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London 2012

# london-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

From The Score Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener Ready To Go

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

Other famous faces including Ian McKellen and Queen Elizabeth II will also be involved.

From The Score In tweets: Ireland’s athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics Paralympics 2012

In tweets: Ireland’s athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics

They’ve waited four years for this day. With hours to go until tonight’s opening ceremony, here’s how some of Team Ireland are feeling.

From The Score ‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London tonight Paralympics 2012

‘Inspirational’ Paralympics to open in London tonight

Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.

From The Score Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics The Best Of Men

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics

Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

From The Score Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport London 2012

Paralympics: Flame lit at spiritual home of disabled sport

The 24-hour countdown to the Games is on after tonight’s event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From The Score 2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects London 2012

2012 Paralympics: Pistorius plays down 100m defence prospects

The T44 showdown between Pistorius, Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton has been billed as the race of the Paralympics.

From The Score In demand: Conor O’Shea to head review of GB swimmers Wake

In demand: Conor O’Shea to head review of GB swimmers

British Swimming has opened the investigation into ‘poor performance’ after their target of five medals was not met in London.

# london-2012 - Monday 27 August, 2012

From The Score VIDEO: It’s never too late for one last London 2012 montage London 2012

VIDEO: It’s never too late for one last London 2012 montage

It’s grand, there’s only two more sleeps until the Paralympics starts.

From The Score London Paralympics set to open this week Paralympic Games

London Paralympics set to open this week

As the London Paralympic Games get underway this week, we look ahead to all the action.

# london-2012 - Sunday 26 August, 2012

From The Score Farah savours fans’ reaction on track return Comeback

Farah savours fans’ reaction on track return

The British athlete triumphed in the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League today.

# london-2012 - Saturday 25 August, 2012

From The Score VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet Team Ireland

VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet

The Derry sprinter tells his inspiring story ahead of next week’s London Games.

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Paralympic games?

Team Ireland will be competing in the games but will you be watching them?

# london-2012 - Friday 24 August, 2012

From The Score Paralympic cauldron lit in central London Paralympics 2012

Paralympic cauldron lit in central London

Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the crowd in London’s Trafalgar Square as marathon participant Claire Lomas lit the cauldron.

# london-2012 - Thursday 23 August, 2012

From The Score Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance At All Costs

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance

The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From The Score VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home Olympic Spirit

VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home

Who knew Tokyo could get so crowded.

From The Score Remember those Olympic badminton players who tried to lose in London? NET LOSS

Remember those Olympic badminton players who tried to lose in London?

They’re appealing their suspensions.

# london-2012 - Monday 20 August, 2012

From The Score London 2012 unveiled quality of women’s boxing to the world – Taylor Trailblazer

London 2012 unveiled quality of women’s boxing to the world – Taylor

The Olympic champion is thrilled that her fellow boxers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

In pictures: Golden girl Katie Taylor visits Crumlin Children’s Hospital Katie Taylor This post contains images

In pictures: Golden girl Katie Taylor visits Crumlin Children’s Hospital

The boxing champion spent the day with some of her younger fans…

# london-2012 - Sunday 19 August, 2012

From The Score Cian O’Connor claims third place at Dublin Grand Prix Consistent

Cian O’Connor claims third place at Dublin Grand Prix

The Kildare show jumper finished behind Carsten-Otto Nagel of Germany and France’s Kevin Staut.

From The Score Djokovic gains revenge against del Potro to set up Federer final Top Seeds

Djokovic gains revenge against del Potro to set up Federer final

The Serb was a straight-sets winner over the man who bested him at London 2012.

From The Score Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo London 2012

Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo

Celebrations to welcome home Cian O’Connor and Natalya Coyle are planned in the County Meath village tonight.

From The Score Looking good, Michael! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

Looking good, Michael! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

This week, Michael Conlan gets a look at his own portrait, RVP is exposed and Usain Bolt meets Jason Statham.

From The Score Gallery: What the Olympians did next Down Time This post contains images

Gallery: What the Olympians did next

While many are still lapping up the limelight, some are happy to continue the hard work, go fishing or have a nice game of dominoes.

From The Score It’s Sunday so here’s 10 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Through A Lens This post contains images

# london-2012 - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The Score Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking Forever Young

Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking

The Swiss will face fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, safe in the knowledge that he will remain world number one.

Poll: Should Katie Taylor become a professional boxer? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Katie Taylor become a professional boxer?

Ireland’s Olympic champion is weighing up her options about a professional career – do you think she should take the plunge?

From The Score Olympic Silver Medallist sprinter signed up by New England Patriots Patriot Gains

Olympic Silver Medallist sprinter signed up by New England Patriots

The multi-talented athlete has prospered on the American Football field with University of Florida.

From The Score All the Nike gear you get for making the US Olympic team in one photo In Fashion

All the Nike gear you get for making the US Olympic team in one photo

It’s like Michael Jordan got sick in here…

# london-2012 - Friday 17 August, 2012

From The Score In tweets: Ireland’s Olympians enjoy some time off London 2012 This post contains images

In tweets: Ireland’s Olympians enjoy some time off

Badminton player Scott Evans arranged a couple of nights out for the willing members of Team Ireland.

From The Score North Korea Olympics squad return to heroes’ welcome London 2012

North Korea Olympics squad return to heroes’ welcome

The North won four gold medals and two bronze at the London Games, the country’s best result since Barcelona in 1992.

From The Score Don’t touch that dial… here’s the sport on TV this weekend Goggle Box

Don’t touch that dial… here’s the sport on TV this weekend

Heading outside and spending the day with love ones during your leisure time? Not for me, Jeff.

# london-2012 - Thursday 16 August, 2012

From The Score There’s an amateur culture in Irish athletics – Heffernan Interview

There’s an amateur culture in Irish athletics – Heffernan

The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.

From The Score Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer I Heart Chad

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer

It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.

From The Score Reward: Marathon winner Kiprotich promised new house for parents Uganda

Reward: Marathon winner Kiprotich promised new house for parents

The 23-year-old was also presented with €65,000 and a promotion in his job as a prison warden. Not bad for just over two hours work.

From The Score Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head… on the cricket field? Six Appeal

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to go head to head… on the cricket field?

The Sydney Sixers are looking to add some Jamaican gold to their line-up after the Melbourne Stars approached the 100m sprint champion

From The Score Remember that, eh… gorgeous jacket Ken Egan wore during the Olympics? Temple Street

Remember that, eh… gorgeous jacket Ken Egan wore during the Olympics?

Well now you can buy it in a charity auction. It’s signed and it’s for a worthy cause.

From The Score A 10-year-old boy sent his medal to the Canadian Olympians who lost theirs through disqualification London 2012

A 10-year-old boy sent his medal to the Canadian Olympians who lost theirs through disqualification

“If I get rich and if I remember I will donate money to the Summer and Winter Canadian Olympics’ the child promised.

From The Score The Morning Score: Thursday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Ireland show some eastern promise, RVP packs his bags and our hurling expert doubles on it.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

From The Score Caption time: When Paddy met Enda… Homecoming

Caption time: When Paddy met Enda…

One of Ireland’s bronze medal heroes shared a joke with An Taoiseach at the official reception at Farmleigh House today.