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#2012 Olympics

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

London 2012: Aoife Clark denied at the death
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# Top Marks

London 2012: Aoife Clark denied at the death

Jul 31st 2012, 3:54 PM 7,006 Views 4 Comments

The Kildare rider put in a brilliant performance to finish seventh in the individual eventing, won by Michael Jung of Germany.

London 2012: Ireland show jumping class to finish 5th
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# London 2012

London 2012: Ireland show jumping class to finish 5th

Jul 31st 2012, 1:28 PM 3,306 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s eventing team finish fifth as Germany beat Team GB to gold.

Olympic Breakfast: Magee, Puspure target next step
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# London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: Magee, Puspure target next step

Jul 31st 2012, 8:00 AM 3,670 Views 4 Comments

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day four in London.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 30 July, 2012

South Korean fencer in sit-down protest after loss
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# London 2012

South Korean fencer in sit-down protest after loss

Jul 30th 2012, 8:57 PM 2,934 Views 2 Comments

There was an Olympic-sized controversy on the piste in London this evening.

Olympic Breakfast: Lochte, Franklin ready to make London their own
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# London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: Lochte, Franklin ready to make London their own

Jul 30th 2012, 8:00 AM 4,504 Views 2 Comments

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day three in London.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 29 July, 2012

London 2012: Nolan hangs on to make a winning start
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# Olympic Boxing

London 2012: Nolan hangs on to make a winning start

Jul 29th 2012, 11:08 PM 1,425 Views 0 Comments

The Enniscorthy welterweight won all three rounds against his Ecuadorian opponent tonight.

London 2012: Chloe Magee lays down a marker
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London 2012: Chloe Magee lays down a marker

Jul 29th 2012, 10:26 PM 1,506 Views 0 Comments

Donegal’s Chloe Magee had a straight-sets win in her opening match of the women’s badminton singles.

Eoin Rheinisch powers into slalom semi-finals
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# London 2012

Eoin Rheinisch powers into slalom semi-finals

Jul 29th 2012, 6:19 PM 5,679 Views 4 Comments

The Kildare kayaker finished 12th overall in this afternoon’s K1 heats.

London 2012: O’Leary and Burrows launch star challenge
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# London 2012

London 2012: O’Leary and Burrows launch star challenge

Jul 29th 2012, 5:15 PM 1,332 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s medal hopefuls are second behind Brazil after the opening day of competition in Weymouth.

Speirs shows Ireland's eventers the way
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Speirs shows Ireland's eventers the way

Jul 29th 2012, 4:58 PM 947 Views 0 Comments

The Kildare native is tied for 27th place at the end of day two.

London 2012: Denis Lynch appeal dismissed by CAS
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London 2012: Denis Lynch appeal dismissed by CAS

Jul 29th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,764 Views 3 Comments

The rider was hoping to be reinstated after he was dropped from Ireland’s Olympic showjumping team.

Uzbek gymnast suspended for drug violation
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# London 2012

Uzbek gymnast suspended for drug violation

Jul 29th 2012, 2:00 PM 1,109 Views 0 Comments

Artistic gymnast Luiza Galiulina has become to latest athlete to be suspended.

London 2012: Nocher sets her sights on 200m
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# London 2012

London 2012: Nocher sets her sights on 200m

Jul 29th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,974 Views 2 Comments

Melanie Nocher, Sycerika McMahon and Gráinne Murphy all failed to qualify from their heats in London this morning.

Cancellara's TT defence 'uncertain' after crash
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# London 2012

Cancellara's TT defence 'uncertain' after crash

Jul 29th 2012, 9:52 AM 634 Views 0 Comments

VIDEO: The Olympic champ slammed into a barrier during the closing stages of yesterday’s road race.

'Not looking good', admits injured Radcliffe
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# London 2012

'Not looking good', admits injured Radcliffe

Jul 29th 2012, 9:38 AM 714 Views 0 Comments

“My heartbreaking news to break” says Radcliffe on her Olympic marathon prospects.

Olympic Breakfast: Sailing duo ready to make their mark
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# London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: Sailing duo ready to make their mark

Jul 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 4,860 Views 3 Comments

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day two in London.

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again
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# Mark Pollock

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again

Jul 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,583 Views 9 Comments

As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 28 July, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 1 From The42
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As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 1

Cavendish left stranded as Vinokourov takes road race gold
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# London 2012

Cavendish left stranded as Vinokourov takes road race gold

Jul 28th 2012, 4:53 PM 1,944 Views 9 Comments

David McCann was the best of the Irish in 54th place with Nicolas Roche and cousin Daniel Martin finishing side by side down the field.

Darren O'Neill maintains Ireland's winning start
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# London 2012

Darren O'Neill maintains Ireland's winning start

Jul 28th 2012, 4:24 PM 1,320 Views 0 Comments

The Kilkenny boxer beat Muideen Akanji of Nigeria 15-6 in London this afternoon.

Sanita Puspure books her place in rowing quarter-finals
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Sanita Puspure books her place in rowing quarter-finals

Jul 28th 2012, 3:53 PM 1,295 Views 2 Comments

The Latvian-born rower was third in her heat this afternoon.

London 2012: John Joe Nevin shows his class in opening win
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# John Joe

London 2012: John Joe Nevin shows his class in opening win

Jul 28th 2012, 3:00 PM 1,090 Views 1 Comment

The bantamweight was too good for his Danish opponent in this afternoon’s opening bout.

IOC warning as Olympics hit by first doping case
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IOC warning as Olympics hit by first doping case

Jul 28th 2012, 12:59 PM 963 Views 0 Comments

Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku tested positive for a banned steroid in London this week.

Here is your first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics
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# London 2012

Here is your first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics

Jul 28th 2012, 12:45 PM 1,131 Views 0 Comments

Congratulations, Yi Siling.

Olympic Breakfast: let the Games begin
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# London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: let the Games begin

Jul 28th 2012, 8:57 AM 5,897 Views 12 Comments

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day one in London.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 27 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing… Katie Taylor
# It's Here
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# It's Here

London 2012: Introducing… Katie Taylor

Jul 27th 2012, 5:30 PM 6,410 Views 21 Comments

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

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 26 July, 2012

VIDEO: An animated history of the Olympics
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VIDEO: An animated history of the Olympics

Jul 26th 2012, 10:30 PM 374 Views 0 Comments

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

London 2012: Chinese opponent first up for Lisa Kearney
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# London 2012

London 2012: Chinese opponent first up for Lisa Kearney

Jul 26th 2012, 11:51 AM 3,971 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 26th 2012, 9:49 AM 255 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 26th 2012, 9:20 AM 3,872 Views 12 Comments

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

The Morning Score: Thursday
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Jul 26th 2012, 9:00 AM 329 Views 0 Comments

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

Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics
# Ooops
# Ooops

Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics

Jul 26th 2012, 8:18 AM 7,643 Views 17 Comments

North Korean team walked off the pitch after being mistakenly introduced alongside the South Korean flag.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

UPDATED: Olympic organisers back down in Paddy Power poster row
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# London 2012

UPDATED: Olympic organisers back down in Paddy Power poster row

Jul 25th 2012, 5:20 PM 28,341 Views 28 Comments

Paddy Power celebrate a “victory for common sense” after LOCOG agree to let controversial ad campaign stand.

'Dog ate my ticket', says US shooter Rhode
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# London 2012

'Dog ate my ticket', says US shooter Rhode

Jul 25th 2012, 4:25 PM 1,003 Views 0 Comments

Kim Rhode is chasing history in London, but her journey to the Olympics wasn’t quite as smooth as she might have hoped.

Cardiff retailers want homeless off the streets during Olympics
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# Homeless

Cardiff retailers want homeless off the streets during Olympics

Jul 25th 2012, 1:52 PM 4,678 Views 24 Comments

Cardiff Retail Partnership is calling on police to remove homeless people from the streets due to the increased numbers of tourists over the coming weeks.

London 2012: Joanna Mills won’t take her case to CAS
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# London 2012

London 2012: Joanna Mills won’t take her case to CAS

Jul 25th 2012, 1:28 PM 5,383 Views 10 Comments

The Ballymena athlete won’t appeal the decision to bring Catriona Cuddihy to the Olympics instead of her.

Gareth Bale is too injured to go to the Olympics - but fit enough to score against the LA Galaxy last night
# Sick Note
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# Sick Note

Gareth Bale is too injured to go to the Olympics - but fit enough to score against the LA Galaxy last night

Jul 25th 2012, 10:52 AM 941 Views 0 Comments

Watch this video, because something doesn’t quite add up.

London 2012: Carl Lewis jets in - but won't watch sprinters
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# London 2012

London 2012: Carl Lewis jets in - but won't watch sprinters

Jul 25th 2012, 9:28 AM 533 Views 0 Comments

The nine-time Olympic gold medallist won’t be going to the track events. “It’s a personal thing.”

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

London 2012: Katie Taylor to carry Irish flag at Olympic opening ceremony
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London 2012: Katie Taylor to carry Irish flag at Olympic opening ceremony

Jul 24th 2012, 4:20 PM 5,932 Views 41 Comments

The Bray boxer has been selected to lead Team Ireland in Friday’s showpiece.

Open thread: who should carry the tricolour at the Olympic opening ceremony?
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# London 2012

Open thread: who should carry the tricolour at the Olympic opening ceremony?

Jul 24th 2012, 12:22 PM 6,680 Views 53 Comments

A decision on Ireland’s Olympic flag bearer is expected to be announced later this afternoon. Who should get the job?