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# London2012

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That was quick: Taoiseach's congrats email out 2 minutes after Katie result
Enda Kenny must have been inspired by golden girl Katie Taylor’s speedy reactions.
In pictures: Ireland's fight fans turn the ExCel Arena green ahead of Katie's gold run
It’s Poznan in East London this afternoon.
No relay dilemma for Bolt as Jamaica bow out
The Jamaican team failed to qualify from their 4x400m relay Olympic heat today.
VIDEO: The last time Katie Taylor fought Sofya Ochigava
The pair met in the final of the world championships in Qinhuangdao a few months ago. Here’s what happened.
Ryan unable to raise the bar for London
The Dubliner failed to progress to the women’s high jump final this morning.
London Games beat Beijing ticket record
The apparent success of the Games have seen a boost in ticket sales for the Paralympics.
Judges favour 'superstar' Katie, says Russian opponent Ochigava ahead of gold medal showdown
“I’m sure Taylor will come out swinging. She knows the opponent’s score has been preset to minus 10.”
'We need to be realistic about winning medals' - Cragg
The Irish runner says the hopes of fans and an athlete’s own aims need to be kept separate.
Victorious Barnes vows to remain focused
The Belfast-born boxer also admitted he faces a big challenge in his next bout against Zou Shiming of China.
In pictures: Day 12 of London 2012
Here’s how the Olympics looked through a lens today.
Cragg comes up short in 5,000m
The 31-year-old was 16 seconds outside the time needed to make Saturday’s final at the Olympic Stadium this morning.
Going for gold: Taylor through to Olympic final
The Irish fighter won her semi-final by eight points this afternoon.
Saudi woman takes slow lane into track history
Sarah Attar became the first female athlete to represent Saudi Arabia in Olympics track and field — but limped home a distant last in her heat.
In pictures: Irish fight fans fill the ExCel Arena ahead of Katie's showdown
A little piece of East London is turning green this afternoon ahead of the Bray fighter’s semi-final showdown.
Aussie journalist 'sorry' for suggesting Ireland should join Team GB
“It’s like an Hawaiian surfer not surfing for the USA,” said Russell Barwick. “It’s not like Tasmanians say they don’t want to represent Australia.”
'We are in the final!' -- Cian O'Connor gets nod to contest decider
After one horse’s withdrawal this morning, the first reserve from Co Meath was called up to the showpiece.
US NBA stars, rivalries spice basketball quarter-finals
“We’re very beatable. We’re not unbeatable,” star player LeBron James said. “We’ve got to work on our habits, defensively and offensively.”
Olympic Breakfast: Taylor hungry for more success
It’s another day in which the boxers dominate the Olympics coverage on these shores, with Paddy Barnes also in action
Olympic Village: Day 11, wrap
Michael Conlan won Ireland’s third medal, while Chris Hoy broke a British record and Sally Pearson gained partial redemption for Team Australia.
'I'm just warming up' says Michael Conlan after quarter-final win
The Belfast fighter insists he’s not going to settle for bronze after victory in London tonight.
Concerned officials launch inquiry into sighting of 'unofficial' condoms found in Olympic Village
‘Kangaroo condoms’ are causing headaches for the IOC.
More boxing success for Ireland, as Conlan progresses to semis
The Irish boxer beat Nordine Oubaali of France, consequently guaranteeing himself a bronze medal at the very least.
Sprinter red-faced after finding 'stolen' spikes
One of Andrew McCabe’s bags, which contained personal items including his national kit and mobile phone, was stolen from a bench besides the running track.
In pictures: Day 11 of London 2012
Here’s how the Olympics looked through a lens today.
I can't see myself going to Rio, says disappointed Derval O'Rourke
The Irish athlete admitted the “middle hurles weren’t good enough” in her performance this evening.
Suarez agrees new Liverpool deal
“When you are a kid, everybody wants to play for Liverpool. I am here now and it is a dream for me, and now I am a Liverpool fan.”
Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village
Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ facilities in Stratford.
Morrissey accuses the Olympics of "blustering jingoism"
The former Smiths frontman wrote a letter to his fanclub saying he can’t watch the Olympics coverage as it is “lethal to witness”.
Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage
The Cork-born hurdler is built to perform when the championship pressure is on, writes her training partner Ailis McSweeney.
Noble 23rd as Brownlee takes gold in men's triathlon
Ireland’s first male Olympic triathlete produced a brave performance on the Hyde Park course this afternoon.
Andy Murray is using his Olympic medals as dog collars
The one on the left isn’t happy with silver either.
Britton misses out on 5,000m final despite smashing personal best
The Irish runner finished six places away from a qualification spot at Olympic Stadium this morning.
Olympic Village: Day 10, wrap
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
Unfortunately for Ireland, the horses will be under the control of a Swiss and an American.
Sailing wrap: Seaton and McGovern bow out as Murphy comes so close
The 49er duo needed a top ten finish in their final race to make the medal race but were unsuccessful.
London 2012 Olympics Day 10
It was Day Ten of London 2012 as Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy looked to add to Ireland’s medal haul from this Olympic games.
'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower
Sebastian Coe said it was ‘poetic justice’ that the man who threw a bottle at the 100m sprinters was sitting next to a Dutch judo star.
US judoka disqualified after failed drugs test
Nicholas Delpopolo was competing in the 73kg division but has tested positive for a banned substance.
Annalise Murphy: I'll work so hard and hopefully be ready to win at Rio 2016
The Laser Radial competitor fought back the tears after she finished just outside of the Olympic medals.
Go Katie: Taylor guarantees medal with quarter-final win
The 26-year-old won her first ever Olympic fight against Team GB’s Natasha Jonas.