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# london2012 - Saturday 11 August, 2012

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 15 Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 15

Would another gold be too much to ask for? We had all the action from the penultimate day of the Olympics, including John Joe Nevin’s quest for boxing gold.

From The42 Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish Reaction

Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish

The Irish athlete said she was relieved, after a series of injuries threatened to derail her Olympic hopes.

From The42 Taylor urges IABA to award new contract to Antia Interview

Taylor urges IABA to award new contract to Antia

The boxer also hinted she was keen on defending her Olympic title in Rio.

From The42 BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation London 2012

BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation

The broadcaster last night repeated claims that the AIBA accepted a $10M bribe to arrange gold medals for Azerbaijan.

From The42 Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale 37.04

Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale

“We’re just going to go out there and enjoy ourselves and run as fast as possible.” Seems like a solid plan.

From The42 London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games? Boom!

London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games?

We just love the honesty of USA’s 17-year-old boxing champion.

From The42 Have you been playing the Google Olympics? Doodlympics

Have you been playing the Google Olympics?

Themed doodles are always fun – but the finger-games on Google these past few days have kept us rather busy…

From The42 Explainer: Why so many Olympic athletes are wearing coloured tape on their bodies? London 2012
From The42 The discus champion who unleashed a wild celebration had to sleep on the ground outside Tired/emotional

The discus champion who unleashed a wild celebration had to sleep on the ground outside

He only went and lost his accreditation.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny Preview

Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny

Check out all you need to know about Day 15 of the Olympics, including proof that Ireland are topping the only medal table that counts (sort of).

# london2012 - Friday 10 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap Highlights

Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap

Hope you have some fingernails left – another gold medal bout awaits.

From The42 Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud' Interview

Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud'

She was speaking after 4x400m Relay this evening.

From The42 Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal Bronze

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal

The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.

From The42 As it happened: London 2012, Day 14 Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14

Stretch out those weary muscles, we’re about to do it all over again.

From The42 Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress Sixth

Season's Best time not enough for Irish Women's 4x400m Relay Team to progress

Joanne Cuddihy ran an impressive leg to give Irish supporters hope but their time was four seconds off the finals pace.

From The42 Here's how the international press reacted to Katie Taylor's victory Read All About It

Here's how the international press reacted to Katie Taylor's victory

The world’s papers were generous in their praise of Taylor’s achievements.

From The42 VIDEO: The best song from Thailand about Katie Taylor that you'll hear today GoKAtie This post contains videos

VIDEO: The best song from Thailand about Katie Taylor that you'll hear today

This will put a smile on your face…

From The42 In pictures: London 2012, Day 14 Olympics

In pictures: London 2012, Day 14

Mullingar got a day in the Olympic sun and there were some low-blows in the taekwondo.

From The42 Irish boxing final just super for GB gold hope Campbell London 2012

Irish boxing final just super for GB gold hope Campbell

Campbell is the first male British boxer to reach an Olympic final in London. And it’s next up a man from Mullingar.

From The42 Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium Rio 2016

Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium

João Havelange is the former FIFA president now at the heart of a bribery scandal.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Relay 101... here's what you can look forward to on the track tonight Expert View

Ailis McSweeney: Relay 101... here's what you can look forward to on the track tonight

A tight control on adrenaline and nerves is essential to get away at the right time, writes Ireland’s 100m record holder Ailis McSweeney.

From The42 'It's the Mullingar shuffle' -- Superb John Joe Nevin books Olympic final spot High Performance

'It's the Mullingar shuffle' -- Superb John Joe Nevin books Olympic final spot

The Mullingar man beat Cuban Lazaro Alvarez Estrada in their semi-final bout at the Excel Arena on a score of 19-14.

From The42 Olympic heartbreak for Paddy Barnes as Chinese fighter wins on countback London 2012

Olympic heartbreak for Paddy Barnes as Chinese fighter wins on countback

It’s bronze for the Belfast man after the narrowest of defeats to an old rival in London this afternoon.

From The42 Magnificent Seven: podium controversies Taking A Stand This post contains videos

Magnificent Seven: podium controversies

Sometimes athletes have more on their mind than what to do with that bouquet of flowers.

From The42 Ireland's Andrzej Jezierski misses out canoe final spot No Canoe

Ireland's Andrzej Jezierski misses out canoe final spot

The Polish-born athlete came fourth in the 200m Canoe Sprint semi-final earlier, meaning he will not line out in the decider tomorrow morning.

From The42 Women should be inspired by Taylor and female boxers, says Olympic chief GoKAtie

Women should be inspired by Taylor and female boxers, says Olympic chief

IOC boss Jacques Rogge says the decision to include women’s boxing for the first time has been vindicated.

From The42 Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul Cool Running

Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul

The Caribbean island’s fastest men and women will be in action in their respective 4x100 metre events tonight

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: More boxing glory on the cards? London 2012

Olympic Breakfast: More boxing glory on the cards?

Just as we’ve calmed our nerves after yesterday, it’s about to happen all over again.

Column: Female Olympians are national heroes, not national sweethearts

The desire to see female athletes looking feminine at all times is a bit of a relic, says Lisa McInerney, but it doesn’t stop some people bodysnarking at female Olympians.

From The42 Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it' Future Plans

Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it'

The Irish boxer also thanked Sonia O’Sullivan for inspiring her.

# london2012 - Thursday 9 August, 2012

From The42 No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing Destiny

No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing

The Olympic lightweight champion joked that she could fight on for another decade.

From The42 Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap London 2012

Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap

Lucky for some…

From The42 Double double: Usain Bolt seals historic 200m victory Greatness

Double double: Usain Bolt seals historic 200m victory

Bolt’s 19.32 was the best of a stunning display of Jamaican sprinting as Yohan Blake and Warren Weir took the remaining podium places.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha In Full Flight

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha

The Bray woman’s heroics will be difficult to follow, but David Rudisha and Usain Bolt are fitting closers to a sensational day.

From The42 Barry McGuigan: 'I never experienced anything like it in my life' What Katie Did

Barry McGuigan: 'I never experienced anything like it in my life'

The Clones Cyclone was ringside as Katie Taylor sealed an historic gold for Team Ireland in London today.

From The42 In pictures: London 2012, Day 13 London 2012

In pictures: London 2012, Day 13

Here’s how the Games developed today. It wasn’t all about a young woman from Wicklow.

From The42 As it happened: London 2012, Day 13 London 2012

As it happened: London 2012, Day 13

It’s National Katie Taylor day… and there was plenty on outside the Excel Arena too. Revisit it all here.

From The42 Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before' Reaction

Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before'

The boxer also described how she was “so nervous all day” ahead of the fight.

From The42 Gallery: Katie seals Ireland's first gold of London 2012 London 2012 This post contains images

Gallery: Katie seals Ireland's first gold of London 2012

It’s been an emotional and historic day at the ExCel Arena. Here’s how it looked.

From The42 Here's how Twitter reacted to Katie Taylor's triumph Reflected Glory This post contains images

Here's how Twitter reacted to Katie Taylor's triumph

The Twitterati went through a range of emotions while watching the boxer’s moment of glory this afternoon.