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#2012 Olympics

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... David McCann
# 3 Days To Go
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# 3 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... David McCann

Jul 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 2,080 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast rider will compete in both the road race and time trial events at this year’s Games.

We'll learn from Cuddihy/Mills saga, promise athletics bosses
# London 2012
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# London 2012

We'll learn from Cuddihy/Mills saga, promise athletics bosses

Jul 24th 2012, 11:34 AM 3,597 Views 7 Comments

Athletics Ireland have promised to conduct a review of the selection and appeals processes after the Olympics.

London 2012: Muhammad Ali to take part in opening ceremony?
# London 2012
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# London 2012

London 2012: Muhammad Ali to take part in opening ceremony?

Jul 24th 2012, 10:58 AM 443 Views 0 Comments

The boxing legend is in London to present an award tonight, sparking speculation that he may take part in Friday’s opening.

London 2012: Cuddihy's Olympic appeal successful
# London 2012
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# London 2012

London 2012: Cuddihy's Olympic appeal successful

Jul 24th 2012, 9:29 AM 3,836 Views 10 Comments

Joanna Mills will miss out on London after an OCI Appeal Tribunal reinstated Catriona Cuddihy to the women’s 4x400m relay team.

The Morning Score: Tuesday
# Early Doors
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Jul 24th 2012, 9:00 AM 366 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from whether or not you’ll need an umbrella.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 23 July, 2012

London 2012: Rogge stages minute's silence for 1972 victims
# London 2012
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# London 2012

London 2012: Rogge stages minute's silence for 1972 victims

Jul 23rd 2012, 6:52 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

“They came to Munich in a spirit of peace and solidarity. The debt we owe them is to maintain this spirit in life and to remember them.”

London 2012: Lanigan O'Keeffe handed 11th hour Olympic ticket
# London 2012
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# London 2012

London 2012: Lanigan O'Keeffe handed 11th hour Olympic ticket

Jul 23rd 2012, 1:50 PM 3,236 Views 0 Comments

Poland’s Lukas Klekot has been withdrawn from the Olympics after he tested positive for a banned substance.

Stop the bus! Kieran Behan live-tweets his Olympic travel nightmare
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Stop the bus! Kieran Behan live-tweets his Olympic travel nightmare

Jul 23rd 2012, 1:04 PM 9,413 Views 8 Comments

The Irish gymnast saw more of the Olympic Park than he hoped to this morning.

London 2012: Anti-Irish jibe lands Daley Thompson in hot water
# London 2012
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# London 2012

London 2012: Anti-Irish jibe lands Daley Thompson in hot water

Jul 23rd 2012, 12:27 PM 21,419 Views 95 Comments

The double Olympic gold medallist joked that a misspelled tattoo must have belonged to an Irish person.

London 2012: Evans drawn against world's top player
# London 2012
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# London 2012

London 2012: Evans drawn against world's top player

Jul 23rd 2012, 11:45 AM 850 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner has been drawn against world number one and Olympic champion Lin Dan of China.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Caves, kids and Italia 90: Rob and Marian Heffernan on their Olympic preparations
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Caves, kids and Italia 90: Rob and Marian Heffernan on their Olympic preparations

Jul 19th 2012, 8:15 PM 918 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Cork’s husband-wife double act are ready to join a rather unique club in London this summer.

London 2012: Hoy won't defend individual sprint title
# Golden Boy
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# Golden Boy

London 2012: Hoy won't defend individual sprint title

Jul 19th 2012, 6:45 PM 439 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic champion is “obviously disappointed” after Team GB bosses put forward Jason Kenny in the individual sprint contest.

Blueprint for athletic success taking shape, says Jones
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Blueprint for athletic success taking shape, says Jones

Jul 19th 2012, 5:20 PM 907 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Ireland is making “huge strides” in coaching and support services, says high performance expert Chris Jones.

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Olympics
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Olympics

Jul 19th 2012, 4:44 PM 550 Views 0 Comments

The defending Olympic champ reluctantly pulls out after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Derval O’Rourke gets Olympic challenge back on track
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Derval O’Rourke gets Olympic challenge back on track

Jul 19th 2012, 12:18 PM 2,237 Views 2 Comments

The Corkwoman was second to America’s Lolo Jones in Lignano, Italy on Tuesday night.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Irish do less exercise than Americans
# Fat Pats
# Fat Pats

Irish do less exercise than Americans

Jul 18th 2012, 1:59 PM 8,149 Views 75 Comments

Lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, Lancet study suggests.

# 2012-olympics - 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?

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 8 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Mark Kenneally
# 19 Days To Go
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# 19 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Mark Kenneally

Jul 8th 2012, 12:15 PM 4,254 Views 0 Comments

When he’s not starring in TV documentaries, Mark Kenneally is a pretty useful marathon runner too. Come and meet the Celbridge hopeful.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Barr misses Olympic time in Germany
# Road To London
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# Road To London

Barr misses Olympic time in Germany

Jul 7th 2012, 2:53 PM 1,228 Views 0 Comments

The Waterford runner will be back in action in the 400m hurdles at the National Championships tomorrow.

No suspicion of foul play, insists Olympic hopeful following horse's positive test
# London 2012
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# London 2012

No suspicion of foul play, insists Olympic hopeful following horse's positive test

Jul 7th 2012, 1:20 PM 4,689 Views 9 Comments

Denis Lynch has issued a statement to clarify Lantinus’ disqualification in Aachen, Germany.

Five videos you really need to see from last night's Diamond League meet in Paris
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Five videos you really need to see from last night's Diamond League meet in Paris

Jul 7th 2012, 12:35 PM 742 Views 1 Comment

Some of the biggest names in world athletics continued their Olympic preparations in Paris last night.

London 2012: Introducing... Anna Merveldt
# 20 Days To Go
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# 20 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Anna Merveldt

Jul 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,084 Views 0 Comments

We turn our focus to equestrianism to meet the oldest member of Ireland’s Olympic squad, dressage rider Anna Merveldt.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 6 July, 2012

Stars come out for National Track and Field Championships
# Road To London
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# Road To London

Stars come out for National Track and Field Championships

Jul 6th 2012, 4:12 PM 488 Views 0 Comments

This weekend is the last chance saloon for those Irish athletes still hoping to achieve the Olympic “A” Standard.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Caitriona Jennings
# 23 Days To Go
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# 23 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Caitriona Jennings

Jul 4th 2012, 4:43 PM 3,642 Views 1 Comment

Letterkenny’s Caitriona Jennings is one of Ireland’s three representatives in the Olympic marathon.

Millar excited as selectors forgive drugs past
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Millar excited as selectors forgive drugs past

Jul 4th 2012, 12:24 PM 259 Views 0 Comments

Banned from the sport in 2004, David Millar was today named on Britain’s road race team for London 2012.

Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports

Jul 4th 2012, 10:02 AM 238 Views 1 Comment

The Chelsea striker’s place in the Team GB Olympic football squad is in doubt after he fell ill over the weekend.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Annalise Murphy
# 24 Days To Go
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# 24 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Annalise Murphy

Jul 3rd 2012, 4:41 PM 5,201 Views 0 Comments

Introducing a second-generation Olympian and a genuine contender on the water in London, 22-year-old Annalise Murphy.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 2 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Scott Evans
# 25 Days To Go
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# 25 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Scott Evans

Jul 2nd 2012, 7:19 PM 791 Views 0 Comments

The Denmark-based Dubliner is looking to improve on his first appearance at the Olympics this time around.

London 2012: Introducing… Sanita Puspure
# 25 Days To Go
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# 25 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Sanita Puspure

Jul 2nd 2012, 1:48 PM 3,989 Views 2 Comments

The Latvian-born rower is next up as we continue to profile Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls.

Lightning strikes twice: Blake beats Bolt for the second time in 48 hours
# Bolt V Blake
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# Bolt V Blake

Lightning strikes twice: Blake beats Bolt for the second time in 48 hours

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:38 AM 1,050 Views 1 Comment

WATCH: Yohan Blake ran a world-leading 19.80 seconds to beat Usain Bolt over 200m at the Jamaican Olympic trials.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 29 June, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Michael Conlan
# 28 Days To Go
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# 28 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Michael Conlan

Jun 29th 2012, 8:00 PM 5,080 Views 0 Comments

Our look at Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls continues with a genuine medal contender in young Belfast flyweight Michael Conlan.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan
# 30 Days To Go
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# 30 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan

Jun 27th 2012, 8:20 PM 4,891 Views 0 Comments

High jump hopeful Deirdre Ryan is next under the spotlight as we continue our athlete-by-athlete guide to Ireland’s Olympic squad.

London 2012: Introducing… Barry Murphy
# 30 Days To Go
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# 30 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Barry Murphy

Jun 27th 2012, 3:43 PM 1,151 Views 0 Comments

With 30 days to go until the Olympics begin, we dive into the pool to begin our new series on Ireland’s medal hopefuls. Meet Barry Murphy.

Lochte edges Phelps to set up freestyle showdown
# US Swim Trials
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# US Swim Trials

Lochte edges Phelps to set up freestyle showdown

Jun 27th 2012, 10:00 AM 238 Views 0 Comments

The battle between America’s two swimming greats continued with the 200m freestyle semis in Omaha last night.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 24 June, 2012

London 2012: Nothing else matters for Natalya
# Interview
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# Interview

London 2012: Nothing else matters for Natalya

Jun 24th 2012, 8:50 AM 2,825 Views 0 Comments

She’s only 21 but Tara’s Natalya Coyle has already put the multi-discipline sport of modern pentathlon on the map in Ireland.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 23 June, 2012

London 2012: Kenneally feels his best is yet to come
# Interview
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# Interview

London 2012: Kenneally feels his best is yet to come

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:50 AM 2,987 Views 2 Comments

Before he sets off for next week’s European Championships, marathon runner Mark Kenneally talks about Olympic preparation and his (sort of) reality TV debut.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Britton named in Irish squad for European Championships
# Helsinki 2012
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# Helsinki 2012

Britton named in Irish squad for European Championships

Jun 19th 2012, 5:17 PM 656 Views 0 Comments

Deirdre Ryan and Derval O’Rourke won’t compete in Helsinki in order to focus on their own Olympic preparations.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 16 June, 2012

London Calling: New programme follows Olympic hopefuls
# 2012 Olympics
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# 2012 Olympics

London Calling: New programme follows Olympic hopefuls

Jun 16th 2012, 8:31 AM 411 Views 0 Comments

RTE will begin screening the documentary next Tuesday, June 18.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 4 June, 2012

Minister to Londoners: Escape the Olympic madness and come to Ireland
# Escape The Madness
# Escape The Madness

Minister to Londoners: Escape the Olympic madness and come to Ireland

Jun 4th 2012, 6:21 PM 4,370 Views 34 Comments

Tourism Ireland and the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism are urging Londoners to escape the Olympics and come to Ireland during the competition next month.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 2 June, 2012

London 2012: Evans not interested in making up the numbers
# Olympic Dream
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# Olympic Dream

London 2012: Evans not interested in making up the numbers

Jun 2nd 2012, 8:30 AM 2,037 Views 1 Comment

“I don’t want to be the guy who just went to the Olympics, that’s not who I am.” Ireland’s top badminton player talks about his Olympic qualification.