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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# London2012

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# Developing story
In pictures: Day 6 of London 2012
Here’s how the action looked, through a lens.
# get set
Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives
The likes of Derval O’Rourke, Robert Heffernan and Joanne Cuddihy are ready to go in London, writes their injured team-mate.
# Say Cheese
Triathlete Aileen Morrison ready for the challenge of a lifetime
An estimated half a million supporters will line the streets of London on Saturday to cheer the athletes on.
# London 2012
Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats
Burrows/O’Leary and Seaton/McGovern are both in ninth place overall after Thursday’s racing in Weymouth.
# London 2012
Anna Merveldt opens Olympic dressage campaign
The Italian-based rider is in 14th place overnight after day one in Greenwich Park.
# London 2012
No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis
Andy Murray beat Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to set up an Olympic semi-final against Novak Djokovic.
# London 2012
O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows
Stefan Hartel beat Ireland’s Darren O’Neill in the last 16 of the middleweight division.
# London 2012
Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill
The Kilkenny middleweight is the first Irish fighter to lose in London, bowing out of the middleweight division.
# London 2012
Hannah Craig finishes 10th in Women's K1 Slalom Final
The Ballymoney native set off first but picked up three penalties to slow her down as Emilie Fer from France won gold.
# TV Gold
VIDEO: RTÉ's kayak expert takes a call from team manager live on air
The coach in London wanted a second opinion on an apparent foul by Hannah Craig.
# London 2012
Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3
He’s a PS3 man rather than X-Box, if you were wondering.
# London 2012
Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid
Melanie Nocher finished seventh in her 200m backstroke heat this morning.
# Triathlon
Tri-time: Doherty in seventh-heaven at Czech event
Aileen Morrison gets her Olympics up and running on Saturday morning in London.
# Boxing
'I met Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, which is always nice, and they saw John Joe Nevin'
The Mullingar fighter reckons he can go all the way and claim gold for Ireland in London. And do it his own way.
# London 2012
Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head
“He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front,” Australian team chief said today.
# Saddle sore
Nothing can top this, says Wiggins after gold run
The Tour de France champion got ‘blind drunk’ in London last night after his gold medal run in the cycling time trial.
# London 2012
China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness
Diver Wu Minxia was not told her mother had cancer and her grandparents had died so she could ‘focus’ on Games.
# London 2012
Chinese badminton player quits sport after disqualification
Yu Yang said on the Chinese version of Twitter that she would no longer be competing in the sport after he disqualification along with seven other competitors over allegedly not trying in a game on Tuesday.
# Mind Games
Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians
Experts say even weekend warriors can benefit from the kinds of mental strategies elite athletes follow at the Games.
# London 2012
Olympic Village: (almost) everything you need to know about Day 5
Who wants to see Leo Varadkar in a tracksuit. He’s not wearing a tie underneath.
# shuttlecock up
Eight disqualified over badminton 'match-fixing' scandal
But the eight players — four from South Korea, two from Indonesia and two from China — are appealing the decision.
# medal hope
John Joe Nevin storms into quarter-finals
The bantamweight fighter produced an assured performance to win 15-10 against his Kazakhstan opponent today.
# London 2012
Sweet dreams: Le Clos slept with gold medal after beating Games legend Phelps
Beating the most decorated man in Olympic history is tiring work, admittedly.
# London 2012
Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney
The Leevale athlete is expecting strong performances from the likes of Derval O’Rourke and Fionnuala Britton.
# London 2012
VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy
When American phrases and a Cork accent meet.
# pedigree
Preview: Wiggins' confidence 'sky high' ahead of bid for seventh medal
A podium finish in today’s time-trial would make the Tour de France winner Britain’s greatest Olympian.
# London 2012
Eight Olympic badminton players charged over 'not trying' in matches
Four pairs in the women’s doubles competition – one from China, one from Indonesia and two from South Korea – were booed off court by irate spectators at London’s Wembley Arena yesterday.
# Sw19
Tennis: Novak serves notice with supreme display
The Serbian is through the last 16 after crushing Andy Roddick, 6-2 6-1, at Wimbledon.
# Money Money Money
Wait a minute: Why was that Japanese coach handing a wad of $100 bills to a gymnastics judge?
Don’t tell me it’s just the cost of photocopying these days.
# french revolution
Agnel feels like 'an alien' as France enjoy golden moments
The 20-year-old has been one of the surprise packages at the London Olympics.
# Hard Luck
Fourth place finish sees Puspure miss out on semi-finals
The rower came up short in her single sculls quarter-final this morning.
# London2012
Police arrest 29 over alleged Olympics ticket touting
One man was found to have been selling tickets for £1,100 each.
# Rough Ride
This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen
That’s fine, but how does he get into his skinny jeans?
# London 2012
Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle
Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.
# London 2012
Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley
Police in Dorset have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the abuse aimed at the Olympic diver
AS IT HAPPENED
London 2012 Olympics, Day 3
Yes, the weekend may be over, but the Olympic Games are just warming up. Here is all the good stuff that unfolded on Day Three.
# Click
In pictures: Day 3 of London 2012
Judo, diving, defeat and deckchairs. Here are the best images from day three of the Olympic Games in London.
# London 2012
Hannah Craig paddles into canoe slalom semi-finals
The 27-year-old Antrim paddler had it all to do before her second run but she turned in a stunning performance, hitting just one gate and notching a time of 108.99.
# Reaction
I didn't bring my A game, admits Scott Evans after badminton exit
“I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it now,” the Dubliner admitted after a memorable reception at Wembley.
# DISAPPOINTED
So close: Sycerika McMahon vows to come back stronger in four years
The 17-year-old finished third in her heat in the 200m Individual Medley, but narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot.