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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# London2012

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# Olympic torch
Olympic torch makes historic visit to Dublin
The Dublin relay started at Croke Park stadium before passing some of the capital’s most famous sites.
# Olympic torch
'We'll have to find somewhere for it' -- Henry Shefflin brings new memento home from Croker
The Kilkenny talisman represented the GAA at HQ earlier.
# Your Say
Poll: Does having the Olympic flame in Ireland cheer you up?
The flame is here as part of the relay leading up to the opening ceremony of London 2012. Did having it here this morning affect your mood?
# London 2012
Paul McCartney to close London Olympics
“I’ve been booked,” the former Beatle admitted today ahead of next month’s kick-off in London.
# Gold run
'I'm not done yet' -- Bolt wants more gold in London
“For me it’s going to be brilliant because I feed off the energy and I just know it’s going to be wonderful.”
# Preview
Athletics: Bolt and Powell set to face off in Rome
Get settled in at around 8.30 tonight, because Usain Bolt is aiming to banish all talk of him slowing down.
# London 2012
Best buds: Jackson and Greene put trash talk behind them
Bershawn Jackson had said his hurdling rival had “cashed a cheque that he can’t cash” but it’s all over now, right?
# London 2012
Legend Haile Gebrselassie fails to qualify for Olympics
“The Games in London, is over for me,” the Ethiopian said afterwards.
# London 2012
Gebrselassie seeks 10,000m qualifiying time
Former marathon world record holder Gebrselassie is trying to make what would be his fifth Olympics at the age of 39.
# Equality
London 2012: Still no decision on eligibility for Saudi women
The IOC hopes that Saudi Arabia will enter their first female competitor at this summer’s Olympics, but discussions are ongoing.
# forza martin
VIDEO: Castrogiovanni tries out for Olympic volleyball
It’s your fish out of water clip of the day.
# London2012
Organisers tell London businesses: Don't mess with the Olympic brand
The five rings are one of the most recognisable – and valuable – symbols in the world. And people try their best to cash in.
# Golden Girl
Home is the hero: Katie Taylor touches down in Dublin
The 25-year-old sealed her fourth world title in a row with a solid 11-7 win over Russian southpaw Sofya Ochigava yesterday.
# Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor seals fourth world title on the trot in China
The Bray woman sealed here fourth world title in a row with a solid 11-7 win over Russian southpaw Sofya Ochigava.
# Boxing
Katie Taylor impresses as she cruises into world championship final
The 25-year-old from Bray led her opponent Mavzuna Chorieva from Tajikistan in Qinhuangdao throughout their bout this morning.
# Life's a beach
Civil servants win VIP view of beach volleyball
Who doesn’t want to see beach volleyball, which is bringing sand, bikinis and gold medals to the heart of London?
# London 2012
Olympic photo chief creates the image of the games
Meet the man charged with making it possible for 1,400 other photographers to create memorable images that will instantly identify the city and the games.
# London 2012
Torch lit in Greece as Games countdown gets underway
An actress dressed as a high priestess used a concave mirror to focus the sun’s rays and light a torch under bright sunny skies this morning.
# London2012
There's room at inn for Olympics... but it'll cost
Some innkeepers will be charging Ritz rates for Fawlty Towers rooms — and they will get away with it.
# London 2012
Australia steps up heart checks of its Olympians
The team will have enhanced heart checks after the death of Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen this week and two recent on-field collapses in European football.
# Olympics
Joanne Cuddihy punches ticket to London with 400m display in Japan
The Kilkenny native achieved the Olympic qualification time in the 400m at a Japanese meet last night.
# Banned
Aussie sport: Marijuana not performance-enhancing
Australian sports chiefs say the drug should be removed from the list of those banned for being performance-enhancing.
# London2012
British doctors blast McDonalds' Olympic sponsorship
The fast food chain will open a two-story restaurant that seats 1,500 customers at Olympic Park.
# Off Track
What do you do to work out Olympics disappointment? Hit the bumpers...
Joe Ward and his Irish team-mates enjoyed their rest day in Trabzon yesterday.
# London2012
Joe Ward can still win gold at two Games, advises Michael Carruth
Hero of Barcelona insists the European light-heavyweight champ will bounce back from heartbreak in Turkey this week.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Olympic hopes, promotion to the Premier League and more on that Royal Rumble ahead of a tense meeting tonight. Here’s everything you need to know.
# Net gains
Courting: Isner singles out Serena for Olympic mixed doubles
“I’m pretty good friends with Serena. Might need to bribe her, maybe send a gift in the mail to get her to play with me.”
# London2012
Experts: IRA dissidents could crash Olympics party
The Olympic torch will present the first, easiest target for breakaway Republican groups to make a name for themselves on a global stage.
# London 2012
Update: mixed fortunes for Irish boxers at qualification event
Adam Nolan’s London dream is still alive in Turkey but Ross Hickey will not be at the 2012 Olympics.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Boxers on the march, Rory on top and Manchester United wingers on the ground. Here’s what you need to know.
# London 2012
Victories for Ward and Joyce in Olympic qualification tournament
Billy Walsh’s travelling team started as they mean to go on in Turkey ahead of a packed card today.
# London 2012
In time: USA's synchronised swimming team line out in Dublin
Olympic hopefuls took to the National Aquatic Centre pool in Abbotstown yesterday ahead of July trip to London.
# London2012
Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow
British MPs are starting to worry that the huge influx of sports fans might swamp London’s biggest airport.
# London 2012
Green tea could cloud Olympic doping tests
Scientists say the drink could hide testosterone from the test used to spot it this summer in London.
# London 2012
Money talks in search for London Olympic hotels
Most of London’s most exclusive hotels have been booked for the Olympics but there are still amazing places to stay. If you’ve got the money.
# Cheeky
This guy's swimming togs ripped while he was racing and he still beat Michael Phelps
Please stay in the pool, Nathan Adrian.
# London2012
Olympic Flame to burn bright in Ireland
The torch will visit Dublin on day 19 of its 70-day relay journey, on Wednesday 6 June this year. 8,000 volunteers will help it travel 8,000 miles across the UK and Ireland.
# London 2012
Hopes for Saudi Arabia's female athletes after Olympic talks progress
Saudi Arabia is one of three countries that has never included women in its Olympic teams, along with Qatar and Brunei.
# London2012
70-year-old rider qualifies for London Olympics
It’s not yet clear if the Japanese equestrian will compete at the Games in Engand next summer.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your nightly news round-up…