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#London Olympics

# london-olympics - Friday 27 July, 2012

VIDEO: What the Olympics opening ceremony is REALLY missing
# Olympics
From The Daily Edge
# Olympics

VIDEO: What the Olympics opening ceremony is REALLY missing

Jul 27th 2012, 9:00 PM 8,264 Views 25 Comments

Introducing… the Olympic Banana.

Thanks for coming: 5 steps to having a rocking Olympic Games party
# Let's Party
From The42
# Let's Party

Thanks for coming: 5 steps to having a rocking Olympic Games party

Jul 27th 2012, 2:05 PM 559 Views 0 Comments

Step 0.5 is never, ever referring to your party as a “rocking Olympic party.”

# london-olympics - Monday 23 July, 2012

Father Ted-themed bar ‘just part’ of official Irish Olympic venue
# Careful Now
From The Daily Edge
# Careful Now

Father Ted-themed bar ‘just part’ of official Irish Olympic venue

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:00 PM 11,937 Views 32 Comments

Father Jack’s Bar aims to capture “the whole atmosphere of Craggy Island”.

# london-olympics - Friday 20 July, 2012

Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness
# Hey That's Ours
From The Daily Edge
# Hey That's Ours

Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness

Jul 20th 2012, 11:19 AM 12,617 Views 53 Comments

A US journalists’ club seems to have got a little confused…

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class

Jul 20th 2012, 8:08 AM 8,226 Views 35 Comments

The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.

# london-olympics - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Last stop for Irish triathletes before London Olympics
# One Week To Go
From The42
# One Week To Go

Last stop for Irish triathletes before London Olympics

Jul 19th 2012, 11:22 AM 639 Views 1 Comment

Ailleen Morrison and Gavin Noble will compete in the World Triathlon Series at Hamburg at the weekend.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones
# Committed
From The42
# Committed

VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones

Jul 18th 2012, 10:30 PM 952 Views 0 Comments

The American Olympian is the subject of a stylish little featurette.

Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland
# Get Outta There
From The Daily Edge
# Get Outta There

Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland

Jul 18th 2012, 12:56 PM 9,068 Views 28 Comments

They may have the Olympics, but we’ve got this. Take that, Queen Lizzie!

# london-olympics - Sunday 15 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... James Espey
# 12 Days To Go
From The42
# 12 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... James Espey

Jul 15th 2012, 2:44 PM 4,549 Views 3 Comments

The Ulster sailor will compete in his first Olympic Games this month.

# london-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?

# london-olympics - Friday 13 July, 2012

Your female footballers preparing for Olympics in a tank picture of the day
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Your female footballers preparing for Olympics in a tank picture of the day

Jul 13th 2012, 5:38 PM 711 Views 0 Comments

What better way to prep for a tough match against Brazil than ripping up the Leicestershire countryside in a tank?

# london-olympics - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

13 crazy anecdotes from ESPN's story on sex at the Olympic Village
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

13 crazy anecdotes from ESPN's story on sex at the Olympic Village

Jul 11th 2012, 9:52 PM 7,909 Views 3 Comments

From a javelin competitor having sex with three women per day ‘in order to stay relaxed’ to the wild flight home, this is news to us.

Debate: Does ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius have an advantage?
# Breaking Barriers
From The42
# Breaking Barriers

Debate: Does ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius have an advantage?

Jul 11th 2012, 2:00 PM 8,838 Views 36 Comments

The South African runner will become the first amputee to compete at the Olympics in London.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Injury forces Tony Martin to withdraw from Tour de France
# TDF
From The42
# TDF

Injury forces Tony Martin to withdraw from Tour de France

Jul 10th 2012, 10:48 AM 342 Views 0 Comments

The German world time trial champion has chosen to rest his wrist in a bid to be fit for the Olympics.

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch
# 17 Days To Go
From The42
# 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch

Jul 10th 2012, 7:44 AM 2,705 Views 1 Comment

The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.

# london-olympics - Monday 9 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Stephanie Reilly
# 18 Days To Go
From The42
# 18 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Stephanie Reilly

Jul 9th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,682 Views 1 Comment

The 34-year-old will represent Ireland in the 3,000m steeplechase in London.

Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials

Jul 9th 2012, 12:20 PM 1,168 Views 0 Comments

We might make a similar face if we were dive-bombing a pool from 10 metres.

'It's no major drama' - O'Rourke quells fears after finals absence
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

'It's no major drama' - O'Rourke quells fears after finals absence

Jul 9th 2012, 11:52 AM 733 Views 0 Comments

The 100m hurdler says she was suffering from a stiff back but plans to race next Saturday.

London 2012: Introducing... Derek Burnett
# 18 Days To Go
From The42
# 18 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Derek Burnett

Jul 9th 2012, 10:57 AM 2,920 Views 5 Comments

The sharp shooter has high hopes ahead of his fourth Olympic appearance.

# london-olympics - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Doubts raised over Derval O'Rourke's Olympic participation after finals withdrawal
# Injury
From The42
# Injury

Doubts raised over Derval O'Rourke's Olympic participation after finals withdrawal

Jul 8th 2012, 7:05 PM 1,446 Views 0 Comments

The Irish champion missed out on the 100m hurdles at Santry on Sunday sparking worries over her fitness.

Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France
# Le Tour
From The42
# Le Tour

Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France

Jul 8th 2012, 4:43 PM 1,025 Views 1 Comment

The Team Sky cyclist finished in the main pack to keep his lead intact while Thibaut Pinot won the eighth stage.

Ryan Giggs named as Team GB captain for the Olympics
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Ryan Giggs named as Team GB captain for the Olympics

Jul 8th 2012, 12:39 PM 638 Views 1 Comment

The 38-year-old has won 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League crowns.

# london-olympics - Thursday 5 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Tori Pena
# 22 Days To Go
From The42
# 22 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Tori Pena

Jul 5th 2012, 11:20 AM 4,751 Views 2 Comments

The US-born pole vaulter will be Ireland’s first ever representative in the event at this year’s Games.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Olympics more exciting than Wimbledon - Peng
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympics more exciting than Wimbledon - Peng

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:46 AM 351 Views 0 Comments

After getting knocked out yesterday, China’s number three is looking forward to her return to SW19.

# london-olympics - Monday 2 July, 2012

Phelps will settle for seven golds at Olympics
# Modest
From The42
# Modest

Phelps will settle for seven golds at Olympics

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:07 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

The US athlete’s coach has announced that he won’t swim the 200m freestyle in London.

# london-olympics - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Flying Felix: Allyson clocks sixth fastest 200m in history
# Form Guide
From The42
# Form Guide

Flying Felix: Allyson clocks sixth fastest 200m in history

Jul 1st 2012, 3:11 PM 587 Views 0 Comments

Only Marion Jones, Merlen Ottey and Flo-Jo have gone quicker than 21.69 seconds.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

VIDEO: The Corrigan Brothers' new song is dedicated to Katie Taylor
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

VIDEO: The Corrigan Brothers' new song is dedicated to Katie Taylor

Jun 26th 2012, 12:09 PM 453 Views 1 Comment

You know the Olympics aren’t far away when tunes about athletes are being released.

London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley
# Contenders
From The42
# Contenders

London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley

Jun 26th 2012, 10:10 AM 538 Views 0 Comments

The US Olympic trials came to a climax yesterday as the world record holder was knocked back into second.

# london-olympics - Saturday 16 June, 2012

London Calling: New programme follows Olympic hopefuls
# 2012 Olympics
From The42
# 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.

# london-olympics - Monday 28 May, 2012

Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver
# Bling
From The42
# Bling

Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver

May 28th 2012, 3:21 PM 3,584 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old swimmer was very impressive in securing second place in the 50m Breaststroke final at the Euro Championships.

# london-olympics - Sunday 27 May, 2012

In form: Morrison signals Olympic intent in Madrid
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

In form: Morrison signals Olympic intent in Madrid

May 27th 2012, 10:30 AM 400 Views 0 Comments

The Derry native fought back impressively to claim second at the ITU World Series event.

# london-olympics - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Able-bodied athletes have no beef with me, says Pistorius
# Blade Runner
From The42
# Blade Runner

Able-bodied athletes have no beef with me, says Pistorius

May 24th 2012, 8:00 PM 365 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old runs with carbon-fibre artifical ‘blades’ and was cleared to compete at top level in 2008.

# london-olympics - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics but says UK won't host him
# Ahmadinejad
# Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics but says UK won't host him

May 17th 2012, 7:05 PM 4,336 Views 25 Comments

Ahmadinejad’s remarks could be interpreted as a snub to his conservative hard-line opponents in parliament who oppose restoring ties with Britain.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Olympic flame lighting rehearsal goes off 'without a hitch' in Greece
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Olympic flame lighting rehearsal goes off 'without a hitch' in Greece

May 9th 2012, 2:54 PM 329 Views 0 Comments

The flame – which will visit Dublin next month – will be lit in a ceremony tomorrow.

# london-olympics - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

It's official: Snow Patrol to headline Olympic concert
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

It's official: Snow Patrol to headline Olympic concert

May 1st 2012, 7:26 PM 490 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Irish band will be joined by the likes of Duran Duran and Paolo Nutini at the opening ceremony.

# london-olympics - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Disruption on London Tube 'not caused by tunnel collapse'
# London
# London

Disruption on London Tube 'not caused by tunnel collapse'

Apr 26th 2012, 10:59 AM 3,001 Views 16 Comments

The Bakerloo line service from north to south London had been partially suspended due an obstruction on the line.

# london-olympics - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Picture perfect: Your impressive public relations image of the day...
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Picture perfect: Your impressive public relations image of the day...

Apr 18th 2012, 12:43 PM 613 Views 0 Comments

Irish gymnastics hopeful Kieran Behan shows what he can do as his new London 2012 sponsorship deal is announced.

Beckham survives latest Olympic cut
# Olden Balls
From The42
# Olden Balls

Beckham survives latest Olympic cut

Apr 18th 2012, 10:54 AM 449 Views 0 Comments

The 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder remains hopeful of representing Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games.

# london-olympics - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Not there yet: Semenya still short of Olympic standard
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Not there yet: Semenya still short of Olympic standard

Apr 15th 2012, 1:04 PM 382 Views 0 Comments

The former 800 meter World Champion defended her South African title yesterday, but is still outside the required time for London.

# london-olympics - Saturday 7 April, 2012

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics
# Swim Star
From The42
# Swim Star

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics

Apr 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,270 Views 0 Comments

Wexord swimmer looks to build on her silver medal at the European Championships with a strong showing at London 2012