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# Olympics 2012

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Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement
The widespread doping alleged by the McLaren report was not the result of a state initiative, according to Russia’s Ministry of Sport.
It's Your Usain Bolt Riding A Rocket Picture Of The Day
The Olympic 100m champ sure knows how to make an entrance.
Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony
Giant octopuses, Russell Brand, children bursting out of John Lennon’s face… It was a long night.
Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike
Cleaners are mounting an industrial action over pay rates, with thousands of sports fans expected to use the Underground today.
Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo
Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.
Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village
Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ facilities in Stratford.
London 2012 Olympics Day 10
It was Day Ten of London 2012 as Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy looked to add to Ireland’s medal haul from this Olympic games.
'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower
Sebastian Coe said it was ‘poetic justice’ that the man who threw a bottle at the 100m sprinters was sitting next to a Dutch judo star.
Poll: Have you been enjoying the Olympics so far?
We’re more than halfway through the London 2012 Games. What do you make of it so far?
Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents
Aussie rider, Kaarle McCulloch’s mother Karen and step-father Ken Bates reportedly faced a stream of insults during a dramatic evening at the Velodrome.
Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)
That’ll be £5 for the fried rice… oh, and £19,000 for drinks.
Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold
Greene, who won the 100m at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, believes Bolt does not have the technique to overcome Blake.
Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head
“He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front,” Australian team chief said today.
Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe
“I could throw out a whole series of names. I could throw out Steve Redgrave. I could throw out domestically Daley Thompson.”
London 2012: Swimming chiefs condemn Ye 'doping' speculation
Ye took five seconds off her personal best and a second off Stephanie Rice’s world record in the 400 IM prompting observers to question the performance.
Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley
Police in Dorset have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the abuse aimed at the Olympic diver
Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia
The 320 beds will have all lights and wiring removed before they are donated to hospitals in Tunisia.
Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012
The 38-year-old will not compete in her home Olympics after failing to overcome a foot injury.
PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt
It’s a far cry from Usain Bolt-shaped mazes we were reared…
Olympic Village: Day One, wrap
A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.
Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves
“Nice to see you, to see you, nice…”
Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?
A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?
Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet'
Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has paid the price for an ill-advised joke on the social media website.
Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour
The reaction to each day of the Games on Twitter will dictate the look of the iconic London landmark. Let’s hope it’s green.
Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness
A US journalists’ club seems to have got a little confused…
Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem
Ah, the Oylmpics. Nothing like ‘em.
Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland
They may have the Olympics, but we’ve got this. Take that, Queen Lizzie!
Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?
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?
Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit
“This is great — winning an Olympic gold medal is great,” said the multiple gold medal winner this morning.
Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract
Thirty of the drivers from Matthews Coach Hire are also on their way to London for the duration of the games.
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.
Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title
The Omega Pharma Quick Step rider beat Nicolas Roche by five seconds in Clonmel yesterday.
Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer
“To run 9.40 would be a great feat so I’m definitely going to push myself to do my best and if 9.40 is possible, I’ll be the one to do it.”
Torch factory workers can see the light
Approximately 110 torches a day will be carried through 1000 communities in a 70-day relay leading up to the Olympics’ opening ceremony.
O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce
Olympic boxing hopeful Darren O’Neill has been keeping a close eye on his fellow countrymen at this week’s final qualifying tournament in Trabzon, Turkey.
Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe
The former middle distance runner has called for potential protestors to avoid ruining the dreams of athletes who have worked all their lives for Olympic success.
Mind the gap: London transport up to Olympic challenge
There’ll be up to an extra three million trips on London’s public transport network per day during the Olympics in July and August.
5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012...
… And one that might happen yet…
Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over
“The fairytale has descended into a nightmare,” said the Australian swimming legend.