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#London2012

# london2012 - Saturday 11 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 15 From The42
Live Aug 11th 2012, 8:40 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 15

Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish

Aug 11th 2012, 8:08 PM 7,443 Views 17 Comments

The Irish athlete said she was relieved, after a series of injuries threatened to derail her Olympic hopes.

Taylor urges IABA to award new contract to Antia
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Taylor urges IABA to award new contract to Antia

Aug 11th 2012, 5:19 PM 15,876 Views 25 Comments

The boxer also hinted she was keen on defending her Olympic title in Rio.

BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation

Aug 11th 2012, 3:33 PM 14,900 Views 14 Comments

The broadcaster last night repeated claims that the AIBA accepted a $10M bribe to arrange gold medals for Azerbaijan.

Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale
# 37.04
From The42
# 37.04

Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale

Aug 11th 2012, 2:01 PM 744 Views 0 Comments

“We’re just going to go out there and enjoy ourselves and run as fast as possible.” Seems like a solid plan.

London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games?
# Boom!
From The42
# Boom!

London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games?

Aug 11th 2012, 11:32 AM 2,109 Views 0 Comments

We just love the honesty of USA’s 17-year-old boxing champion.

Have you been playing the Google Olympics?
# Doodlympics
From The42
# Doodlympics

Have you been playing the Google Olympics?

Aug 11th 2012, 10:50 AM 3,981 Views 2 Comments

Themed doodles are always fun – but the finger-games on Google these past few days have kept us rather busy…

Explainer: Why so many Olympic athletes are wearing coloured tape on their bodies?
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Explainer: Why so many Olympic athletes are wearing coloured tape on their bodies?

Aug 11th 2012, 8:24 AM 3,717 Views 2 Comments

Is it a fashion statement?

The discus champion who unleashed a wild celebration had to sleep on the ground outside
# Tired/emotional
From The42
# Tired/emotional

The discus champion who unleashed a wild celebration had to sleep on the ground outside

Aug 11th 2012, 8:12 AM 2,624 Views 2 Comments

He only went and lost his accreditation.

Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny

Aug 11th 2012, 7:10 AM 6,898 Views 10 Comments

Check out all you need to know about Day 15 of the Olympics, including proof that Ireland are topping the only medal table that counts (sort of).

# london2012 - Friday 10 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap
# Highlights
From The42
# Highlights

Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap

Aug 10th 2012, 10:18 PM 5,803 Views 1 Comment

Hope you have some fingernails left – another gold medal bout awaits.

Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud'

Aug 10th 2012, 9:14 PM 9,124 Views 35 Comments

She was speaking after 4x400m Relay this evening.

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 5,883 Views 13 Comments

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

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14 From The42
Live Aug 10th 2012, 8:06 PM

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14

Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress
# Sixth
From The42
# Sixth

Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress

Aug 10th 2012, 7:54 PM 7,081 Views 2 Comments

Joanne Cuddihy ran an impressive leg to give Irish supporters hope but their time was four seconds off the finals pace.

Here's how the international press reacted to Katie Taylor's victory
# Read All About It
From The42
# Read All About It

Here's how the international press reacted to Katie Taylor's victory

Aug 10th 2012, 7:41 PM 24,858 Views 52 Comments

The world’s papers were generous in their praise of Taylor’s achievements.

VIDEO: The best song from Thailand about Katie Taylor that you'll hear today
# GoKAtie
From The42
# GoKAtie

VIDEO: The best song from Thailand about Katie Taylor that you'll hear today

Aug 10th 2012, 5:58 PM 17,483 Views 26 Comments

This will put a smile on your face…

In pictures: London 2012, Day 14
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

In pictures: London 2012, Day 14

Aug 10th 2012, 5:50 PM 3,101 Views 0 Comments

Mullingar got a day in the Olympic sun and there were some low-blows in the taekwondo.

Irish boxing final just super for GB gold hope Campbell
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Irish boxing final just super for GB gold hope Campbell

Aug 10th 2012, 4:49 PM 1,418 Views 0 Comments

Campbell is the first male British boxer to reach an Olympic final in London. And it’s next up a man from Mullingar.

Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium

Aug 10th 2012, 4:49 PM 1,684 Views 0 Comments

João Havelange is the former FIFA president now at the heart of a bribery scandal.

Ailis McSweeney: Relay 101... here's what you can look forward to on the track tonight
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

Ailis McSweeney: Relay 101... here's what you can look forward to on the track tonight

Aug 10th 2012, 3:29 PM 663 Views 0 Comments

A tight control on adrenaline and nerves is essential to get away at the right time, writes Ireland’s 100m record holder Ailis McSweeney.

'It's the Mullingar shuffle' -- Superb John Joe Nevin books Olympic final spot
# High Performance
From The42
# High Performance

'It's the Mullingar shuffle' -- Superb John Joe Nevin books Olympic final spot

Aug 10th 2012, 2:28 PM 10,508 Views 28 Comments

The Mullingar man beat Cuban Lazaro Alvarez Estrada in their semi-final bout at the Excel Arena on a score of 19-14.

Olympic heartbreak for Paddy Barnes as Chinese fighter wins on countback
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic heartbreak for Paddy Barnes as Chinese fighter wins on countback

Aug 10th 2012, 1:56 PM 7,208 Views 27 Comments

It’s bronze for the Belfast man after the narrowest of defeats to an old rival in London this afternoon.

Magnificent Seven: podium controversies
# Taking A Stand
From The42
# Taking A Stand

Magnificent Seven: podium controversies

Aug 10th 2012, 12:29 PM 2,503 Views 1 Comment

Sometimes athletes have more on their mind than what to do with that bouquet of flowers.

Ireland's Andrzej Jezierski misses out canoe final spot
# No Canoe
From The42
# No Canoe

Ireland's Andrzej Jezierski misses out canoe final spot

Aug 10th 2012, 12:18 PM 662 Views 3 Comments

The Polish-born athlete came fourth in the 200m Canoe Sprint semi-final earlier, meaning he will not line out in the decider tomorrow morning.

Women should be inspired by Taylor and female boxers, says Olympic chief
# GoKAtie
From The42
# GoKAtie

Women should be inspired by Taylor and female boxers, says Olympic chief

Aug 10th 2012, 11:56 AM 6,105 Views 82 Comments

IOC boss Jacques Rogge says the decision to include women’s boxing for the first time has been vindicated.

Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul
# Cool Running
From The42
# Cool Running

Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul

Aug 10th 2012, 10:05 AM 548 Views 0 Comments

The Caribbean island’s fastest men and women will be in action in their respective 4×100 metre events tonight

Olympic Breakfast: More boxing glory on the cards?
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: More boxing glory on the cards?

Aug 10th 2012, 7:31 AM 7,312 Views 8 Comments

Just as we’ve calmed our nerves after yesterday, it’s about to happen all over again.

Column: Female Olympians are national heroes, not national sweethearts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Female Olympians are national heroes, not national sweethearts

Aug 10th 2012, 7:04 AM 48 Views 57 Comments

The desire to see female athletes looking feminine at all times is a bit of a relic, says Lisa McInerney, but it doesn’t stop some people bodysnarking at female Olympians.

Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it'
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it'

Aug 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 8,418 Views 19 Comments

The Irish boxer also thanked Sonia O’Sullivan for inspiring her.

# london2012 - Thursday 9 August, 2012

No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing
# Destiny
From The42
# Destiny

No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing

Aug 9th 2012, 11:23 PM 12,019 Views 41 Comments

The Olympic lightweight champion joked that she could fight on for another decade.

Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap

Aug 9th 2012, 10:01 PM 7,261 Views 4 Comments

Lucky for some…

Double double: Usain Bolt seals historic 200m victory
# Greatness
From The42
# Greatness

Double double: Usain Bolt seals historic 200m victory

Aug 9th 2012, 9:11 PM 7,826 Views 24 Comments

Bolt’s 19.32 was the best of a stunning display of Jamaican sprinting as Yohan Blake and Warren Weir took the remaining podium places.

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha
# In Full Flight
From The42
# In Full Flight

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha

Aug 9th 2012, 8:35 PM 6,656 Views 13 Comments

The Bray woman’s heroics will be difficult to follow, but David Rudisha and Usain Bolt are fitting closers to a sensational day.

Barry McGuigan: 'I never experienced anything like it in my life'
# What Katie Did
From The42
# What Katie Did

Barry McGuigan: 'I never experienced anything like it in my life'

Aug 9th 2012, 8:31 PM 16,392 Views 32 Comments

The Clones Cyclone was ringside as Katie Taylor sealed an historic gold for Team Ireland in London today.

In pictures: London 2012, Day 13
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

In pictures: London 2012, Day 13

Aug 9th 2012, 8:01 PM 4,986 Views 2 Comments

Here’s how the Games developed today. It wasn’t all about a young woman from Wicklow.

As it happened: London 2012, Day 13 From The42
Live Aug 9th 2012, 7:25 PM

As it happened: London 2012, Day 13

Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before'

Aug 9th 2012, 6:48 PM 9,865 Views 31 Comments

The boxer also described how she was “so nervous all day” ahead of the fight.

Gallery: Katie seals Ireland's first gold of London 2012
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Gallery: Katie seals Ireland's first gold of London 2012

Aug 9th 2012, 6:21 PM 9,641 Views 19 Comments

It’s been an emotional and historic day at the ExCel Arena. Here’s how it looked.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Katie Taylor's triumph
# Reflected Glory
From The42
# Reflected Glory

Here's how Twitter reacted to Katie Taylor's triumph

Aug 9th 2012, 5:52 PM 32,858 Views 31 Comments

The Twitterati went through a range of emotions while watching the boxer’s moment of glory this afternoon.