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# London2012

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# econometrics
London 2012: This is how many medals each country will win at the Olympics
What kind of month are the Irish athletes looking at? Let the bean-counters at Goldman Sachs fill you in.
# 16 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Brendan Boyce
The Donegal native will compete in the 50km walk at this summer’s Games.
# Breaking Barriers
Debate: Does ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius have an advantage?
The South African runner will become the first amputee to compete at the Olympics in London.
# medal chance
Poll: Will you support Cian O'Connor?
The show-jumper will compete for Olympic gold in the coming month, but is the country behind him?
# London 2012
'We couldn't afford another DQ at Olympics' say horse jumping chiefs
Denis Lynch lost his spot on the team heading for the London Games yesterday and has been replaced by Cian O’Connor.
# London 2012
Cian O'Connor replaces Lynch in Irish Olympic team
O’Connor takes the place of Denis Lynch who was withdrawn this week after his gelding Latinus was disqualified at an event in Germany because of ‘hypersensitivity’.
# Fed Express
Federer sets his sets on Olympic Gold as Murray compares him to Muhammad Ali
The Swiss ace won the men’s doubles in 2008 but craves a centre court win at SW19 to crown a golden summer.
# Big Hitter
Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad
The striker’s new coach, Brendan Rodgers, may not be too pleased that one of his star players will miss Liverpool’s pre-season.
# 21 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Peter O’Leary and David Burrows
Our Olympic profiles continue with the first team being sent across to do Ireland proud.
# 21 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Aileen Morrison
The driven Derry woman is today’s first entry to our athlete profiles.
# London 2012
Injuries narrow selection for US basketball
The olympic squad will be cut to the final 12 men tomorrow.
# 22 Days To go
London 2012: Introducing... Adam Nolan
Our athlete-by-athlete guide sizes up Wexford’s medal hope.
# Olympics
'I will be in London' -- Usain Bolt withdraws from Monaco meet
The hearts of a thousand corporate executives skipped a beat as the Olympics’ big draw, Usain Bolt, admits he’s hurt.
# priceless
London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower
If Katie, Derval and the rest of the Irish want a medal, they’ll have to do it the slightly harder way. Because they’re in with the crown jewels now.
# 23 Days to Go
London 2012: Introducing... Paul Hession
Our athlete-by-athlete guide continues with the fastest man on the island.
# 24 Days to Go
London 2012: Introducing... Colin Griffin
Leitrim’s endurance walker is next up for a bit of Jimmy’s scrutiny.
# kavanagh / behan
Here's your 'just chillin' by the canal, no biggie' pic of the day
What would Patrick Kavanagh make of this lad, huh?
# London 2012
U-Turn: The curious case of Jeneba Tarmoh
The US athlete chose not to compete in a tie-breaking 100m qualifier against Allyson Felix. Why?
# London 2012
'Evil': Sleeping pills banned for Aussie Olympians
Better shake off that jet-lag quick, mate.
# London 2012
Olympics more exciting than Wimbledon - Peng
After getting knocked out yesterday, China’s number three is looking forward to her return to SW19.
# 26 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Ciaran O’Lionaird
Our head count of team Ireland continues today with the irrepressible 1500m star.
# 10k
Helsinki heartbreak: Britton misses out on podium places
Ireland’s best medal hope in Finland could not find her rhythm and must be content with a fourth place finish.
# form guide
Flying Felix: Allyson clocks sixth fastest 200m in history
Only Marion Jones, Merlen Ottey and Flo-Jo have gone quicker than 21.69 seconds.
# Trials
Phelps gets his revenge on US rival Ryan Lochte
The 27-year-old knows that this is just the preamble, however, and that his rival will be back.
# Snap Happy
It's Sunday so here's 11 of our favourite images from the past 7 days
Check this lot out.
# 27 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Derval O'Rourke
Our athlete-by-athlete guide continues with one of Ireland’s greatest medal hopes on the track…
# 27 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Kieran Behan
Our athlete-by-athlete guide continues with a man who has overcome more than most to make the short trip to London.
# London 2012
Bale out of Olympics after injuring his back
The Spurs winger was set to join fellow Welshmen Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy in Stuart Pearce’s squad.
# form guide
VIDEO: Blake beats Bolt in Jamaican 100m final
The 22-year-old stunned his rivals to win his national title in a time of 9.75 seconds.
# London 2012
Pistorius fails to qualify for 400m at Olympics
“I am obviously disappointed that my time was just outside of the Olympic qualification time by two tenths of a second,” he said.
# London 2012
So, what do you think of Muse's official Olympic anthem?
It’s in here if you haven’t heard it.
# 29 Days To Go
London 2012: Introducing... Gavin Noble
Ireland’s first ever male Olympic triathlete is today’s entry in our athlete-by-athlete guide to the games.
# Contenders
London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley
The US Olympic trials came to a climax yesterday as the world record holder was knocked back into second.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Monday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# London 2012
London 2012: See some of London’s incredible new attractions built to dazzle summer Games
And it’s only an hour away.
# London 2012
Tennis: Federer slams German Olympic criteria as 'a joke'
Germany’s Olympic federation requires its tennis players to reach a Grand Slam quarter final or word’s top 56.
# health concern
London 2012: Australian swimmers disrupted by whooping cough outbreak
The contagious disease has laid low many pool based athletes in Canberra, but the squad remain on course to arrive in England on July 14.
# London 2012
The $42million Olympic opening ceremony will include 70 sheep, 12 horses and 10 chickens
Film director Danny Boyle has big plans for next month.
# Olympic torch
VIDEO: How does it feel to carry the Olympic torch? Let Mark Pollock tell you...
Inspirational blind adventurer who broke his back in an accident in 2010 speaks of his proud moment carrying the flame through Dublin today.
# Shaggy
Torch-bearing duty is fantastic, but nerve-wrecking - Horgan
Former Ireland and Leinster wing, Shane Horgan, was delighted to have carried the Olympic flame.