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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# London2012

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# 16000 words
In pictures: Day 2 of London 2012
Joy, tension, poise, control, power… It’s all here.
London 2012 Olympics, Day 2
There was need to rush around the Olympic Park, we are bringing you all the big news from London (and beyond) as the Games continue at pace.
# London 2012
Worn out: Evans ruled out of Olympic time trial
The former Tour de France winner has pulled out of Wednesday’s event citing fatigue.
# Ballin'
Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France
The favourites for basketball gold made light work of the French side led by Tony Parker.
# snapshot
In pictures: Day 1 of London 2012
Joy, pain, relief, elation, heartbreak… It’s all there.
# duel in the pool
Swimming wrap: Phelps scrapes place in 400m final, Park reinstated
The reigning Olympic Champion almost fell at the first hurdle after winning a slow heat.
# London 2012
Swimming: Murphy take positives despite disappointing breaststroke
The Dubliner hoped to match his personal best in the 100m heat this morning, but now must turn his attention to freestyle.
# London 2012
Team Ireland shaken by alleged betting scandal
On the eve of the Games, the IOC received a complaint that an Irish athlete had allegedly bet on an opponent in a previous event.
# not no. 1 for nothin'
'You've got to beat them all anyway': Taylors unfazed by tough draw
Pete Taylor says that he knows each of Katie’s potential opponents ‘inside out’.
# London 2012
Interview: Jimmy Magee
He may be commentating for the past 50 years, but RTE’s ‘Memory Man’ has no intention of hanging up the mic and headset anytime soon.
# London 2012
In pictures: This is what life is like for the world's best athletes in the Olympic Village
Free McDonalds! No one told us there was free McDonalds!
# Rough Ride
London 2012: Cavendish rivals plotting British gold flop
Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and David McCann represent Irish hopes in the road race in London today.
# London 2012
As it happened: London 2012, Olympic Games opening ceremony
Fireworks, some mystery guests and a whole load of farmyard animals. It’s just another Friday night, if you ask me.
# the system works
Anti-doping measures are working - Rogge
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president says the number of bans is proof that progress is being made.
# it's here
London 2012: Introducing... Scott Flanigan and Ger Owens
Jimmy’s penultimate profile is of the dynamic sailing duo from Dublin.
# memory lane
Irish Olympic glories relived: Carruth jumps for joy in Barcelona
The Dublin southpaw celebrated wildly after clinching gold in 1992.
# Bell-end
Video: British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt suffers ‘bell malfunction’ [updated]
Jeremy Hunt lost control of the end of his bell earlier today.
# London 2012
'I'm ready to go' - Bolt declares himself fit
The Jamaican star is relaxed ahead of his Olympic defence of the Men’s 100m.
# Your Say
Poll: How many medals will Ireland win at the Olympics?
Katie Taylor is tipped for the gold but how many medals in total do you think Ireland can win at the Olympics?
# Brucie Bonus
Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves
“Nice to see you, to see you, nice…”
# London2012
The Magnificent Seven: memorable opening ceremony moments
It’s here and there’s no getting away from it. Quench your inescapable Olympic thirst with these classic opening day moments.
# 1 day to go
London 2012: Introducing... Martyn Irvine
Jimmy’s on his bike with a cyclist who could cause an Olympic shock.
Djokovic hopes Serbian spirit can help him bounce back
The former world number one is out to stop Roger Federer claiming another title at Wimbledon’s centre court.
# 1 day to go
London 2012: Introducing... Ireland's Eventing team
Saddle up with Jimmy and the multi-discipline equestrian squad.
# duel in the pool
Thorpedo tips Phelps to shine
However, the Australian also predicted success for his countryman James Magnussen in the 100m freestyle.
# London2012
Open thread: what do you hope to see at the Olympics over the coming months?
Gold for Katie? Phelps beaten? Bill O’Herlihy losing his patience with Jerry Kiernan?
# 2 days to go
London 2012: Introducing… Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe
The 20-year-old modern pentathlete is a late addition to Team Ireland.
# 2 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Laura Reynolds
The 23-year-old walker will compete in her first Games in London.
# Nostalgia
Irish Olympic glories relived: The little man with the big heart
John Treacy’s silver medal at the 1984 Games is one of the most fascinating pieces of Irish sporting television.
# London 2012
Giggs says gold would be career highlight
“This is a big challenge because of the quality that is there in the tournament,” admits the Manchester United winger.
# London 2012
It's time to move on from women's relay selection fiasco says athletics team chief
Patsy McGonagle says the spirit of the team heading to London today has not been affected by the Joanna Mills ‘deselection’.
# London 2012
VIDEO: David Beckham makes unsuspecting fans cry
The former England skipper is all over London 2012 right now.
# London 2012
'I'm aiming for 2016' insists Joanna Mills after Olympic team selection fiasco
The 19-year-old has been told she won’t be heading to London tomorrow with the women’s 4×400 relay team.
# London 2012
'We've never been so well off' - Jimmy Magee backs boxers to equal Beijing medal haul
The veteran commentator believes Billy Walsh’s Irish team is the best the country has ever sent to an Olympics.
# London 2012
French police recover paralympian's stolen limb
The long jumper had his scooter stolen over the weekend in Paris. And that’s where he was keeping his prosthetic arm at the time.
# 3 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... David McCann
The Belfast rider will compete in both the road race and time trial events at this year’s Games.
# London 2012
VIDEO: Seaton and McGovern talk character traits, musical tastes and the lovely lovely Jessica Ennis
The 49er class sailors let their hair down before sailing off across to London.
# olympi leaks
Spoiler alert: Olympic opener will be spectacular but not secret
Pointless pageantry or the greatest show on earth? Most of the opening ceremony has already been revealed.
# London 2012
London 2012: These photos of athletes getting ready for the Olympics will give you goosebumps
Oh. It’s on. Almost.
# London 2012
VIDEO: The US Women's soccer team dance around to 'Party In The USA' by Miley Cyrus
She’s Billy Ray Cyrus’s young one, dad.