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#Olympics 2012

# olympics-2012 - Friday 9 December, 2016

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement
# Report
From The42
# Report

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement

Dec 9th 2016, 6:51 PM 1,604 Views 1 Comment

The widespread doping alleged by the McLaren report was not the result of a state initiative, according to Russia’s Ministry of Sport.

# olympics-2012 - Friday 26 July, 2013

It's Your Usain Bolt Riding A Rocket Picture Of The Day
# Sky Rockets In Flight
From The42
# Sky Rockets In Flight

It's Your Usain Bolt Riding A Rocket Picture Of The Day

Jul 26th 2013, 7:37 PM 2,568 Views 3 Comments

The Olympic 100m champ sure knows how to make an entrance.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony
# London 2012
From The Daily Edge
# London 2012

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony

Aug 13th 2012, 9:56 AM 17,658 Views 39 Comments

Giant octopuses, Russell Brand, children bursting out of John Lennon’s face… It was a long night.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike
# Strike
# Strike

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike

Aug 9th 2012, 8:27 AM 3,066 Views 29 Comments

Cleaners are mounting an industrial action over pay rates, with thousands of sports fans expected to use the Underground today.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo
# Whoops
From The Daily Edge
# Whoops

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo

Aug 8th 2012, 10:02 AM 3,779 Views 8 Comments

Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.

# olympics-2012 - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village

Aug 7th 2012, 4:31 PM 11,980 Views 33 Comments

Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ facilities in Stratford.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 6 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10 From The42
Live Aug 6th 2012, 5:40 PM

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower
# Bottlegate
From The42
# Bottlegate

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower

Aug 6th 2012, 4:35 PM 1,890 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been enjoying the Olympics so far?

Aug 6th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,391 Views 69 Comments

We’re more than halfway through the London 2012 Games. What do you make of it so far?

# olympics-2012 - Friday 3 August, 2012

Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents

Aug 3rd 2012, 2:43 PM 1,397 Views 1 Comment

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)
# Check Please
From The Daily Edge
# Check Please

Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:26 AM 15,882 Views 25 Comments

That’ll be £5 for the fried rice… oh, and £19,000 for drinks.

Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold
# Sprint
From The42
# Sprint

Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold

Aug 3rd 2012, 8:16 AM 784 Views 0 Comments

Greene, who won the 100m at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, believes Bolt does not have the technique to overcome Blake.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:10 PM 1,345 Views 0 Comments

“He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front,” Australian team chief said today.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe

Aug 1st 2012, 7:08 PM 1,743 Views 7 Comments

“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
# Swimming
From The42
# Swimming

London 2012: Swimming chiefs condemn Ye 'doping' speculation

Aug 1st 2012, 6:54 PM 664 Views 0 Comments

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.

# olympics-2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley
# London 2012
# London 2012

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley

Jul 31st 2012, 8:24 AM 18,800 Views 53 Comments

Police in Dorset have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the abuse aimed at the Olympic diver

# olympics-2012 - Monday 30 July, 2012

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia
# London 2012
# London 2012

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia

Jul 30th 2012, 10:05 AM 6,501 Views 6 Comments

The 320 beds will have all lights and wiring removed before they are donated to hospitals in Tunisia.

# olympics-2012 - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012
# Injury
From The42
# Injury

Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012

Jul 29th 2012, 4:00 PM 1,227 Views 3 Comments

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
# A-maze-ing
# A-maze-ing

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt

Jul 29th 2012, 12:00 PM 7,204 Views 8 Comments

It’s a far cry from Usain Bolt-shaped mazes we were reared…

# olympics-2012 - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap

Jul 28th 2012, 10:23 PM 8,976 Views 8 Comments

A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.

# olympics-2012 - Friday 27 July, 2012

Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves
# Brucie Bonus
From The Daily Edge
# Brucie Bonus

Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves

Jul 27th 2012, 9:21 AM 6,243 Views 10 Comments

“Nice to see you, to see you, nice…”

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?

Jul 26th 2012, 10:22 AM 3,487 Views 33 Comments

A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet'
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet'

Jul 25th 2012, 5:21 PM 21,247 Views 86 Comments

Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has paid the price for an ill-advised joke on the social media website.

# olympics-2012 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour

Jul 20th 2012, 6:40 PM 3,691 Views 5 Comments

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
# Hey That's Ours
From The Daily Edge
# Hey That's Ours

Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness

Jul 20th 2012, 11:19 AM 12,617 Views 53 Comments

A US journalists’ club seems to have got a little confused…

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem
# Whoops
# Whoops

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem

Jul 19th 2012, 11:44 AM 13,910 Views 21 Comments

Ah, the Oylmpics. Nothing like ‘em.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland
# Get Outta There
From The Daily Edge
# Get Outta There

Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland

Jul 18th 2012, 12:56 PM 9,068 Views 27 Comments

They may have the Olympics, but we’ve got this. Take that, Queen Lizzie!

# olympics-2012 - Saturday 14 July, 2012

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

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?

Jul 14th 2012, 10:51 AM 5,529 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?

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit

Jul 12th 2012, 1:16 PM 377 Views 0 Comments

“This is great — winning an Olympic gold medal is great,” said the multiple gold medal winner this morning.

# olympics-2012 - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract
# Good News
# Good News

Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract

Jul 8th 2012, 3:23 PM 10,809 Views 36 Comments

Thirty of the drivers from Matthews Coach Hire are also on their way to London for the duration of the games.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 5 July, 2012

London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower
# Priceless
From The42
# Priceless

London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower

Jul 5th 2012, 1:17 PM 415 Views 0 Comments

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.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 25 June, 2012

Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title
# On Your Bike
From The42
# On Your Bike

Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title

Jun 25th 2012, 10:28 AM 373 Views 2 Comments

The Omega Pharma Quick Step rider beat Nicolas Roche by five seconds in Clonmel yesterday.

# olympics-2012 - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer
# Fast Forward
From The42
# Fast Forward

Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer

May 22nd 2012, 3:54 PM 328 Views 0 Comments

“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.”

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Torch factory workers can see the light
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Torch factory workers can see the light

Apr 26th 2012, 8:52 AM 186 Views 0 Comments

Approximately 110 torches a day will be carried through 1000 communities in a 70-day relay leading up to the Olympics’ opening ceremony.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 19 April, 2012

O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce

Apr 19th 2012, 9:12 AM 517 Views 0 Comments

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.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe
# Mind The Gap
From The42
# Mind The Gap

Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe

Apr 18th 2012, 6:44 PM 108 Views 0 Comments

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
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

Mind the gap: London transport up to Olympic challenge

Apr 18th 2012, 7:10 AM 2,217 Views 10 Comments

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.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 9 April, 2012

5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012...
# All Winners
From The Daily Edge
# All Winners

5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012...

Apr 9th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,906 Views 1 Comment

… And one that might happen yet…

# olympics-2012 - Friday 16 March, 2012

Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over
# Damp Squib
From The42
# Damp Squib

Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over

Mar 16th 2012, 11:07 AM 447 Views 0 Comments

“The fairytale has descended into a nightmare,” said the Australian swimming legend.

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