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#London2012

# london2012 - Thursday 9 August, 2012

That was quick: Taoiseach's congrats email out 2 minutes after Katie result
# Punch-drunk
# Punch-drunk

That was quick: Taoiseach's congrats email out 2 minutes after Katie result

Aug 9th 2012, 5:17 PM 12,312 Views 72 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

In pictures: Ireland's fight fans turn the ExCel Arena green ahead of Katie's gold run

Aug 9th 2012, 4:23 PM 10,226 Views 14 Comments

It’s Poznan in East London this afternoon.

No relay dilemma for Bolt as Jamaica bow out
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

No relay dilemma for Bolt as Jamaica bow out

Aug 9th 2012, 3:43 PM 1,232 Views 0 Comments

The Jamaican team failed to qualify from their 4x400m relay Olympic heat today.

VIDEO: The last time Katie Taylor fought Sofya Ochigava
# Go Katie
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# Go Katie

VIDEO: The last time Katie Taylor fought Sofya Ochigava

Aug 9th 2012, 12:53 PM 6,604 Views 12 Comments

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
# 2012 Olympics
From The42
# 2012 Olympics

Ryan unable to raise the bar for London

Aug 9th 2012, 12:17 PM 3,314 Views 8 Comments

The Dubliner failed to progress to the women’s high jump final this morning.

London Games beat Beijing ticket record
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# London 2012

London Games beat Beijing ticket record

Aug 9th 2012, 11:19 AM 348 Views 0 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Judges favour 'superstar' Katie, says Russian opponent Ochigava ahead of gold medal showdown

Aug 9th 2012, 9:30 AM 15,642 Views 109 Comments

“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
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

'We need to be realistic about winning medals' - Cragg

Aug 9th 2012, 8:32 AM 835 Views 6 Comments

The Irish runner says the hopes of fans and an athlete’s own aims need to be kept separate.

# london2012 - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Victorious Barnes vows to remain focused
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Victorious Barnes vows to remain focused

Aug 8th 2012, 10:33 PM 7,488 Views 10 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

In pictures: Day 12 of London 2012

Aug 8th 2012, 8:06 PM 1,614 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how the Olympics looked through a lens today.

Cragg comes up short in 5,000m
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Cragg comes up short in 5,000m

Aug 8th 2012, 4:26 PM 712 Views 0 Comments

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
# Taylor Time
From The42
# Taylor Time

Going for gold: Taylor through to Olympic final

Aug 8th 2012, 2:17 PM 10,998 Views 67 Comments

The Irish fighter won her semi-final by eight points this afternoon.

Saudi woman takes slow lane into track history
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Saudi woman takes slow lane into track history

Aug 8th 2012, 1:29 PM 13,304 Views 28 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

In pictures: Irish fight fans fill the ExCel Arena ahead of Katie's showdown

Aug 8th 2012, 1:14 PM 10,349 Views 31 Comments

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
# Faux Pas
From The42
# Faux Pas

Aussie journalist 'sorry' for suggesting Ireland should join Team GB

Aug 8th 2012, 12:21 PM 24,731 Views 92 Comments

“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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

'We are in the final!' -- Cian O'Connor gets nod to contest decider

Aug 8th 2012, 10:58 AM 5,813 Views 17 Comments

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
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

US NBA stars, rivalries spice basketball quarter-finals

Aug 8th 2012, 7:27 AM 635 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Olympic Breakfast: Taylor hungry for more success

Aug 8th 2012, 7:10 AM 6,025 Views 26 Comments

It’s another day in which the boxers dominate the Olympics coverage on these shores, with Paddy Barnes also in action

# london2012 - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 11, wrap
# Review
From The42
# Review

Olympic Village: Day 11, wrap

Aug 7th 2012, 10:37 PM 6,509 Views 10 Comments

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
# High Performance
From The42
# High Performance

'I'm just warming up' says Michael Conlan after quarter-final win

Aug 7th 2012, 10:36 PM 6,411 Views 8 Comments

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
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Concerned officials launch inquiry into sighting of 'unofficial' condoms found in Olympic Village

Aug 7th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,955 Views 1 Comment

‘Kangaroo condoms’ are causing headaches for the IOC.

More boxing success for Ireland, as Conlan progresses to semis
# Winning
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# Winning

More boxing success for Ireland, as Conlan progresses to semis

Aug 7th 2012, 9:39 PM 6,757 Views 45 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Sprinter red-faced after finding 'stolen' spikes

Aug 7th 2012, 9:36 PM 1,744 Views 0 Comments

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
# London2012
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# London2012

In pictures: Day 11 of London 2012

Aug 7th 2012, 9:30 PM 6,856 Views 1 Comment

Here’s how the Olympics looked through a lens today.

I can't see myself going to Rio, says disappointed Derval O'Rourke
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

I can't see myself going to Rio, says disappointed Derval O'Rourke

Aug 7th 2012, 8:28 PM 11,026 Views 10 Comments

The Irish athlete admitted the “middle hurles weren’t good enough” in her performance this evening.

Suarez agrees new Liverpool deal
# Vamos!
From The42
# Vamos!

Suarez agrees new Liverpool deal

Aug 7th 2012, 7:07 PM 795 Views 3 Comments

“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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village

Aug 7th 2012, 4:31 PM 11,994 Views 33 Comments

Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ facilities in Stratford.

Morrissey accuses the Olympics of "blustering jingoism"
# Morrissey
From The Daily Edge
# Morrissey

Morrissey accuses the Olympics of "blustering jingoism"

Aug 7th 2012, 4:00 PM 6,816 Views 52 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage

Aug 7th 2012, 3:43 PM 4,968 Views 9 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Noble 23rd as Brownlee takes gold in men's triathlon

Aug 7th 2012, 2:14 PM 4,488 Views 4 Comments

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
# Woof
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# Woof

Andy Murray is using his Olympic medals as dog collars

Aug 7th 2012, 2:12 PM 2,167 Views 2 Comments

The one on the left isn’t happy with silver either.

Britton misses out on 5,000m final despite smashing personal best
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Britton misses out on 5,000m final despite smashing personal best

Aug 7th 2012, 12:04 PM 4,645 Views 3 Comments

The Irish runner finished six places away from a qualification spot at Olympic Stadium this morning.

# london2012 - 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 9,192 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 2,127 Views 0 Comments

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
# Homeward Bound
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# Homeward Bound

Sailing wrap: Seaton and McGovern bow out as Murphy comes so close

Aug 6th 2012, 6:53 PM 632 Views 0 Comments

The 49er duo needed a top ten finish in their final race to make the medal race but were unsuccessful.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10 From The42
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As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower
# Bottlegate
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# Bottlegate

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower

Aug 6th 2012, 4:35 PM 1,901 Views 0 Comments

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
# London 2012
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# London 2012

US judoka disqualified after failed drugs test

Aug 6th 2012, 4:21 PM 855 Views 0 Comments

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
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

Annalise Murphy: I'll work so hard and hopefully be ready to win at Rio 2016

Aug 6th 2012, 3:17 PM 6,949 Views 15 Comments

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
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Go Katie: Taylor guarantees medal with quarter-final win

Aug 6th 2012, 2:51 PM 18,469 Views 86 Comments

The 26-year-old won her first ever Olympic fight against Team GB’s Natasha Jonas.