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# London2012

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London 2012 Olympics, day 15
Would another gold be too much to ask for? We had all the action from the penultimate day of the Olympics, including John Joe Nevin’s quest for boxing gold.
# Reaction
Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish
The Irish athlete said she was relieved, after a series of injuries threatened to derail her Olympic hopes.
# Interview
Taylor urges IABA to award new contract to Antia
The boxer also hinted she was keen on defending her Olympic title in Rio.
# London 2012
BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation
The broadcaster last night repeated claims that the AIBA accepted a $10M bribe to arrange gold medals for Azerbaijan.
# 37.04
Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale
“We’re just going to go out there and enjoy ourselves and run as fast as possible.” Seems like a solid plan.
# Boom!
London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games?
We just love the honesty of USA’s 17-year-old boxing champion.
# Doodlympics
Have you been playing the Google Olympics?
Themed doodles are always fun – but the finger-games on Google these past few days have kept us rather busy…
# London 2012
Explainer: Why so many Olympic athletes are wearing coloured tape on their bodies?
Is it a fashion statement?
# tired/emotional
The discus champion who unleashed a wild celebration had to sleep on the ground outside
He only went and lost his accreditation.
# Preview
Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny
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).
# Highlights
Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap
Hope you have some fingernails left – another gold medal bout awaits.
# Interview
Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud'
She was speaking after 4x400m Relay this evening.
# bronze
Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal
The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.
London 2012, Day 14
Stretch out those weary muscles, we’re about to do it all over again.
# Sixth
Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress
Joanne Cuddihy ran an impressive leg to give Irish supporters hope but their time was four seconds off the finals pace.
# Read all about it
Here's how the international press reacted to Katie Taylor's victory
The world’s papers were generous in their praise of Taylor’s achievements.
# GoKAtie
VIDEO: The best song from Thailand about Katie Taylor that you'll hear today
This will put a smile on your face…
# Olympics
In pictures: London 2012, Day 14
Mullingar got a day in the Olympic sun and there were some low-blows in the taekwondo.
# London 2012
Irish boxing final just super for GB gold hope Campbell
Campbell is the first male British boxer to reach an Olympic final in London. And it’s next up a man from Mullingar.
# Rio 2016
Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium
João Havelange is the former FIFA president now at the heart of a bribery scandal.
# expert view
Ailis McSweeney: Relay 101... here's what you can look forward to on the track tonight
A tight control on adrenaline and nerves is essential to get away at the right time, writes Ireland’s 100m record holder Ailis McSweeney.
# high Performance
'It's the Mullingar shuffle' -- Superb John Joe Nevin books Olympic final spot
The Mullingar man beat Cuban Lazaro Alvarez Estrada in their semi-final bout at the Excel Arena on a score of 19-14.
# London 2012
Olympic heartbreak for Paddy Barnes as Chinese fighter wins on countback
It’s bronze for the Belfast man after the narrowest of defeats to an old rival in London this afternoon.
# taking a stand
Magnificent Seven: podium controversies
Sometimes athletes have more on their mind than what to do with that bouquet of flowers.
# no canoe
Ireland's Andrzej Jezierski misses out canoe final spot
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.
# GoKAtie
Women should be inspired by Taylor and female boxers, says Olympic chief
IOC boss Jacques Rogge says the decision to include women’s boxing for the first time has been vindicated.
# cool running
Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul
The Caribbean island’s fastest men and women will be in action in their respective 4×100 metre events tonight
# London 2012
Olympic Breakfast: More boxing glory on the cards?
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
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.
# future plans
Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it'
The Irish boxer also thanked Sonia O’Sullivan for inspiring her.
# Destiny
No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing
The Olympic lightweight champion joked that she could fight on for another decade.
# London 2012
Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap
Lucky for some…
# greatness
Double double: Usain Bolt seals historic 200m victory
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.
# in full flight
Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha
The Bray woman’s heroics will be difficult to follow, but David Rudisha and Usain Bolt are fitting closers to a sensational day.
# What katie did
Barry McGuigan: 'I never experienced anything like it in my life'
The Clones Cyclone was ringside as Katie Taylor sealed an historic gold for Team Ireland in London today.
# London 2012
In pictures: London 2012, Day 13
Here’s how the Games developed today. It wasn’t all about a young woman from Wicklow.
London 2012, Day 13
It’s National Katie Taylor day… and there was plenty on outside the Excel Arena too. Revisit it all here.
# Reaction
Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before'
The boxer also described how she was “so nervous all day” ahead of the fight.
# London 2012
Gallery: Katie seals Ireland's first gold of London 2012
It’s been an emotional and historic day at the ExCel Arena. Here’s how it looked.
# reflected glory
Here's how Twitter reacted to Katie Taylor's triumph
The Twitterati went through a range of emotions while watching the boxer’s moment of glory this afternoon.