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# london2012 - Monday 31 December, 2012

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics
# Memories
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# Memories

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics

Dec 31st 2012, 9:28 PM 33,731 Views 7 Comments

Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.

# london2012 - 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 13,287 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.

# london2012 - Thursday 20 December, 2012

VIDEO: Why squash deserves to be an Olympic sport
# Squash
From The42
# Squash

VIDEO: Why squash deserves to be an Olympic sport

Dec 20th 2012, 12:30 PM 947 Views 1 Comment

The World Squash Federation make their case for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics.

# london2012 - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year
# SPOTY
From The42
# SPOTY

Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Dec 16th 2012, 10:27 PM 15,210 Views 39 Comments

Cyclist was the clear favourite for the award and duly delivered.

# london2012 - 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 486 Views 0 Comments

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

# london2012 - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Murray conjures up Olympics repeat to derail the Fed Express
# Shanghai Surprise
From The42
# Shanghai Surprise

Murray conjures up Olympics repeat to derail the Fed Express

Oct 13th 2012, 7:41 PM 767 Views 0 Comments

The US Open champion just made the race for the world number one ranking a bit more interesting.

# london2012 - 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 1,629 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.

# london2012 - Monday 3 September, 2012

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite
# World's Fastest
From The42
# World's Fastest

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:35 AM 811 Views 1 Comment

Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint

Sep 3rd 2012, 10:42 AM 1,158 Views 0 Comments

The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.

# london2012 - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m

Sep 1st 2012, 10:20 PM 10,312 Views 31 Comments

The 22-year-old blitzed the opposition to take home Ireland’s fourth gold of the Games.

# london2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics
# The Best Of Men
From The42
# The Best Of Men

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics

Aug 29th 2012, 7:05 AM 3,990 Views 4 Comments

Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.

# london2012 - Monday 27 August, 2012

London Paralympics set to open this week
# Paralympic Games
From The42
# Paralympic Games

London Paralympics set to open this week

Aug 27th 2012, 4:15 PM 568 Views 0 Comments

As the London Paralympic Games get underway this week, we look ahead to all the action.

# london2012 - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance
# At All Costs
From The42
# At All Costs

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:43 PM 1,619 Views 3 Comments

The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.

# london2012 - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home
# Olympic Spirit
From The42
# Olympic Spirit

VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home

Aug 21st 2012, 10:30 PM 613 Views 0 Comments

Who knew Tokyo could get so crowded.

Jordanian trio arrested over 'indecent assault' in Antrim
# PSNI
From The42
# PSNI

Jordanian trio arrested over 'indecent assault' in Antrim

Aug 21st 2012, 9:29 PM 5,840 Views 4 Comments

The three men, members of the Paralympic squad, are being questioned after allegations by three women yesterday.

# london2012 - Monday 20 August, 2012

London 2012 unveiled quality of women's boxing to the world - Taylor
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

London 2012 unveiled quality of women's boxing to the world - Taylor

Aug 20th 2012, 8:41 PM 1,294 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic champion is thrilled that her fellow boxers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

# london2012 - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Gallery: What the Olympians did next
# Down Time
From The42
# Down Time

Gallery: What the Olympians did next

Aug 19th 2012, 9:00 AM 2,058 Views 0 Comments

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.

# london2012 - Friday 17 August, 2012

North Korea Olympics squad return to heroes' welcome
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

North Korea Olympics squad return to heroes' welcome

Aug 17th 2012, 11:18 AM 842 Views 1 Comment

The North won four gold medals and two bronze at the London Games, the country’s best result since Barcelona in 1992.

# london2012 - Thursday 16 August, 2012

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan

Aug 16th 2012, 9:35 PM 13,622 Views 29 Comments

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
# I Heart Chad
From The42
# I Heart Chad

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer

Aug 16th 2012, 3:49 PM 1,613 Views 0 Comments

It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.

# london2012 - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Caption time: When Paddy met Enda...
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

Caption time: When Paddy met Enda...

Aug 15th 2012, 8:37 PM 11,823 Views 59 Comments

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
# Home Sweet Home
From The42
# Home Sweet Home

In pictures: Crowds turn out to welcome Irish Olympic heroes despite weather

Aug 15th 2012, 4:16 PM 14,473 Views 18 Comments

The sun may not have turned out, but around 5,000 Irish sports fans did this afternoon.

# london2012 - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Man in court for spying on Chinese swimmers
# Peeping Tom
From The42
# Peeping Tom

Man in court for spying on Chinese swimmers

Aug 14th 2012, 9:52 PM 19,077 Views 36 Comments

Declan Crosbie is accused of peaking at the athletes as they were getting changed.

In pictures: Belfast welcomes home its Olympic boxing heroes
# Northern Soul
From The42
# Northern Soul

In pictures: Belfast welcomes home its Olympic boxing heroes

Aug 14th 2012, 4:47 PM 5,713 Views 17 Comments

The fun just won’t stop for Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon.

Going once... Mary Poppins kit for sale at London Olympics auction
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Going once... Mary Poppins kit for sale at London Olympics auction

Aug 14th 2012, 2:43 PM 765 Views 0 Comments

The 2012 Games were meant to be all about sustainability and organisers hope to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds by recycling historic memorabilia in the online auction.

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

Patients angered by Michael Ring's Olympic homecoming comments

Aug 14th 2012, 12:39 PM 11,798 Views 54 Comments

Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.

Treacy: 'The government have provided very significant funds over the last four years and we hope that will continue'
# Reflections
From The42
# Reflections

Treacy: 'The government have provided very significant funds over the last four years and we hope that will continue'

Aug 14th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,019 Views 38 Comments

The CEO also hit back at critics of the Irish athletes’ efforts.

Katie's future? It's up to Katie, says Billy Walsh
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Katie's future? It's up to Katie, says Billy Walsh

Aug 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,396 Views 0 Comments

The High Performance chief admits there’s challenges ahead for Ireland’s Olympic champion.

# london2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians

Aug 13th 2012, 9:45 PM 6,318 Views 9 Comments

Featuring interviews with Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin and Cian O’Connor, among others.

Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most

Aug 13th 2012, 7:06 PM 6,780 Views 10 Comments

Our columnist gives a review and analysis of what was one of the most successful Olympic Games ever from an Irish supporter’s perspective.

In pictures: Ireland's Olympic heroes welcomed home from London
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

In pictures: Ireland's Olympic heroes welcomed home from London

Aug 13th 2012, 5:21 PM 2,105 Views 0 Comments

Katie Taylor, show jumper Cian O’Connor and three other boxers had some extra baggage heading through Heathrow this morning.

# london2012 - 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 25,262 Views 51 Comments

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

Natalya Coyle delighted with top 10 finish in Women's Modern Pentathlon
# Fencing
From The42
# Fencing

Natalya Coyle delighted with top 10 finish in Women's Modern Pentathlon

Aug 12th 2012, 7:07 PM 9,204 Views 70 Comments

“Hopefully I made everyone in Ireland proud,” said the Olympian from Meath.

Sonia O'Sullivan: It has been a very, very successful Olympics for Team Ireland
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Sonia O'Sullivan: It has been a very, very successful Olympics for Team Ireland

Aug 12th 2012, 6:40 PM 6,526 Views 46 Comments

The Cork woman says all 66 of the Irish Olympians in London are now part of her family.

What next? Nevin to take his time before planning for the future
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

What next? Nevin to take his time before planning for the future

Aug 12th 2012, 5:59 PM 1,311 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist intends to take a break with his family.

It's Sunday, so here's 14 of our favourite pictures from this week of sport
# Snap Happy
From The42
# Snap Happy

It's Sunday, so here's 14 of our favourite pictures from this week of sport

Aug 12th 2012, 10:03 AM 1,513 Views 0 Comments

We’ll be honest, they’re mostly Olympic related.

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting
# Review
From The42
# Review

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Aug 12th 2012, 9:30 AM 1,230 Views 1 Comment

Featuring extensive pieces on women’s boxing, wrestling and the relationship between sport and religion.

'Game seven': USA ready to take home basketball gold
# Medal Match
From The42
# Medal Match

'Game seven': USA ready to take home basketball gold

Aug 12th 2012, 8:06 AM 627 Views 0 Comments

Spain stand in the way as the ‘dream team’ seek a fifth gold in six Olympiads.

# london2012 - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 15, wrap
# Review
From The42
# Review

Olympic Village: Day 15, wrap

Aug 11th 2012, 11:02 PM 7,365 Views 2 Comments

There were mixed emotions for Team Ireland today, while Usain Bolt delivered another memorable performance.

More gold for Bolt as Jamaica smash relay record
# History
From The42
# History

More gold for Bolt as Jamaica smash relay record

Aug 11th 2012, 9:30 PM 1,160 Views 1 Comment

Usain Bolt and co put in a stunning performance to break the world record at the event.

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