold medal-winning boxer capped an outstanding 2012 by receiving the award tonight.

# london-olympics - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year
# Award
From The42
# Award

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 20th 2012, 3:55 PM 7,830 Views 23 Comments

Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Obama, #London2012 and @Pontifex: The year on Twitter
# 2012 On Twitter
# 2012 On Twitter

Obama, #London2012 and @Pontifex: The year on Twitter

Dec 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,009 Views 4 Comments

Twitter has produced a special website documenting the way users have been tweeting over the past year including the most retweeted post in the site’s history.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham
# First
From The42
# First

London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham

Dec 5th 2012, 2:25 PM 498 Views 0 Comments

The Hammers were named today as ‘first bidder’ for Olympic Stadium.

# london-olympics - 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 564 Views 2 Comments

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

# london-olympics - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Mixing it up: Bolt keen to compete in long jump
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Mixing it up: Bolt keen to compete in long jump

Aug 23rd 2012, 9:32 AM 526 Views 0 Comments

The 100m Olympic gold medallist says he is considering trying new events in four years’ time

# london-olympics - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever?
# Do The Boris
From The Daily Edge
# Do The Boris

VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever?

Aug 14th 2012, 9:29 AM 5,019 Views 7 Comments

Boris Johnson and David Cameron had a great auld boogie at the Olympics closing ceremony.

# london-olympics - Monday 13 August, 2012

John Joe replaces Joyce on Mullingar's local currency
# John Joe Nevin
# John Joe Nevin

John Joe replaces Joyce on Mullingar's local currency

Aug 13th 2012, 6:59 PM 8,839 Views 20 Comments

Nevin’s Olympic success commemorated by having his profile put on tourist notes.

# london-olympics - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 16, wrap
# Games Over
From The42
# Games Over

Olympic Village: Day 16, wrap

Aug 12th 2012, 9:45 PM 25,281 Views 51 Comments

We wave goodbye to London 2012 before making plans to head out to Dublin Airport early for Team Ireland’s return.

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes
# What's Happening
# What's Happening

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes

Aug 12th 2012, 4:07 PM 13,780 Views 72 Comments

There will be no official event for Team Ireland when they arrive back tomorrow afternoon – but no-one is quite sure why.

Poll: Would you like to see a homecoming for Irish athletes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see a homecoming for Irish athletes?

Aug 12th 2012, 1:00 PM 9,461 Views 68 Comments

A dispute over costs, plus some athletes choosing hometown events, means there’ll be no big official homecoming from the Olympics. Would you like to see one?

# london-olympics - Friday 10 August, 2012

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal
# Bronze
From The42
# Bronze

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal

Aug 10th 2012, 9:12 PM 5,876 Views 13 Comments

The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.

LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today
# Taylormania
From The Daily Edge
# Taylormania

LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today

Aug 10th 2012, 11:06 AM 8,031 Views 12 Comments

It’s been emotional.

# london-olympics - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts
# Katie Taylor
From The Daily Edge
# Katie Taylor

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts

Aug 9th 2012, 4:16 PM 14,634 Views 3 Comments

It was inevitable, wasn’t it?

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed
# Tumblr Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Tumblr Of The Day

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed

Aug 9th 2012, 11:14 AM 14,829 Views 1 Comment

And nor should you be.

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike
# Strike
# Strike

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike

Aug 9th 2012, 8:27 AM 3,068 Views 29 Comments

Cleaners are mounting an industrial action over pay rates, with thousands of sports fans expected to use the Underground today.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo

Aug 8th 2012, 10:02 AM 3,785 Views 8 Comments

Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

No joy for Hession in the 200m heats
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

No joy for Hession in the 200m heats

Aug 7th 2012, 12:55 PM 1,036 Views 0 Comments

The Galway native was just short of qualifying for Wednesday’s semi-finals.

# london-olympics - Monday 6 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 10, wrap
# Ladies' Night
From The42
# Ladies' Night

Olympic Village: Day 10, wrap

Aug 6th 2012, 10:43 PM 9,178 Views 6 Comments

You wait four years for an Olympic medal to come along and two come along in quick succession.

We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final
# Neigh Bother
From The42
# Neigh Bother

We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final

Aug 6th 2012, 8:48 PM 2,117 Views 0 Comments

Unfortunately for Ireland, the horses will be under the control of a Swiss and an American.

In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park
# London 2012
# London 2012

In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park

Aug 6th 2012, 9:30 AM 4,783 Views 1 Comment

There’s not just sport to look at in the park, there’s art too.

# london-olympics - Sunday 5 August, 2012

I want to be the best in the world, says jubilant John Joe Nevin
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

I want to be the best in the world, says jubilant John Joe Nevin

Aug 5th 2012, 11:29 PM 11,176 Views 23 Comments

The boxer also paid tribute to his late cousin for “inspiring” him, after securing Ireland’s first medal at the Olympics

# london-olympics - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday
# Aileen Morrison
From The42
# Aileen Morrison

Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday

Aug 4th 2012, 7:49 AM 10,703 Views 13 Comments

Aileen Morrison is the first Irish hopeful up before track and field action at Olympic Park takes centre stage.

# london-olympics - Friday 3 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven From The42
Live Aug 3rd 2012, 8:05 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven

Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)
# Check Please
From The Daily Edge
# Check Please

Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:26 AM 15,891 Views 25 Comments

That’ll be £5 for the fried rice… oh, and £19,000 for drinks.

# london-olympics - Thursday 2 August, 2012

China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness

Aug 2nd 2012, 11:05 AM 8,751 Views 20 Comments

Diver Wu Minxia was not told her mother had cancer and her grandparents had died so she could ‘focus’ on Games.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians

Aug 1st 2012, 11:48 AM 590 Views 0 Comments

The New Orleans Hornets have snagged a decent player for the new NBA season.

# london-olympics - Monday 30 July, 2012

London 2012: Annalise Murphy leads the way on strong sailing day for Team Ireland
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

London 2012: Annalise Murphy leads the way on strong sailing day for Team Ireland

Jul 30th 2012, 6:09 PM 1,028 Views 0 Comments

A number of encouraging results have flowed in from Weymouth. Long may it continue.

Adlington: Winning gold is not as easy as picking up a drink
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Adlington: Winning gold is not as easy as picking up a drink

Jul 30th 2012, 2:20 PM 849 Views 0 Comments

The swimmer, who won bronze in the pool on Sunday, has tempered the gold medal ambitions of Team GB supporters.

# london-olympics - Sunday 29 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt
# A-maze-ing
# A-maze-ing

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt

Jul 29th 2012, 12:00 PM 7,209 Views 8 Comments

It’s a far cry from Usain Bolt-shaped mazes we were reared…

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