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#2012 Olympics

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'

May 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,020 Views 3 Comments

Read this extract from Michael Gillard’s book on the Olympics.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Ireland's 2012 Olympics hero John Joe Nevin makes successful return to boxing
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Ireland's 2012 Olympics hero John Joe Nevin makes successful return to boxing

Nov 25th 2017, 3:56 PM 5,099 Views 2 Comments

The Mullingar native took part in his first fight in over a year.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Farah spokesperson says suggestion of misconduct 'entirely false' after Fancy Bears hack
# Scrutiny
From The42
# Scrutiny

Farah spokesperson says suggestion of misconduct 'entirely false' after Fancy Bears hack

Jul 6th 2017, 12:10 PM 4,345 Views 7 Comments

One of the documents shared in the latest leak suggests the star’s biological passport was viewed by an expert as “suspicious”.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Hope Solo rips Swedish women's soccer team for playing like 'cowards' and says the best team didn't win
# No Hope
From The42
# No Hope

Hope Solo rips Swedish women's soccer team for playing like 'cowards' and says the best team didn't win

Aug 13th 2016, 9:32 AM 10,642 Views 30 Comments

This isn’t a great look.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 11 July, 2016

This US gymnast's coach recalls the moment she realised the athlete was a prodigy, aged 6
# Remember When
From The42
# Remember When

This US gymnast's coach recalls the moment she realised the athlete was a prodigy, aged 6

Jul 11th 2016, 8:48 AM 6,675 Views 1 Comment

“I was like, ‘Wow, this kid is something.”

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Two of Ireland's top boxers progress at European Games
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Two of Ireland's top boxers progress at European Games

Jun 17th 2015, 9:15 PM 4,836 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Longford native Derek Burnett finished joint-eighth out of 32 in Men’s Trap.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Man arrested after Olympic medallist John Joe Nevin injured in Mullingar attack
# Mullingar
From The42
# Mullingar

Man arrested after Olympic medallist John Joe Nevin injured in Mullingar attack

Apr 5th 2014, 7:54 PM 73,398 Views 63 Comments

The boxer is believed to have suffered a broken leg.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 14 October, 2013

World anti-doping bosses to open 'extraordinary' audit of Jamaican testing
# Anti-doping
From The42
# Anti-doping

World anti-doping bosses to open 'extraordinary' audit of Jamaican testing

Oct 14th 2013, 2:29 PM 7,021 Views 19 Comments

WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 18 April, 2013

For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course
# Sacrifice
From The42
# Sacrifice

For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course

Apr 18th 2013, 1:18 PM 1,962 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy, fourth at last year’s London Olympics, is the latest athlete to be profiled by The Journey.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy crashes bike into parked car, breaks nose
# (Not) Plain Sailing
From The42
# (Not) Plain Sailing

Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy crashes bike into parked car, breaks nose

Mar 28th 2013, 11:07 AM 3,332 Views 1 Comment

The London Olympian “did something rather stupid” on Tuesday morning.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Rheinisch not looking too far into the future
# New Year
From The42
# New Year

Rheinisch not looking too far into the future

Feb 16th 2013, 9:30 AM 775 Views 0 Comments

Three-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch plans to compete again this year but hasn’t made any decisions on whether he’ll still be around for Rio 2016.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again

Feb 2nd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,452 Views 10 Comments

Tara’s Natalya Coyle was one of the surprise successes of the London Olympics, but she won’t rest easy until she’s fulfilled her potential.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Tom Daley's mammy isn't happy about the criticism he's getting
# Splash
From The42
# Splash

Tom Daley's mammy isn't happy about the criticism he's getting

Jan 10th 2013, 5:11 PM 1,751 Views 0 Comments

British Swimming boss David Sparkes hit out at the teenage diver this week for his part in a new reality TV show.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 30 December, 2012

After the gold rush: Evans braves risk to bring home reward
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: Evans braves risk to bring home reward

Dec 30th 2012, 2:45 PM 4,917 Views 2 Comments

After the disappointment of defeat in London, Scott Evans knew he needed a change. He just didn’t know where it would take him.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 28 December, 2012

After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride

Dec 28th 2012, 1:30 PM 5,505 Views 5 Comments

After sneaking into London under most people’s radar, triple Paralympic medallist Helen Kearney is enjoying the buzz of her win.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 27 December, 2012

After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London

Dec 27th 2012, 10:50 AM 5,809 Views 0 Comments

It’s head down and push on as Kilkenny boxer Darren O’Neill comes to terms with life after the London Olympics.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year
# Award
From The42
# Award

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 20th 2012, 3:55 PM 7,823 Views 23 Comments

Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012
# Katie
From The42
# Katie

Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012

Dec 18th 2012, 11:40 AM 4,106 Views 7 Comments

75% of respondents in Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index (SSI) picked Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold as the most iconic moment of 2012.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year
# Awards
From The42
# Awards

Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year

Dec 12th 2012, 4:50 PM 5,433 Views 2 Comments

With four Olympic medals in the bag, Ireland’s top boxing coaches won the annual Philips award at this afternoon’s ceremony in Dublin.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 7 December, 2012

ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations

Dec 7th 2012, 5:43 PM 5,040 Views 1 Comment

Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 19 October, 2012

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence

Oct 19th 2012, 7:50 AM 3,890 Views 28 Comments

The Irish Sports Council are “delighted” that Katie Taylor has agreed to remain as an amateur in the hope of further Olympic glory at Rio 2016.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

In pics: The Paralympic Opening Ceremony
# Paralympics
# Paralympics

In pics: The Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Aug 29th 2012, 10:02 PM 11,466 Views 20 Comments

The opening ceremony of the Paralympic opening ceremony took place tonight. Here’s a quick snapshot.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 27 August, 2012

VIDEO: It's never too late for one last London 2012 montage
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

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

Aug 27th 2012, 10:05 PM 1,117 Views 0 Comments

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

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo

Aug 19th 2012, 12:27 PM 978 Views 0 Comments

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

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever?
# Do The Boris
From The Daily Edge
# Do The Boris

VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever?

Aug 14th 2012, 9:29 AM 5,012 Views 7 Comments

Boris Johnson and David Cameron had a great auld boogie at the Olympics closing ceremony.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 13 August, 2012

'He's still our wee brother': Conlan family welcome their bronze medal hero home
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

'He's still our wee brother': Conlan family welcome their bronze medal hero home

Aug 13th 2012, 9:05 PM 6,448 Views 15 Comments

Michael Conlan’s father and brother promise that the young Belfast boxer still has plenty more to offer in the ring.

Darren O'Neill: It's easy to be captain of a good team
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Darren O'Neill: It's easy to be captain of a good team

Aug 13th 2012, 7:25 PM 863 Views 0 Comments

The Kilkenny boxer was full of praise for his team-mates as Ireland’s athletes returned home from London 2012.

Losing Billy and Zaur will set Ireland back 5 to 10 years - Conlan
# Sign 'Em Up
From The42
# Sign 'Em Up

Losing Billy and Zaur will set Ireland back 5 to 10 years - Conlan

Aug 13th 2012, 5:56 PM 1,716 Views 1 Comment

John Conlan has called on the IABA to agree new contracts with boxing coaches Billy Walsh and Zaur Antia.

Irish pride as Olympic squad touches down in Dublin
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Irish pride as Olympic squad touches down in Dublin

Aug 13th 2012, 4:31 PM 11,259 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Sport promised to fight for more funding as he welcome Ireland’s Olympians home at a small reception in Dublin Airport this afternoon.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 12 August, 2012

'Disappointed' Kenneally already looking towards Rio
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

'Disappointed' Kenneally already looking towards Rio

Aug 12th 2012, 2:47 PM 5,184 Views 29 Comments

Celbridge runner Mark Kenneally finished 57th in the men’s marathon on the final day of the London Olympics.

Who's the legend now? Rogge rolls back on Bolt row
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Who's the legend now? Rogge rolls back on Bolt row

Aug 12th 2012, 1:00 PM 1,950 Views 1 Comment

IOC President Jacques Rogge described London 2012 as “an athletes’ Games” as the Olympics comes to a close.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 11 August, 2012

In pictures: Luke Campbell pips John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

In pictures: Luke Campbell pips John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold

Aug 11th 2012, 9:48 PM 1,224 Views 0 Comments

It was the latest installment of a rivalry that needed no introduction but in the end, it just wasn’t to be for John Joe Nevin.

Ailís McSweeney: Historic double within Farah's grasp
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Ailís McSweeney: Historic double within Farah's grasp

Aug 11th 2012, 6:30 PM 5,312 Views 4 Comments

The track and field action comes to a close but it could be a night to remember, writes athletics expert Ailís McSweeney.

Olympic soccer: Mexico stun Brazil to win gold
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic soccer: Mexico stun Brazil to win gold

Aug 11th 2012, 5:27 PM 739 Views 0 Comments

A double from Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a 2-1 win against Brazil in the gold medal decider.

Perfect race bar the result for Cork's Rob Heffernan
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Perfect race bar the result for Cork's Rob Heffernan

Aug 11th 2012, 3:51 PM 8,732 Views 19 Comments

“To top it off with a medal would have been unbelievable,” says Heffernan after setting a new Irish record in the 50km race walk.

Ailís McSweeney: Captain's performance from Rob can inspire Olive
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Ailís McSweeney: Captain's performance from Rob can inspire Olive

Aug 11th 2012, 2:11 PM 1,047 Views 1 Comment

Rob Heffernan brought Ireland to the brink of a sixth medal in the men’s 50km race walk this morning.

So near yet...: Rob Heffernan smashes Irish walk record but finishes fourth
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

So near yet...: Rob Heffernan smashes Irish walk record but finishes fourth

Aug 11th 2012, 1:56 PM 7,350 Views 17 Comments

The Cork walker took more than seven minutes off his PB in the men’s 50km event.

Darren O'Neill to lead Team Ireland at Olympic closing ceremony
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Darren O'Neill to lead Team Ireland at Olympic closing ceremony

Aug 11th 2012, 1:07 PM 6,596 Views 11 Comments

The Kilkenny boxer will carry the Irish flag at tomorrow night’s ceremony.

Andrzej Jezierski takes "B" honours, finishes 9th
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Andrzej Jezierski takes "B" honours, finishes 9th

Aug 11th 2012, 11:36 AM 783 Views 1 Comment

The Polish national won the “B” final of the men’s canoe single (C1) 200m in Eton Dorney this morning.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win
# Katie Taylor
# Katie Taylor

Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win

Aug 9th 2012, 9:06 PM 8,707 Views 18 Comments

A massive crowd gathered in the 26-year-old’s home town of Bray to watch the fight… and they weren’t disappointed.

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