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# london2012 - Monday 6 August, 2012

From The42 Annalise Murphy finishes fourth after medal race to miss out on Olympic glory London 2012

Annalise Murphy finishes fourth after medal race to miss out on Olympic glory

The Rathfarnham woman finish fifth in her final outing of the Laser Radial sailing class at Weymouth.

From The42 Derval O'Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final London 2012

Derval O'Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final

The Cork athlete recorded a season’s best time of 12.91 and paid credit to her training partner, our very own Ails McSweeney.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: The moment we've all been waiting for Katie Taylor

Olympic Breakfast: The moment we've all been waiting for

It’s a crucial day for Ireland, with both Annalise Murphy and Katie Taylor close to securing a medal.

# london2012 - Sunday 5 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village, Day Nine, wrap: Ireland medal, Bolt wins gold Review

Olympic Village, Day Nine, wrap: Ireland medal, Bolt wins gold

John Joe Nevin secured Ireland’s first medal, while the 100m Final was won by Usain Bolt in a time of 9.63, with Yohan Blake second.

From The42 John Joe Nevin seals Ireland's first medal at the Olympics Podium

John Joe Nevin seals Ireland's first medal at the Olympics

The Mullingar boxer assured himself of at least a bronze in the Men’s Bantam, beating Oscar Valdez Fierro in the quarter-finals.

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

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine

Join us as we bring you all the action from the Olympics today, including the highly anticipated 100m final in athletics.

From The42 Sailing wrap: Top ten finish for Star duo as Ireland prepares for Murphy race London2012

Sailing wrap: Top ten finish for Star duo as Ireland prepares for Murphy race

Peter O’Leary and David Burrows bowed out of the games with the country’s best ever ‘Star’ class finish.

From The42 Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time History

Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon in record time

She won the event in a time of 2hr 23min 7sec, denying the Kenyans their first Olympic crown in the process.

From The42 Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to claim gold medal for Great Britain Tennis

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to claim gold medal for Great Britain

Speaking afterwards, the Scot described it as the biggest win of his career to date.

From The42 Missy Franklin ready to continue the medal-winning legacy of Michael Phelps London2012

Missy Franklin ready to continue the medal-winning legacy of Michael Phelps

The American swimmer won five medals in the pool during this summer’s games.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin on the brink of glory Business End

Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin on the brink of glory

Also, time to find out who the fastest man in the world is. No pressure.

# london2012 - Saturday 4 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village: Day Eight, wrap London 2012

Olympic Village: Day Eight, wrap

Annalise Murphy and Paddy Barnes keep the medal dreams alive while Phelps snatches his 22nd.

From The42 Joanne Cuddihy: I came to the Olympics with a plan and I exceeded it Staggering

Joanne Cuddihy: I came to the Olympics with a plan and I exceeded it

The 400m runner put in a strong final sprint but just missed out on the final. Rob Heffernan also did well in the 20km Walk.

From The42 'Job done, from the Olympic ring': Barnes tweets seconds after boxing win Follow Saturday

'Job done, from the Olympic ring': Barnes tweets seconds after boxing win

The Belfast man is giving Flloyd Mayweather Jr a run for his money as a personality and a self-promoter

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

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day eight

Too busy to spend your whole Saturday vegged out in front of the TV? We do it so you don’t have to.

From The42 In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012 Focus

In Pictures: Day eight of London 2012

One day, 12 images, a dozen compelling stories.

From The42 Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics Trouble In Paradise

Kim Collins visits wife, sent home from Olympics

“I’m a grown man with kids, about to have grandkids.” Says the (possibly former) St Kitts and Nevis sprinter.

From The42 'The only thing I'm looking for here is Olympic gold' - Rudisha No Pressure

'The only thing I'm looking for here is Olympic gold' - Rudisha

The Kenyan World Champion over 800 metres is in bullish mood ahead of his event on Monday.

From The42 ‘They hung me out to dry’: Morrison battles on after bike fall HEROINE

‘They hung me out to dry’: Morrison battles on after bike fall

The tearful triathlete said “I put in everything I had” after forcing her way to the 43rd place finish.

From The42 Tested: Lithuania make US sweat for win Ballin'

Tested: Lithuania make US sweat for win

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each chipped in with 20 points as the Americans came out 99-94 winners.

From The42 Serena Williams wins women's tennis final in style London 2012

Serena Williams wins women's tennis final in style

The Wimbledon champion allowed Maria Sharapova to win only a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 rout on Saturday.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday Aileen Morrison

Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday

Aileen Morrison is the first Irish hopeful up before track and field action at Olympic Park takes centre stage.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Track action out of the blocks quickly... and there's no let up today Preview

Ailis McSweeney: Track action out of the blocks quickly... and there's no let up today

Ireland’s 100m record-holder looks forward to another packed slate at Olympic Park. With the Irish hoping to improve on yesterday’s fare.

From The42 Interview: Morrison promising to give her all, nothing more Iron Lady

Interview: Morrison promising to give her all, nothing more

Aileen Morrison does not like setting targets for this morning’s Olympic triathlon, but that hasn’t prevented others doing it for her.

From The42 'It started off perfect and then just fell apart,' admits Fionnuala Britton London 2012

'It started off perfect and then just fell apart,' admits Fionnuala Britton

Things didn’t go to plan for the 27-year-old in tonight’s 10,000m final in London.

# london2012 - Friday 3 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village: Day Seven, wrap Review

Olympic Village: Day Seven, wrap

There was positive news for both Joanne Cuddihy and Michael Conlan in London today, while Katie Ledecky shocked the world of swimming.

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven

On your marks… get set… GO!

From The42 We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief London 2012

We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief

‘I don’t think there’s a blame thing here, I just think it’s just one of those things,’ says Peter Banks.

From The42 VIDEO: LeBron James Jr is a chip off the old block... kind of King Jr. This post contains videos

VIDEO: LeBron James Jr is a chip off the old block... kind of

The son of the USA Olympics and Miami Heat star made an early audition for the 2024 Summer Games.

From The42 Sailing round-up: Murphy slips to second London 2012

Sailing round-up: Murphy slips to second

The Irish sailor, competing in the women’s laser radial, came second in her first race of two today.

From The42 Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents London 2012

Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents

Aussie rider, Kaarle McCulloch’s mother Karen and step-father Ken Bates reportedly faced a stream of insults during a dramatic evening at the Velodrome.

From The42 German rower quits over 'neo-Nazi' boyfriend London 2012

German rower quits over 'neo-Nazi' boyfriend

The athlete affirmed her commitment to the “Olympic ideals” but quit the Olympic village so ‘as not to be a burden on the team’.

From The42 Rain dance: Downpour brings relief for Cuddihy in 400 metre heats 400 Metres

Rain dance: Downpour brings relief for Cuddihy in 400 metre heats

The sprinter was scathingly self-critical of her 52.09 finish, but as conditions changed, it proved enough to qualify for the next phase.

From The42 Team GB's golden girl Ennis sets scorching pace in heptathlon London 2012

Team GB's golden girl Ennis sets scorching pace in heptathlon

It was the perfect start in the gruelling seven-discipline event for London 2012′s poster girl, with the high jump, shot put and 200m to come later in the day.

From The42 'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper London 2012

'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper

Logan Campbell, who is in London to represent New Zealand next week in taekwondo, opened a brothel in Auckland in 2009, where prostitution is legal.

From The42 Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend Couch Potato

Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

Gaelic football action, the horses and a little programme we like to call the Olympic Games.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Sail on, Sailors Preview

Olympic Breakfast: Sail on, Sailors

Several Irish athletes including Fionnuala Britton, Annalaise Murphy and Adam Nolan are in action today.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Time to shine for Irish stars on the track Starter's Gun

Ailis McSweeney: Time to shine for Irish stars on the track

Our resident expert gives us the run down on the first day of athletics action in East London.

# london2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap London 2012

Olympic Village: Day Six, wrap

“Wind yer neck in Kate, it’s only five golds for Team GB, not 10.”

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day six Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day six

Check in on what unfolded on another action-packed day at the Games.