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Follow through: Venus plans to compete in Rio 2016
# Forward Planning
From The42
# Forward Planning

Follow through: Venus plans to compete in Rio 2016

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:52 PM 380 Views 0 Comments

The elder Williams sister, in London for this week’s Olympics, will be 36 when the Games roll on to Brazil.

Triple bypass: Injury threatens Idowu's Olympic bid
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Triple bypass: Injury threatens Idowu's Olympic bid

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:09 PM 545 Views 0 Comments

Idowu, who won triple-jump silver in Beijing, is suffering a hip injury and has not travelled to Portugal with the rest of Team GB.

London 2012: Introducing... John Joe Nevin
# 4 Days To Go
From The42
# 4 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... John Joe Nevin

Jul 23rd 2012, 3:16 PM 3,907 Views 5 Comments

Today we get in the ring with Ireland’s top-seeded male boxer.

In pictures: the hipster Olympics... yes, that's a thing now
# Trendy
From The42
# Trendy

In pictures: the hipster Olympics... yes, that's a thing now

Jul 23rd 2012, 12:31 PM 1,099 Views 1 Comment

Events included beard tweaking, tote bag sack races, skinny jeans tug-o-war, chunky-framed spectacles throwing.

London 2012: Introducing... Nicolas Roche
# 5 Days To Go
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# 5 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Nicolas Roche

Jul 22nd 2012, 3:00 PM 6,754 Views 3 Comments

Today, Jimmy is in Paris profiling our main man on two wheels.

Olympics preview: Federer targets gold at Wimbledon
# Profile
From The42
# Profile

Olympics preview: Federer targets gold at Wimbledon

Jul 22nd 2012, 10:36 AM 298 Views 0 Comments

One Mr R Federer will feel right at home on Centre Court when the Olympics kick off later this week.

London 2012: Introducing... Cian O'Connor
# 6 Days To Go
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# 6 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Cian O'Connor

Jul 21st 2012, 3:52 PM 5,081 Views 26 Comments

The man who needs little introduction.

Preliminaries: Oscar has taken Chelsea medical
# London Calling
From The42
# London Calling

Preliminaries: Oscar has taken Chelsea medical

Jul 21st 2012, 3:11 PM 540 Views 1 Comment

However, the Brazil starlet says he will wait until after the London Olympics to decide where his future lies.

Cav remains coy about Sky departure rumours‎
# Manx Missile
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# Manx Missile

Cav remains coy about Sky departure rumours‎

Jul 21st 2012, 11:12 AM 604 Views 0 Comments

The World Champion admits it ‘hasn’t been easy’ playing second fiddle to Bradley Wiggins.

Murray prepares for Olympic return to Wimbledon
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Murray prepares for Olympic return to Wimbledon

Jul 21st 2012, 9:50 AM 253 Views 1 Comment

“I laugh a lot — just not in front of you guys,” Murray said. “The questions just are not that funny.”

VIDEO: Swimmer James Scully builds up to the Paralympics
# Self-motivation
From The42
# Self-motivation

VIDEO: Swimmer James Scully builds up to the Paralympics

Jul 21st 2012, 9:00 AM 410 Views 0 Comments

The Navan teenager speaks to TV3 about his road to London.

Injury scare: 400m star Merrit pulls up early in Monaco
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Injury scare: 400m star Merrit pulls up early in Monaco

Jul 21st 2012, 8:52 AM 289 Views 0 Comments

The World Championship silver-medalist limped out of yesterday’s Diamond League meeting with a thigh strain.

Fierce competitor: Heffernan will do whatever it takes to medal in London
# Fail To Prepare...
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# Fail To Prepare...

Fierce competitor: Heffernan will do whatever it takes to medal in London

Jul 21st 2012, 7:59 AM 662 Views 0 Comments

The endurance walker has been living in a cave for the past month as part of his Olympic training regime.

London 2012: Introducing... Gráinne Murphy
# 7 Days To Go
From The42
# 7 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Gráinne Murphy

Jul 20th 2012, 2:50 PM 3,991 Views 3 Comments

Under Jimmy’s spotlight today is a triple European champion swimmer at junior level.

London 2012: Introducing... Andrzej Jezierski
# 8 Days To Go
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# 8 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Andrzej Jezierski

Jul 19th 2012, 3:33 PM 4,407 Views 9 Comments

Here’s the second-most decorated athlete Ireland will send to the games.

All eggs, one basket: Lemaitre may skip Olympic 100m
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

All eggs, one basket: Lemaitre may skip Olympic 100m

Jul 19th 2012, 10:25 AM 482 Views 0 Comments

The European Champion over the short distance may choose to focus his efforts solely on the 200m.

VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones
# Committed
From The42
# Committed

VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones

Jul 18th 2012, 10:30 PM 969 Views 0 Comments

The American Olympian is the subject of a stylish little featurette.

Lebron James declares USA stronger than Beijing gold display
# Hoops
From The42
# Hoops

Lebron James declares USA stronger than Beijing gold display

Jul 18th 2012, 6:11 PM 547 Views 0 Comments

“I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a great opportunity for us and I can’t wait for the games to start.”

In pictures: China's Olympic gymnastic team put through their paces in Ireland
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

In pictures: China's Olympic gymnastic team put through their paces in Ireland

Jul 18th 2012, 5:43 PM 7,070 Views 8 Comments

We could do that…

Here's your 'whoa, Usain Bolt has really let himself go' pic of the day
# The Open
From The42
# The Open

Here's your 'whoa, Usain Bolt has really let himself go' pic of the day

Jul 18th 2012, 3:51 PM 1,297 Views 0 Comments

Oh, it’s only Lee.

London 2012: Introducing... Hannah Craig
# 9 Days To Go
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# 9 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Hannah Craig

Jul 18th 2012, 1:01 PM 2,407 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old will compete in the K1 canoe slalom at the Games.

London 2012: Head of security firm admits 'humiliating shambles'
# London 2012
# London 2012

London 2012: Head of security firm admits 'humiliating shambles'

Jul 17th 2012, 6:53 PM 5,697 Views 23 Comments

The head of security firm G4S admits his company will be thousands of staff short – and will need government help.

VIDEO: Poor start for Pearce as Team GB fails to gel in Mexico warm-up
# Rusty
From The42
# Rusty

VIDEO: Poor start for Pearce as Team GB fails to gel in Mexico warm-up

Jul 17th 2012, 5:05 PM 1,301 Views 1 Comment

How come nobody had heard about this game until after it had been played?

London 2012: Introducing... Paddy Barnes
# 10 Days To Go
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# 10 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Paddy Barnes

Jul 17th 2012, 4:23 PM 2,252 Views 0 Comments

The 2008 bronze medallist is another big hope for Ireland this time around. Just don’t mention Turkey or the world rankings.

Blake: Friendship with Bolt will endure, despite Olympic rivalry
# Showdown
From The42
# Showdown

Blake: Friendship with Bolt will endure, despite Olympic rivalry

Jul 17th 2012, 11:58 AM 637 Views 0 Comments

The pair go head-to-head in London next month for the title of ‘fastest man in the world.’

Go figure: here's London 2012.. in numbers
# Five Ring Circus
From The42
# Five Ring Circus

Go figure: here's London 2012.. in numbers

Jul 17th 2012, 8:11 AM 3,381 Views 1 Comment

From the thousands of athletes heading for London to the condoms handed out to them in the Village, the numbers are through the roof.

London 2012: Introducing... Fionnuala Britton
# 11 Days To Go
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# 11 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Fionnuala Britton

Jul 16th 2012, 4:53 PM 3,987 Views 1 Comment

The cross-country star is running in three separate events at the Olympics.

'Natural selection': Heffernan backs Cuddihy for Olympic inclusion
# 4 X 400 Fiasco
From The42
# 4 X 400 Fiasco

'Natural selection': Heffernan backs Cuddihy for Olympic inclusion

Jul 16th 2012, 3:53 PM 1,649 Views 0 Comments

The 400m sprinter admitted disappointment at the handling of the squad selection, but insisted the team will be fully focused on the track.

LeBron could match Jordan with gold in London
# History Books
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# History Books

LeBron could match Jordan with gold in London

Jul 16th 2012, 11:11 AM 590 Views 0 Comments

The Miami Heat plamaker wants to become the first NBA player since 1992 to win a title and Olympic medal in the same year while also being voted the NBA Finals and regular season MVP.

These 17 teenagers could win gold in London next month
# London 2012
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# London 2012

These 17 teenagers could win gold in London next month

Jul 16th 2012, 8:30 AM 852 Views 0 Comments

Most of them won’t come close to winning gold, and will instead use London as a testing ground for future stardom. But then there’s this lot…

London 2012: Introducing... Alistair Cragg
# 12 Days To Go
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# 12 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Alistair Cragg

Jul 15th 2012, 7:46 PM 6,019 Views 0 Comments

The US-based runner will be one of Ireland’s most experienced athletes in London.

Running from war: Somali athletes defeat hardship for shot at glory
# Spirit
From The42
# Spirit

Running from war: Somali athletes defeat hardship for shot at glory

Jul 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,021 Views 1 Comment

From Mogadishu, the road to the London Olympics is fraught with more uncertainty than most.

London 2012: Introducing... Rob Heffernan
# 13 DAYS TO GO
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# 13 DAYS TO GO

London 2012: Introducing... Rob Heffernan

Jul 14th 2012, 7:34 PM 3,928 Views 2 Comments

Jimmy’s second exam of the day is set for Ireland’s leading race-walker.

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving bet $50,000 on one-on-one match
# Trash Talk
From The42
# Trash Talk

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving bet $50,000 on one-on-one match

Jul 14th 2012, 3:18 PM 1,228 Views 0 Comments

The rookie point-guard challenges the game’s elder stateman.

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?

Jul 14th 2012, 10:51 AM 5,535 Views 55 Comments

One of if not the biggest sporting events on earth is getting under way in less than two weeks time but will you be watching?

Not bad: Gay wins London 100m in 10.03 seconds
# Getting Close Now
From The42
# Getting Close Now

Not bad: Gay wins London 100m in 10.03 seconds

Jul 13th 2012, 9:05 PM 658 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Mo Farah proved his worth with victory in the 5000m.

Powell promises to be at Games after Diamond exit
# Bad Timing
From The42
# Bad Timing

Powell promises to be at Games after Diamond exit

Jul 13th 2012, 2:18 PM 305 Views 0 Comments

A groin strain has prevented the sprinter competing in London today, but he vows to be ‘ready in August.

Jesus confident Brazil are mature enough
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Jesus confident Brazil are mature enough

Jul 13th 2012, 1:33 PM 665 Views 0 Comments

No, not that Jesus. The Inter defender.

Making the cut: Here are the Olympic presenters you can expect on RTE this month
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Making the cut: Here are the Olympic presenters you can expect on RTE this month

Jul 12th 2012, 4:24 PM 2,204 Views 1 Comment

Don’t worry, there’s more than five.

London 2012: Introducing... Billy Twomey
# 15 Days To Go
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# 15 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Billy Twomey

Jul 12th 2012, 3:04 PM 2,735 Views 0 Comments

Our expert panel of Jimmies cast an eye upon our leading showjumper.