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# London 2012
Annalise Murphy finishes fourth after medal race to miss out on Olympic glory
The Rathfarnham woman finish fifth in her final outing of the Laser Radial sailing class at Weymouth.
# London 2012
Derval O'Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final
The Cork athlete recorded a season’s best time of 12.91 and paid credit to her training partner, our very own Ails McSweeney.
# Katie Taylor
Olympic Breakfast: The moment we've all been waiting for
It’s a crucial day for Ireland, with both Annalise Murphy and Katie Taylor close to securing a medal.
# Review
Olympic Village, Day Nine, wrap: Ireland medal, Bolt wins gold
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.
# Podium
John Joe Nevin seals Ireland's first medal at the Olympics
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
Join us as we bring you all the action from the Olympics today, including the highly anticipated 100m final in athletics.
# London2012
Sailing wrap: Top ten finish for Star duo as Ireland prepares for Murphy race
Peter O’Leary and David Burrows bowed out of the games with the country’s best ever ‘Star’ class finish.
# History
Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time
She won the event in a time of 2hr 23min 7sec, denying the Kenyans their first Olympic crown in the process.
# Tennis
Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to claim gold medal for Great Britain
Speaking afterwards, the Scot described it as the biggest win of his career to date.
# London2012
Missy Franklin ready to continue the medal-winning legacy of Michael Phelps
The American swimmer won five medals in the pool during this summer’s games.
# Business end
Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin on the brink of glory
Also, time to find out who the fastest man in the world is. No pressure.
# London 2012
Olympic Village: Day Eight, wrap
Annalise Murphy and Paddy Barnes keep the medal dreams alive while Phelps snatches his 22nd.
# staggering
Joanne Cuddihy: I came to the Olympics with a plan and I exceeded it
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.
# Follow Saturday
'Job done, from the Olympic ring': Barnes tweets seconds after boxing win
The Belfast man is giving Flloyd Mayweather Jr a run for his money as a personality and a self-promoter
AS IT HAPPENED
London 2012 Olympics, day eight
Too busy to spend your whole Saturday vegged out in front of the TV? We do it so you don’t have to.
# Focus
In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012
One day, 12 images, a dozen compelling stories.
# trouble in paradise
Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics
“I’m a grown man with kids, about to have grandkids.” Says the (possibly former) St Kitts and Nevis sprinter.
# no pressure
'The only thing I'm looking for here is Olympic gold' - Rudisha
The Kenyan World Champion over 800 metres is in bullish mood ahead of his event on Monday.
# HEROINE
‘They hung me out to dry’: Morrison battles on after bike fall
The tearful triathlete said “I put in everything I had” after forcing her way to the 43rd place finish.
# Ballin'
Tested: Lithuania make US sweat for win
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each chipped in with 20 points as the Americans came out 99-94 winners.
# London 2012
Serena Williams wins women's tennis final in style
The Wimbledon champion allowed Maria Sharapova to win only a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 rout on Saturday.
# Aileen Morrison
Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday
Aileen Morrison is the first Irish hopeful up before track and field action at Olympic Park takes centre stage.
# Preview
Ailis McSweeney: Track action out of the blocks quickly... and there's no let up today
Ireland’s 100m record-holder looks forward to another packed slate at Olympic Park. With the Irish hoping to improve on yesterday’s fare.
# Iron Lady
Interview: Morrison promising to give her all, nothing more
Aileen Morrison does not like setting targets for this morning’s Olympic triathlon, but that hasn’t prevented others doing it for her.
# London 2012
'It started off perfect and then just fell apart,' admits Fionnuala Britton
Things didn’t go to plan for the 27-year-old in tonight’s 10,000m final in London.
# Review
Olympic Village: Day Seven, wrap
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
On your marks… get set… GO!
# London 2012
We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief
‘I don’t think there’s a blame thing here, I just think it’s just one of those things,’ says Peter Banks.
# King Jr.
VIDEO: LeBron James Jr is a chip off the old block... kind of
The son of the USA Olympics and Miami Heat star made an early audition for the 2024 Summer Games.
# London 2012
Sailing round-up: Murphy slips to second
The Irish sailor, competing in the women’s laser radial, came second in her first race of two today.
# London 2012
Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents
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.
# London 2012
German rower quits over 'neo-Nazi' boyfriend
The athlete affirmed her commitment to the “Olympic ideals” but quit the Olympic village so ‘as not to be a burden on the team’.
# 400 metres
Rain dance: Downpour brings relief for Cuddihy in 400 metre heats
The sprinter was scathingly self-critical of her 52.09 finish, but as conditions changed, it proved enough to qualify for the next phase.
# London 2012
Team GB's golden girl Ennis sets scorching pace in heptathlon
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.
# London 2012
'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper
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.
# Couch Potato
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
Gaelic football action, the horses and a little programme we like to call the Olympic Games.
# Preview
Olympic Breakfast: Sail on, Sailors
Several Irish athletes including Fionnuala Britton, Annalaise Murphy and Adam Nolan are in action today.
# starter's gun
Ailis McSweeney: Time to shine for Irish stars on the track
Our resident expert gives us the run down on the first day of athletics action in East London.
# London 2012
Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap
“Wind yer neck in Kate, it’s only five golds for Team GB, not 10.”
AS IT HAPPENED
London 2012 Olympics, day six
Check in on what unfolded on another action-packed day at the Games.