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#London2012

# london2012 - Monday 6 August, 2012

Annalise Murphy finishes fourth after medal race to miss out on Olympic glory
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Annalise Murphy finishes fourth after medal race to miss out on Olympic glory

Aug 6th 2012, 1:35 PM 5,422 Views 21 Comments

The Rathfarnham woman finish fifth in her final outing of the Laser Radial sailing class at Weymouth.

Derval O'Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final
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Derval O'Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final

Aug 6th 2012, 12:28 PM 7,281 Views 4 Comments

The Cork athlete recorded a season’s best time of 12.91 and paid credit to her training partner, our very own Ails McSweeney.

Olympic Breakfast: The moment we've all been waiting for
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Olympic Breakfast: The moment we've all been waiting for

Aug 6th 2012, 7:10 AM 14,041 Views 14 Comments

It’s a crucial day for Ireland, with both Annalise Murphy and Katie Taylor close to securing a medal.

# london2012 - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Olympic Village, Day Nine, wrap: Ireland medal, Bolt wins gold
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Olympic Village, Day Nine, wrap: Ireland medal, Bolt wins gold

Aug 5th 2012, 10:01 PM 11,870 Views 15 Comments

John Joe Nevin secured Ireland’s first medal, while the 100m Final was won by Usain Bolt in a time of 9.63, with Yohan Blake second.

John Joe Nevin seals Ireland's first medal at the Olympics
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John Joe Nevin seals Ireland's first medal at the Olympics

Aug 5th 2012, 9:27 PM 9,092 Views 25 Comments

The Mullingar boxer assured himself of at least a bronze in the Men’s Bantam, beating Oscar Valdez Fierro in the quarter-finals.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine From The42
Live Aug 5th 2012, 7:05 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine

Sailing wrap: Top ten finish for Star duo as Ireland prepares for Murphy race
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Sailing wrap: Top ten finish for Star duo as Ireland prepares for Murphy race

Aug 5th 2012, 6:41 PM 1,313 Views 0 Comments

Peter O’Leary and David Burrows bowed out of the games with the country’s best ever ‘Star’ class finish.

Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time
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Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time

Aug 5th 2012, 6:23 PM 633 Views 0 Comments

She won the event in a time of 2hr 23min 7sec, denying the Kenyans their first Olympic crown in the process.

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to claim gold medal for Great Britain
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Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to claim gold medal for Great Britain

Aug 5th 2012, 5:00 PM 5,998 Views 34 Comments

Speaking afterwards, the Scot described it as the biggest win of his career to date.

Missy Franklin ready to continue the medal-winning legacy of Michael Phelps
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Missy Franklin ready to continue the medal-winning legacy of Michael Phelps

Aug 5th 2012, 12:06 PM 1,101 Views 0 Comments

The American swimmer won five medals in the pool during this summer’s games.

Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin on the brink of glory
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Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin on the brink of glory

Aug 5th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,811 Views 4 Comments

Also, time to find out who the fastest man in the world is. No pressure.

# london2012 - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Eight, wrap
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Olympic Village: Day Eight, wrap

Aug 4th 2012, 10:24 PM 8,053 Views 5 Comments

Annalise Murphy and Paddy Barnes keep the medal dreams alive while Phelps snatches his 22nd.

Joanne Cuddihy: I came to the Olympics with a plan and I exceeded it
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# Staggering

Joanne Cuddihy: I came to the Olympics with a plan and I exceeded it

Aug 4th 2012, 9:18 PM 15,606 Views 59 Comments

The 400m runner put in a strong final sprint but just missed out on the final. Rob Heffernan also did well in the 20km Walk.

'Job done, from the Olympic ring': Barnes tweets seconds after boxing win
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'Job done, from the Olympic ring': Barnes tweets seconds after boxing win

Aug 4th 2012, 8:22 PM 10,984 Views 14 Comments

The Belfast man is giving Flloyd Mayweather Jr a run for his money as a personality and a self-promoter

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As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day eight

In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012
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In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012

Aug 4th 2012, 7:04 PM 6,574 Views 1 Comment

One day, 12 images, a dozen compelling stories.

Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics
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# Trouble In Paradise

Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics

Aug 4th 2012, 5:58 PM 2,415 Views 2 Comments

“I’m a grown man with kids, about to have grandkids.” Says the (possibly former) St Kitts and Nevis sprinter.

'The only thing I'm looking for here is Olympic gold' - Rudisha
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'The only thing I'm looking for here is Olympic gold' - Rudisha

Aug 4th 2012, 5:02 PM 673 Views 0 Comments

The Kenyan World Champion over 800 metres is in bullish mood ahead of his event on Monday.

‘They hung me out to dry’: Morrison battles on after bike fall
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‘They hung me out to dry’: Morrison battles on after bike fall

Aug 4th 2012, 5:02 PM 6,217 Views 3 Comments

The tearful triathlete said “I put in everything I had” after forcing her way to the 43rd place finish.

Tested: Lithuania make US sweat for win
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Tested: Lithuania make US sweat for win

Aug 4th 2012, 4:53 PM 660 Views 0 Comments

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each chipped in with 20 points as the Americans came out 99-94 winners.

Serena Williams wins women's tennis final in style
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Serena Williams wins women's tennis final in style

Aug 4th 2012, 4:04 PM 495 Views 0 Comments

The Wimbledon champion allowed Maria Sharapova to win only a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 rout on Saturday.

Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday
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Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday

Aug 4th 2012, 7:49 AM 10,716 Views 13 Comments

Aileen Morrison is the first Irish hopeful up before track and field action at Olympic Park takes centre stage.

Ailis McSweeney: Track action out of the blocks quickly... and there's no let up today
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Ailis McSweeney: Track action out of the blocks quickly... and there's no let up today

Aug 4th 2012, 7:01 AM 3,360 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s 100m record-holder looks forward to another packed slate at Olympic Park. With the Irish hoping to improve on yesterday’s fare.

Interview: Morrison promising to give her all, nothing more
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Interview: Morrison promising to give her all, nothing more

Aug 4th 2012, 6:55 AM 593 Views 0 Comments

Aileen Morrison does not like setting targets for this morning’s Olympic triathlon, but that hasn’t prevented others doing it for her.

'It started off perfect and then just fell apart,' admits Fionnuala Britton
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'It started off perfect and then just fell apart,' admits Fionnuala Britton

Aug 4th 2012, 12:22 AM 8,945 Views 26 Comments

Things didn’t go to plan for the 27-year-old in tonight’s 10,000m final in London.

# london2012 - Friday 3 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Seven, wrap
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Olympic Village: Day Seven, wrap

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:24 PM 5,152 Views 3 Comments

There was positive news for both Joanne Cuddihy and Michael Conlan in London today, while Katie Ledecky shocked the world of swimming.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven From The42
Live Aug 3rd 2012, 8:05 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven

We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief
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We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief

Aug 3rd 2012, 5:02 PM 5,026 Views 6 Comments

‘I don’t think there’s a blame thing here, I just think it’s just one of those things,’ says Peter Banks.

VIDEO: LeBron James Jr is a chip off the old block... kind of
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VIDEO: LeBron James Jr is a chip off the old block... kind of

Aug 3rd 2012, 4:58 PM 748 Views 0 Comments

The son of the USA Olympics and Miami Heat star made an early audition for the 2024 Summer Games.

Sailing round-up: Murphy slips to second
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Sailing round-up: Murphy slips to second

Aug 3rd 2012, 3:51 PM 1,381 Views 0 Comments

The Irish sailor, competing in the women’s laser radial, came second in her first race of two today.

Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents
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Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents

Aug 3rd 2012, 2:43 PM 1,410 Views 1 Comment

Aussie rider, Kaarle McCulloch’s mother Karen and step-father Ken Bates reportedly faced a stream of insults during a dramatic evening at the Velodrome.

German rower quits over 'neo-Nazi' boyfriend
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German rower quits over 'neo-Nazi' boyfriend

Aug 3rd 2012, 1:26 PM 13,800 Views 31 Comments

The athlete affirmed her commitment to the “Olympic ideals” but quit the Olympic village so ‘as not to be a burden on the team’.

Rain dance: Downpour brings relief for Cuddihy in 400 metre heats
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Rain dance: Downpour brings relief for Cuddihy in 400 metre heats

Aug 3rd 2012, 1:05 PM 8,142 Views 8 Comments

The sprinter was scathingly self-critical of her 52.09 finish, but as conditions changed, it proved enough to qualify for the next phase.

Team GB's golden girl Ennis sets scorching pace in heptathlon
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Team GB's golden girl Ennis sets scorching pace in heptathlon

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:28 AM 999 Views 0 Comments

It was the perfect start in the gruelling seven-discipline event for London 2012′s poster girl, with the high jump, shot put and 200m to come later in the day.

'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper
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'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:25 AM 2,740 Views 0 Comments

Logan Campbell, who is in London to represent New Zealand next week in taekwondo, opened a brothel in Auckland in 2009, where prostitution is legal.

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
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Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

Aug 3rd 2012, 8:50 AM 663 Views 0 Comments

Gaelic football action, the horses and a little programme we like to call the Olympic Games.

Olympic Breakfast: Sail on, Sailors
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Olympic Breakfast: Sail on, Sailors

Aug 3rd 2012, 7:10 AM 4,009 Views 6 Comments

Several Irish athletes including Fionnuala Britton, Annalaise Murphy and Adam Nolan are in action today.

Ailis McSweeney: Time to shine for Irish stars on the track
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Ailis McSweeney: Time to shine for Irish stars on the track

Aug 3rd 2012, 6:23 AM 3,174 Views 8 Comments

Our resident expert gives us the run down on the first day of athletics action in East London.

# london2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap
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Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap

Aug 2nd 2012, 10:21 PM 8,225 Views 6 Comments

“Wind yer neck in Kate, it’s only five golds for Team GB, not 10.”

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Live Aug 2nd 2012, 8:46 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day six