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# london-2012 - Friday 27 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From The Score London 2012: Introducing… Katie Taylor It's Here

London 2012: Introducing… Katie Taylor

Ireland’s four-time world boxing champion doesn’t need any introduction but in the interests of completion, here you go.

From The Score In pictures: Enda Kenny offers some last-minute encouragement to Ireland’s Games hopefuls London 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Enda Kenny offers some last-minute encouragement to Ireland’s Games hopefuls

An Taoiseach — along with Sports Minister, Leo Varadkar — dropped in on Sonia O’Sullivan’s team earlier.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Score Nevin and O’Neill first up as draw made for boxers London 2012

Nevin and O’Neill first up as draw made for boxers

Ireland’s six team members found out who they would be meeting this afternoon.

From The Score London 2012: Introducing… Scott Flanigan and Ger Owens It's Here This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Scott Flanigan and Ger Owens

Jimmy’s penultimate profile is of the dynamic sailing duo from Dublin.

From The Score Taylor to face Jonas or Underwood for Olympic medal London 2012

Taylor to face Jonas or Underwood for Olympic medal

Ireland’s biggest medal hope was today handed a tough draw in her quarter-final.

From The Score Here’s your ‘best unofficial Olympic billboard ad’ pic of the day Humour
From The Score Thanks for coming: 5 steps to having a rocking Olympic Games party Let's Party

Thanks for coming: 5 steps to having a rocking Olympic Games party

Step 0.5 is never, ever referring to your party as a “rocking Olympic party.”

From The Score Irish Olympic glories relived: Carruth jumps for joy in Barcelona Memory Lane This post contains videos

Irish Olympic glories relived: Carruth jumps for joy in Barcelona

The Dublin southpaw celebrated wildly after clinching gold in 1992.

From The Score South Korean archer sets first world records of London 2012 Take Aim

South Korean archer sets first world records of London 2012

Im Dong-Hyun, who is blind in one eye, scored 699 points from 72 arrows to beat his own record today.

From The Score Olympics 2012: All eyes on London ahead of opening ceremony Curtain Raiser

Olympics 2012: All eyes on London ahead of opening ceremony

The finishing touches are being put to tonight’s extravagant spectacle.

From The Score ‘I’m ready to go’ – Bolt declares himself fit London 2012

‘I’m ready to go’ – Bolt declares himself fit

The Jamaican star is relaxed ahead of his Olympic defence of the Men’s 100m.

Poll: How many medals will Ireland win at the Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many medals will Ireland win at the Olympics?

Katie Taylor is tipped for the gold but how many medals in total do you think Ireland can win at the Olympics?

From The Score 30 facts you (probably) didn’t know about the Olympics London 2012

30 facts you (probably) didn’t know about the Olympics

Excited about the Olympics yet? Here are 30 interesting facts to pique your interest.

From The Daily Edge Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves Brucie Bonus This post contains images

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

“Nice to see you, to see you, nice…”

From The Score VIDEO: Ireland’s American-born pole vaulter Tori Pena has high hopes London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Ireland’s American-born pole vaulter Tori Pena has high hopes

Born in California, she holds the Irish pole vault record at 4.52m and will be the first ever athlete to represent Ireland in the event.

From The Score London 2012: this is what our writers hope and expect to see at the Olympics London 2012

London 2012: this is what our writers hope and expect to see at the Olympics

Katie taking gold? Bolt answering his critics? Phelps facing some competition? We’re pretty excited.

Taoiseach to meet Team Ireland, the Queen, and Romney in London

Enda Kenny will be a busy man today in advance of the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony.

# london-2012 - Thursday 26 July, 2012

From The Score London 2012: Senegal spoil Britain party, Brazil survive Egypt fightback MATCH REPORTS

London 2012: Senegal spoil Britain party, Brazil survive Egypt fightback

Team GB managed a disappointing 1-1 draw in their Opening match at the Olympics.

From The Score VIDEO: An animated history of the Olympics London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: An animated history of the Olympics

Watch The Guardian’s timeline from the birth of the Games to present day.

From The Score New gaffe as Welsh star described as ‘English’ Oops

New gaffe as Welsh star described as ‘English’

Welsh midfielder Joe Allen was described as “English” in a team programme.

From The Score London 2012: Introducing… Martyn Irvine 1 Day To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Martyn Irvine

Jimmy’s on his bike with a cyclist who could cause an Olympic shock.

From The Score Confirmed: Showjumper Lynch to appeal exclusion from Olympics Decision Time

Confirmed: Showjumper Lynch to appeal exclusion from Olympics

Reports suggest the showjumper will attempt to overturn the decision.

From The Score Djokovic hopes Serbian spirit can help him bounce back ASSAULT ON SW19

Djokovic hopes Serbian spirit can help him bounce back

The former world number one is out to stop Roger Federer claiming another title at Wimbledon’s centre court.

From The Score Joe Ward appeal rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sport Denied

Joe Ward appeal rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The CAS has yet to release a full report on their decision to turn down Ward’s appeal.

From The Score Here’s Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy looking awkward in the Olympic Village London 2012

Here’s Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy looking awkward in the Olympic Village

Wozzilroy — their name, not ours — have landed.

From The Score London 2012: Introducing… Ireland’s Eventing team 1 Day To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Ireland’s Eventing team

Saddle up with Jimmy and the multi-discipline equestrian squad.

From The Score US athletes learn Cockney rhyming slang in time for London 2012 – video Radio Rental This post contains videos

US athletes learn Cockney rhyming slang in time for London 2012 – video

Want a bit of John Cleese and a cup of Rosie Lee?

From The Score London 2012: Chinese opponent first up for Lisa Kearney London 2012

London 2012: Chinese opponent first up for Lisa Kearney

The Belfast native opens her Olympic judo campaign against Shugen Wu on Saturday morning.

From The Score Maths experts say Usain Bolt can run the 100 metres in under 9.4 seconds Busy At Maths

Maths experts say Usain Bolt can run the 100 metres in under 9.4 seconds

A new study conducted by Dutch mathematicians determined Bolt can not only run 100 metres in 9.4 seconds but he can also set the record as low as 9.36 seconds. Really?

From The Score Irish Olympic glories relived: Delany strikes gold in Melbourne Past Greats This post contains videos

Irish Olympic glories relived: Delany strikes gold in Melbourne

56 years ago, the legendary Irish athlete was first across the line in the 1500m final.

From The Score Thorpedo tips Phelps to shine Duel In The Pool

Thorpedo tips Phelps to shine

However, the Australian also predicted success for his countryman James Magnussen in the 100m freestyle.

From The Score London 2012: 8 reasons why the Olympics will be awesome Optimism

London 2012: 8 reasons why the Olympics will be awesome

There have been some less-than-glowing remarks made about the event of late, but here are some reasons to be positive.

From The Score ‘The biggest newspaper in the world’ — L’Equipe produce giant edition to mark London 2012 Broadsheet

‘The biggest newspaper in the world’ — L’Equipe produce giant edition to mark London 2012

In two sections measuring 32 inches side to side and 22 inches up and down, the paper admitted it would cause problems for commuters.

From The Score London 2012: Bolt fitness back on track, says team doc Don't Worry

London 2012: Bolt fitness back on track, says team doc

The world’s fastest man is bidding to become the first-ever to win back-to-back 100m and 200m titles on the track.

From The Score London 2012: Joe Ward waits after last-gasp Olympic appeal London 2012

London 2012: Joe Ward waits after last-gasp Olympic appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) are expected to make a decision on Ward’s case this afternoon.

From The Score The Morning Score: Thursday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – unless your name is Joe Ward.

From The Score Open thread: what do you hope to see at the Olympics over the coming months? London2012

Open thread: what do you hope to see at the Olympics over the coming months?

Gold for Katie? Phelps beaten? Bill O’Herlihy losing his patience with Jerry Kiernan?

From The Score Right up my street: Prince Harry plans on watching some beach volleyball We Are Amused

Right up my street: Prince Harry plans on watching some beach volleyball

The women’s tournament final on Horse Guards Parade will be graced by British royalty.