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#2012 Olympics

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Double delight: Melanie Nocher seals Olympic spot
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Double delight: Melanie Nocher seals Olympic spot

May 22nd 2012, 5:33 PM 2,488 Views 2 Comments

Melanie Nocher set a new PB in the 200m backstroke final at the European Swimming Championships in Debrecen this evening.

I don't believe it! McMahon qualifies for London 2012
# London 2012
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# London 2012

I don't believe it! McMahon qualifies for London 2012

May 22nd 2012, 10:14 AM 3,371 Views 8 Comments

17-year-old Sycerika McMahon is the latest member of Ireland’s Olympic party.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 21 May, 2012

Olympic heartbreak as McCambridge misses out on marathon place
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Olympic heartbreak as McCambridge misses out on marathon place

May 21st 2012, 3:07 PM 4,550 Views 2 Comments

Caitriona Jennings, Linda Byrne and Ava Hutchinson will represent Ireland in the women’s marathon at London 2012.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

London 2012, Big Willie style: Smith tries his hand at some Olympic sports
# Scene Change
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# Scene Change

London 2012, Big Willie style: Smith tries his hand at some Olympic sports

May 16th 2012, 12:39 PM 401 Views 0 Comments

The actor was put through his paces in London this morning.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Tickets booked: Irish sailors qualify for London 2012
# Huzzah
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# Huzzah

Tickets booked: Irish sailors qualify for London 2012

May 15th 2012, 6:58 PM 1,838 Views 5 Comments

Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan secured qualification after earning a place in the gold fleet today.

Katie Taylor moves one step closer to London
# Katie Taylor
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# Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor moves one step closer to London

May 15th 2012, 10:18 AM 2,630 Views 28 Comments

Katie Taylor stopped Saida Khassenova of Kazakhstan to book her place in the lightweight quarter-finals at the AIBA World Boxing Championships.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Dream on: Colin Griffin qualifies for Olympic 50km walk
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Dream on: Colin Griffin qualifies for Olympic 50km walk

May 13th 2012, 11:26 AM 2,084 Views 8 Comments

Ballinamore’s Colin Griffin became Ireland’s 18th athletics qualifier for London 2012 this morning.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 12 May, 2012

2012 Olympics: Irvine ready to be Ireland's accidental hero
# Interview
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: Irvine ready to be Ireland's accidental hero

May 12th 2012, 9:00 AM 3,430 Views 4 Comments

Martyn Irvine on his transformation from couch potato to Olympic cyclist, getting up to no good, and staying out of trouble between now and London.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Carrying the Olympic torch my biggest honour yet, says Ireland's all-time top scorer
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Carrying the Olympic torch my biggest honour yet, says Ireland's all-time top scorer

May 10th 2012, 11:14 AM 2,193 Views 15 Comments

Olivia O’Toole, who has scored one more goal for Ireland than Robbie Keane, will be involved in next month’s Olympic relay.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

McKillop christens the Olympic Stadium with a new world record
# History
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# History

McKillop christens the Olympic Stadium with a new world record

May 8th 2012, 3:46 PM 4,210 Views 3 Comments

The 22-year-old Paralympian from Ballymena, County Antrim is the first male to set a world record in the new stadium.

Move quickly, Olympic tickets will go back on sale this Friday
# Gold Dust
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# Gold Dust

Move quickly, Olympic tickets will go back on sale this Friday

May 8th 2012, 12:23 PM 191 Views 0 Comments

If you missed out on tickets for London 2012 the first time around, almost 1 million more will be available later this week.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 5 May, 2012

2012 Olympics: O'Neill relaxed and ready for the challenge ahead
# Interview
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: O'Neill relaxed and ready for the challenge ahead

May 5th 2012, 9:00 AM 1,785 Views 2 Comments

Irish Olympic boxer Darren O’Neill talks to TheScore.ie about his preparations for London and how he very nearly gave it all up four years ago.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Sharp shooter: Derek Burnett qualifies for London 2012
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Sharp shooter: Derek Burnett qualifies for London 2012

May 2nd 2012, 11:16 AM 663 Views 1 Comment

Longford’s Derek Burnett has been awarded a quota place to compete in the Olympic Trap event this summer.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Norwegian champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen dies aged 26
# RIP
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# RIP

Norwegian champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen dies aged 26

May 1st 2012, 1:11 PM 7,389 Views 11 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist suffered a cardiac arrest during a training camp in the US on Monday.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 30 April, 2012

Britton qualifies for Olympic 10,000m
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Britton qualifies for Olympic 10,000m

Apr 30th 2012, 11:40 AM 2,017 Views 2 Comments

Wicklow’s Fionnuala Britton will compete in the Olympic 10,000m after she finished third at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational yesterday.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 28 April, 2012

2012 Olympics: Ryan ready to hit that high in London
# Interview
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: Ryan ready to hit that high in London

Apr 28th 2012, 9:00 AM 2,922 Views 0 Comments

Now that she’s injury-free, Deirdre Ryan is steeling herself for a rollercoaster ride to London’s Olympic Stadium.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 26 April, 2012

I'm going to London, Ma! Kearney clinches Olympic judo spot
# London Calling
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# London Calling

I'm going to London, Ma! Kearney clinches Olympic judo spot

Apr 26th 2012, 4:33 PM 368 Views 1 Comment

Lisa Kearney looks set to remain inside the Olympic qualification places which will be ratified on Tuesday.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 21 April, 2012

2012 Olympics: Kearney staying focused on that final step to London
# Interview
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: Kearney staying focused on that final step to London

Apr 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 1,946 Views 5 Comments

Lisa Kearney is bidding to become the first woman to represent Ireland in Olympic Judo when she travels to Russia next week for the European Championships.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Joyce, Barnes move one fight closer to London 2012
# Trabzon
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# Trabzon

Joyce, Barnes move one fight closer to London 2012

Apr 17th 2012, 3:27 PM 344 Views 0 Comments

David Oliver Joyce and Paddy Barnes are just one bout away from Olympic qualification after wins in Trabzon today.

Gebrselassie gives up on Olympic dream
# Legend
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# Legend

Gebrselassie gives up on Olympic dream

Apr 17th 2012, 2:22 PM 302 Views 0 Comments

The legendary distance runner has conceded that he won’t be fast enough to earn a place in Ethiopia’s marathon squad for London 2012.

Ireland clinging to Olympic wildcard hopes for Joe Ward
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Ireland clinging to Olympic wildcard hopes for Joe Ward

Apr 17th 2012, 12:10 PM 3,397 Views 4 Comments

Boxing coach Billy Walsh says that he won’t be holding his breath on Ward getting a place in London this summer.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 16 April, 2012

Controversy as Joe Ward crashes out of final Olympic qualifier
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Controversy as Joe Ward crashes out of final Olympic qualifier

Apr 16th 2012, 8:30 PM 10,337 Views 17 Comments

The Irish light-heavyweight had an appeal over his controversial defeat to Bahran Muzaffer of Turkey rejected this evening.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 23 March, 2012

London calling for Ireland's women hockey players?
# 2012 Olympics
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# 2012 Olympics

London calling for Ireland's women hockey players?

Mar 23rd 2012, 1:43 PM 986 Views 0 Comments

The nation’s women’s team are just one win away from Olympic debut.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 17 March, 2012

London 2012: Gillick’s Olympic preparations finally back on track
# Interview
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# Interview

London 2012: Gillick’s Olympic preparations finally back on track

Mar 17th 2012, 11:17 AM 1,470 Views 2 Comments

Now that he’s injury-free and back in his comfort zone, 400m hopeful David Gillick is confident that he can qualify for the Olympics.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 10 March, 2012

2012 Olympics: Britton hoping to challenge on three fronts in London
# Interview
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: Britton hoping to challenge on three fronts in London

Mar 10th 2012, 11:02 AM 1,720 Views 1 Comment

We sat down with steeplechase hopeful Fionnuala Britton to talk gold medals, Olympic dreams and her plans between now and July.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Road to London: No joy for Irish swimmers at British Championships
# Olympic Dream
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# Olympic Dream

Road to London: No joy for Irish swimmers at British Championships

Mar 6th 2012, 11:46 AM 413 Views 0 Comments

Sycerika McMahon, Gráinne Murphy and Melanie Nocher couldn’t get themselves close to the medals in London’s Aquatics Centre yesterday.

Don't shake on it: Doctors warn British Olympians to avoid handshakes
# Bad Sport
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# Bad Sport

Don't shake on it: Doctors warn British Olympians to avoid handshakes

Mar 6th 2012, 10:46 AM 488 Views 0 Comments

Olympic germs could cost Olympic gold, warns Team GB’s top doctor.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 5 March, 2012

London, baby: Pena qualifies for Olympic pole vault
# 2012 Olympics
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# 2012 Olympics

London, baby: Pena qualifies for Olympic pole vault

Mar 5th 2012, 9:39 AM 818 Views 0 Comments

The American-born pole vaulter hit the Olympic A standard in California on Saturday.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 3 March, 2012

2012 Olympics: Conlan ready to mix it with boxing's best in London
# Interview
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: Conlan ready to mix it with boxing's best in London

Mar 3rd 2012, 10:25 AM 1,339 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-year-old Michael Conlan tells TheScore.ie that he’ll fear nobody when he makes his Olympic debut this summer.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 25 February, 2012

2012 Olympics: Evans finding his feet on the rocky road to London
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# Interview

2012 Olympics: Evans finding his feet on the rocky road to London

Feb 25th 2012, 9:00 AM 1,741 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s top badminton player Scott Evans talks to TheScore.ie about his Olympic preparations and how one silly mistake seems to have changed everything for the better.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 13 February, 2012

O'Rourke wins national indoor title, but promises improvement
# Road To London
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# Road To London

O'Rourke wins national indoor title, but promises improvement

Feb 13th 2012, 10:12 AM 451 Views 0 Comments

Derval O’Rourke won the 60m hurdles at the Senior Indoor Track and Field Championships in a time of 8.21s yesterday.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 6 February, 2012

Last chance saloon: IABA names squad for final Olympic boxing qualifier
# London Calling
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# London Calling

Last chance saloon: IABA names squad for final Olympic boxing qualifier

Feb 6th 2012, 5:57 PM 642 Views 0 Comments

Seven Irish fighters will travel to Trabzon, Turkey for the final men’s Olympic qualifier in April.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

London Olympics committee considers 'baby ticket' option
# London 2012
# London 2012

London Olympics committee considers 'baby ticket' option

Jan 24th 2012, 10:16 PM 4,369 Views 25 Comments

Organisers of the London games are considering “baby tickets” options for new mothers who want to bring their babies into venues, after some complained over having to buy full price tickets for their infants.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Ava Hutchinson is London-bound
# Olympics
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# Olympics

Ava Hutchinson is London-bound

Jan 15th 2012, 5:48 PM 3,297 Views 4 Comments

The Dublin-based runner booked her place in the Irish Olympic team with a confident performance at the Houston Marathon.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 9 January, 2012

Police sneak 'fake bomb' into London's Olympic Park
# London 2012
# London 2012

Police sneak 'fake bomb' into London's Olympic Park

Jan 9th 2012, 3:27 PM 4,801 Views 6 Comments

The fake explosive device was snuck into the Olympic Park stadium during a security trial, 200 days before the games begin.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 16 December, 2011

Job done: O’Leary and Burrows qualify for London 2012
# Plain Sailing
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# Plain Sailing

Job done: O’Leary and Burrows qualify for London 2012

Dec 16th 2011, 12:08 PM 206 Views 0 Comments

At the ISAF World Championships in Perth this morning, Peter O’Leary and David Burrows became the third Irish boat to qualify for the Olympic Games.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Olympic torch to visit Dublin on 6 June
# Good News
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# Good News

Olympic torch to visit Dublin on 6 June

Dec 8th 2011, 12:51 PM 2,421 Views 12 Comments

OCI President Pat Hickey celebrates “the culmination of a dream” as Olympic officials confirm the torch’s visit to Ireland next summer.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

On course: Annalise Murphy qualifies for London 2012
# London Calling
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# London Calling

On course: Annalise Murphy qualifies for London 2012

Dec 7th 2011, 4:57 PM 1,507 Views 1 Comment

Ireland has another competitor to get behind at the Olympics as the 22-year-old is guaranteed a spot in the sailing event.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to cost £7m per hour
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to cost £7m per hour

Dec 6th 2011, 1:30 PM 250 Views 0 Comments

David Cameron is reported to have personally intervened to double the budget for the four events to over £80m.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 28 November, 2011

"No question" of London boycott, says Indian Olympic chief
# London 2012
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# London 2012

"No question" of London boycott, says Indian Olympic chief

Nov 28th 2011, 6:17 PM 294 Views 0 Comments

Vijay Kumar Malhotra has downplayed speculation that India were preparing to withdraw from the Games in protest at Dow Chemical’s sponsorship.