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# london2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

In pictures: Day 6 of London 2012
# Developing Story
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# Developing Story

In pictures: Day 6 of London 2012

Aug 2nd 2012, 8:01 PM 5,223 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how the action looked, through a lens.

Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives
# Get Set
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# Get Set

Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:53 PM 1,104 Views 0 Comments

The likes of Derval O’Rourke, Robert Heffernan and Joanne Cuddihy are ready to go in London, writes their injured team-mate.

Triathlete Aileen Morrison ready for the challenge of a lifetime
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# Say Cheese

Triathlete Aileen Morrison ready for the challenge of a lifetime

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:38 PM 979 Views 1 Comment

An estimated half a million supporters will line the streets of London on Saturday to cheer the athletes on.

Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats
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# London 2012

Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats

Aug 2nd 2012, 6:41 PM 625 Views 0 Comments

Burrows/O’Leary and Seaton/McGovern are both in ninth place overall after Thursday’s racing in Weymouth.

Anna Merveldt opens Olympic dressage campaign
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Anna Merveldt opens Olympic dressage campaign

Aug 2nd 2012, 6:01 PM 913 Views 0 Comments

The Italian-based rider is in 14th place overnight after day one in Greenwich Park.

No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis
# London 2012
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# London 2012

No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis

Aug 2nd 2012, 5:14 PM 648 Views 0 Comments

Andy Murray beat Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to set up an Olympic semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows
# London 2012
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# London 2012

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:54 PM 5,567 Views 0 Comments

Stefan Hartel beat Ireland’s Darren O’Neill in the last 16 of the middleweight division.

Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill

Aug 2nd 2012, 3:32 PM 4,742 Views 17 Comments

The Kilkenny middleweight is the first Irish fighter to lose in London, bowing out of the middleweight division.

Hannah Craig finishes 10th in Women's K1 Slalom Final
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Hannah Craig finishes 10th in Women's K1 Slalom Final

Aug 2nd 2012, 3:26 PM 3,073 Views 2 Comments

The Ballymoney native set off first but picked up three penalties to slow her down as Emilie Fer from France won gold.

VIDEO: RTÉ's kayak expert takes a call from team manager live on air
# TV Gold
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# TV Gold

VIDEO: RTÉ's kayak expert takes a call from team manager live on air

Aug 2nd 2012, 3:20 PM 2,795 Views 2 Comments

The coach in London wanted a second opinion on an apparent foul by Hannah Craig.

Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3
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# London 2012

Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3

Aug 2nd 2012, 2:07 PM 1,017 Views 0 Comments

He’s a PS3 man rather than X-Box, if you were wondering.

Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid
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# London 2012

Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid

Aug 2nd 2012, 1:47 PM 881 Views 0 Comments

Melanie Nocher finished seventh in her 200m backstroke heat this morning.

Tri-time: Doherty in seventh-heaven at Czech event
# Triathlon
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# Triathlon

Tri-time: Doherty in seventh-heaven at Czech event

Aug 2nd 2012, 1:02 PM 614 Views 0 Comments

Aileen Morrison gets her Olympics up and running on Saturday morning in London.

'I met Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, which is always nice, and they saw John Joe Nevin'
# Boxing
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# Boxing

'I met Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, which is always nice, and they saw John Joe Nevin'

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:38 PM 8,026 Views 5 Comments

The Mullingar fighter reckons he can go all the way and claim gold for Ireland in London. And do it his own way.

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:10 PM 1,358 Views 0 Comments

“He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front,” Australian team chief said today.

Nothing can top this, says Wiggins after gold run
# Saddle Sore
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# Saddle Sore

Nothing can top this, says Wiggins after gold run

Aug 2nd 2012, 11:51 AM 473 Views 0 Comments

The Tour de France champion got ‘blind drunk’ in London last night after his gold medal run in the cycling time trial.

China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness
# London 2012
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# London 2012

China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness

Aug 2nd 2012, 11:05 AM 8,765 Views 20 Comments

Diver Wu Minxia was not told her mother had cancer and her grandparents had died so she could ‘focus’ on Games.

Chinese badminton player quits sport after disqualification
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Chinese badminton player quits sport after disqualification

Aug 2nd 2012, 9:03 AM 5,906 Views 27 Comments

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.

Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:03 AM 508 Views 0 Comments

Experts say even weekend warriors can benefit from the kinds of mental strategies elite athletes follow at the Games.

# london2012 - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Olympic Village: (almost) everything you need to know about Day 5
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Olympic Village: (almost) everything you need to know about Day 5

Aug 1st 2012, 9:53 PM 8,897 Views 2 Comments

Who wants to see Leo Varadkar in a tracksuit. He’s not wearing a tie underneath.

Eight disqualified over badminton 'match-fixing' scandal
# Shuttlecock Up
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# Shuttlecock Up

Eight disqualified over badminton 'match-fixing' scandal

Aug 1st 2012, 3:09 PM 9,697 Views 22 Comments

But the eight players — four from South Korea, two from Indonesia and two from China — are appealing the decision.

John Joe Nevin storms into quarter-finals
# Medal Hope
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# Medal Hope

John Joe Nevin storms into quarter-finals

Aug 1st 2012, 2:48 PM 6,925 Views 27 Comments

The bantamweight fighter produced an assured performance to win 15-10 against his Kazakhstan opponent today.

Sweet dreams: Le Clos slept with gold medal after beating Games legend Phelps
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Sweet dreams: Le Clos slept with gold medal after beating Games legend Phelps

Aug 1st 2012, 12:57 PM 814 Views 1 Comment

Beating the most decorated man in Olympic history is tiring work, admittedly.

Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney

Aug 1st 2012, 12:45 PM 5,106 Views 0 Comments

The Leevale athlete is expecting strong performances from the likes of Derval O’Rourke and Fionnuala Britton.

VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy
# London 2012
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# London 2012

VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy

Aug 1st 2012, 10:58 AM 2,661 Views 0 Comments

When American phrases and a Cork accent meet.

Preview: Wiggins' confidence 'sky high' ahead of bid for seventh medal
# Pedigree
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# Pedigree

Preview: Wiggins' confidence 'sky high' ahead of bid for seventh medal

Aug 1st 2012, 7:45 AM 446 Views 0 Comments

A podium finish in today’s time-trial would make the Tour de France winner Britain’s greatest Olympian.

Eight Olympic badminton players charged over 'not trying' in matches
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Eight Olympic badminton players charged over 'not trying' in matches

Aug 1st 2012, 7:38 AM 10,097 Views 33 Comments

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.

# london2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Tennis: Novak serves notice with supreme display
# Sw19
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# Sw19

Tennis: Novak serves notice with supreme display

Jul 31st 2012, 4:53 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

The Serbian is through the last 16 after crushing Andy Roddick, 6-2 6-1, at Wimbledon.

Wait a minute: Why was that Japanese coach handing a wad of $100 bills to a gymnastics judge?
# Money Money Money
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# Money Money Money

Wait a minute: Why was that Japanese coach handing a wad of $100 bills to a gymnastics judge?

Jul 31st 2012, 3:21 PM 3,498 Views 2 Comments

Don’t tell me it’s just the cost of photocopying these days.

Agnel feels like 'an alien' as France enjoy golden moments
# French Revolution
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# French Revolution

Agnel feels like 'an alien' as France enjoy golden moments

Jul 31st 2012, 2:13 PM 782 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old has been one of the surprise packages at the London Olympics.

Fourth place finish sees Puspure miss out on semi-finals
# Hard Luck
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# Hard Luck

Fourth place finish sees Puspure miss out on semi-finals

Jul 31st 2012, 1:34 PM 462 Views 0 Comments

The rower came up short in her single sculls quarter-final this morning.

Police arrest 29 over alleged Olympics ticket touting
# London2012
# London2012

Police arrest 29 over alleged Olympics ticket touting

Jul 31st 2012, 12:28 PM 2,517 Views 6 Comments

One man was found to have been selling tickets for £1,100 each.

This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen
# Rough Ride
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# Rough Ride

This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen

Jul 31st 2012, 12:11 PM 7,563 Views 6 Comments

That’s fine, but how does he get into his skinny jeans?

Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle

Jul 31st 2012, 11:21 AM 4,636 Views 9 Comments

Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley
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# London 2012

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley

Jul 31st 2012, 8:24 AM 18,872 Views 53 Comments

Police in Dorset have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the abuse aimed at the Olympic diver

# london2012 - Monday 30 July, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 3 From The42
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As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 3

In pictures: Day 3 of London 2012
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In pictures: Day 3 of London 2012

Jul 30th 2012, 6:21 PM 3,005 Views 0 Comments

Judo, diving, defeat and deckchairs. Here are the best images from day three of the Olympic Games in London.

Hannah Craig paddles into canoe slalom semi-finals
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Hannah Craig paddles into canoe slalom semi-finals

Jul 30th 2012, 5:48 PM 492 Views 0 Comments

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.

I didn't bring my A game, admits Scott Evans after badminton exit
# Reaction
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# Reaction

I didn't bring my A game, admits Scott Evans after badminton exit

Jul 30th 2012, 4:47 PM 4,005 Views 7 Comments

“I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it now,” the Dubliner admitted after a memorable reception at Wembley.

So close: Sycerika McMahon vows to come back stronger in four years
# DISAPPOINTED
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# DISAPPOINTED

So close: Sycerika McMahon vows to come back stronger in four years

Jul 30th 2012, 12:01 PM 2,687 Views 3 Comments

The 17-year-old finished third in her heat in the 200m Individual Medley, but narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot.