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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Friday 1 November, 2013

From The42 Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential - Sonia O'Sullivan Interview

Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential - Sonia O'Sullivan

The Olympic Silver Medallist is taking part in the Melbourne leg of Run in the Dark this month.

# london-2012 - Monday 14 October, 2013

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

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

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

# london-2012 - Friday 20 September, 2013

From The42 Frustration forcing Katie Taylor to reconsider pro option Katie

Frustration forcing Katie Taylor to reconsider pro option

“For Olympic medallists to be boxing in front of a crowd of maybe 100 people, it’s disappointing.”

# london-2012 - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From The42 Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships Success

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships

The result follows the Irish race walker’s fourth place finish at the London Olympics.

# london-2012 - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The42 17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance One Year On

17 reasons why we'll never forget Katie Taylor's Olympic gold-winning performance

It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From The42 Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better Interview

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.

# london-2012 - Monday 29 July, 2013

From The42 Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions Gimme Some Mo

Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions

The long distance runner has thrown down the athletic gauntlet to the Jamaican sprinter.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero Gold Standard This post contains videos

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero

Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.

Oireachtas agenda: Could Ireland have done better in London 2012?

The transport committee meets Sports Council and Olympic Council officials to discuss a high-performance review.

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From The42 Germans give Cian O'Connor a Golf GTI but he gifts it to "Frenchy" Horse Outside

Germans give Cian O'Connor a Golf GTI but he gifts it to "Frenchy"

The Irishman, who won at bronze medal at London 2012, was ultra generous to his long-time groom.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From The42 Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub Ignored

Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub

Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.

# london-2012 - Thursday 18 April, 2013

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

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

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

# london-2012 - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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

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

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

# london-2012 - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo Athletics

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo

Reports yesterday had claimed Cakir Alptekin and Nevin Yanit were at the centre of a doping scandal.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From The42 Irish Olympian 'devastated' after fencing gear stolen from car in Dublin Setback

Irish Olympian 'devastated' after fencing gear stolen from car in Dublin

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe told TheScore.ie that he’d probably have to borrow gear ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

# london-2012 - Saturday 2 March, 2013

From The42 'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor Medal Hopes

'I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring' - Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor

The Northern Irish triathlete has her sights firmly set on medal glory at Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Thursday 28 February, 2013

From The42 Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered Road To Rio

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.

# london-2012 - Saturday 16 February, 2013

From The42 Irish National Elite Championships: Conlan and Nolan progress to respective finals Boxing

Irish National Elite Championships: Conlan and Nolan progress to respective finals

Two of Ireland’s Olympians were both victorious at the National Stadium last night.

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

Rheinisch not looking too far into the future

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.

# london-2012 - Saturday 2 February, 2013

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

Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again

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.

# london-2012 - Friday 11 January, 2013

From The42 Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last London 2012

Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last

Stand up for the Ulstermen, Kieran… oh.

From The42 Ireland v Croatia wins the battle of TV sports ratings Play It Again Sam

Ireland v Croatia wins the battle of TV sports ratings

There you go Shay, you can clap for that.

# london-2012 - Thursday 10 January, 2013

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

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

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

# london-2012 - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

From The42 Dolan praises Mark Rohan's input to Westmeath football Inspiration

Dolan praises Mark Rohan's input to Westmeath football

The Paralympian has been brought on board with the Leinster county’s backroom team for the new season and has already made his mark.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Pursuing Gold: China's young athletes in training

These 18 amazing images have just been released by a Chinese photo agency.

# london-2012 - Friday 4 January, 2013

From The42 South African Olympian Stander killed in road accident RIP

South African Olympian Stander killed in road accident

The 25-year-old was UCI Mountain Bike World Cup under-23 men’s cross-country 2009 world champion.

# london-2012 - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From The42 Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain Defection

Jumping ship: 2 Irish hockey players declare for Great Britain

David Ames and Ian Sloan appeared for Ireland in the Olympic qualifiers in March 2012.

From The42 Olympics 100m bottle-thrower 'screamed abuse at Bolt' Court Case

Olympics 100m bottle-thrower 'screamed abuse at Bolt'

The individual in question allegedly threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track shortly before the men’s 100 metres final.

# london-2012 - Monday 31 December, 2012

From The42 Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics Memories This post contains images

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics

Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.

From The42 Lance, London, Katie and Poznan: here's what our writers thought of 2012 Review

Lance, London, Katie and Poznan: here's what our writers thought of 2012

And what we reckon we’ll be saying this time next year…

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 December, 2012

From The42 I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis' hurdle victory at London 2012 2012 Highlights

I wish I was there: Jessica Ennis' hurdle victory at London 2012

This was more than just a heptathlon event, it was the moment pressure would either crush or create an Olympic icon.

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

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

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

From The42 They said what? Here are 38 of our favourite sporting tweets of the year Social Media This post contains images

They said what? Here are 38 of our favourite sporting tweets of the year

Take a glance back at the year in 140 characters or less.

From The42 Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics Looking Back This post contains images

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics

The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.

# london-2012 - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From The42 After the gold rush: McKillop won’t be defined by London HD glory Interview

After the gold rush: McKillop won’t be defined by London HD glory

With one eye on his three Paralympic medals and six-year unbeaten record, Michael McKillop is plotting his return to able-bodied competition in the new year.

Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.

# london-2012 - Friday 28 December, 2012

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

After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride

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

# london-2012 - Thursday 27 December, 2012

From The42 Team GB bronze medallist Ogogo becomes Golden Boy Boxing

Team GB bronze medallist Ogogo becomes Golden Boy

The middleweight has become the latest British fighter to join Oscar de la Hoya’s stable.

From The42 In pictures: 10 controversies of the London Games Scandal This post contains images

In pictures: 10 controversies of the London Games

We had match-fixing, drugs bans and sit-in protests over just three short weeks.

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

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

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