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# london2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

From The42 In pictures: Day 6 of London 2012 Developing Story

In pictures: Day 6 of London 2012

Here’s how the action looked, through a lens.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives Get Set

Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives

The likes of Derval O’Rourke, Robert Heffernan and Joanne Cuddihy are ready to go in London, writes their injured team-mate.

From The42 Triathlete Aileen Morrison ready for the challenge of a lifetime Say Cheese

Triathlete Aileen Morrison ready for the challenge of a lifetime

An estimated half a million supporters will line the streets of London on Saturday to cheer the athletes on.

From The42 Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats London 2012

Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats

Burrows/O’Leary and Seaton/McGovern are both in ninth place overall after Thursday’s racing in Weymouth.

From The42 Anna Merveldt opens Olympic dressage campaign London 2012

Anna Merveldt opens Olympic dressage campaign

The Italian-based rider is in 14th place overnight after day one in Greenwich Park.

From The42 No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis London 2012

No royal tears as Andy Murray romps into semis

Andy Murray beat Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to set up an Olympic semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

From The42 O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows London 2012

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows

Stefan Hartel beat Ireland’s Darren O’Neill in the last 16 of the middleweight division.

From The42 Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill London 2012

Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill

The Kilkenny middleweight is the first Irish fighter to lose in London, bowing out of the middleweight division.

From The42 Hannah Craig finishes 10th in Women's K1 Slalom Final London 2012

Hannah Craig finishes 10th in Women's K1 Slalom Final

The Ballymoney native set off first but picked up three penalties to slow her down as Emilie Fer from France won gold.

From The42 VIDEO: RTÉ's kayak expert takes a call from team manager live on air TV Gold This post contains videos

VIDEO: RTÉ's kayak expert takes a call from team manager live on air

The coach in London wanted a second opinion on an apparent foul by Hannah Craig.

From The42 Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3 London 2012

Usain Bolt is preparing to make Olympic history - by playing Modern Warfare 3

He’s a PS3 man rather than X-Box, if you were wondering.

From The42 Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid London 2012

Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid

Melanie Nocher finished seventh in her 200m backstroke heat this morning.

From The42 Tri-time: Doherty in seventh-heaven at Czech event Triathlon

Tri-time: Doherty in seventh-heaven at Czech event

Aileen Morrison gets her Olympics up and running on Saturday morning in London.

From The42 'I met Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, which is always nice, and they saw John Joe Nevin' Boxing

'I met Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, which is always nice, and they saw John Joe Nevin'

The Mullingar fighter reckons he can go all the way and claim gold for Ireland in London. And do it his own way.

From The42 Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head London 2012

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head

“He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front,” Australian team chief said today.

From The42 Nothing can top this, says Wiggins after gold run Saddle Sore

Nothing can top this, says Wiggins after gold run

The Tour de France champion got ‘blind drunk’ in London last night after his gold medal run in the cycling time trial.

From The42 China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness London 2012

China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness

Diver Wu Minxia was not told her mother had cancer and her grandparents had died so she could ‘focus’ on Games.

From The42 Chinese badminton player quits sport after disqualification London 2012

Chinese badminton player quits sport after disqualification

Yu Yang said on the Chinese version of Twitter that she would no longer be competing in the sport after he disqualification along with seven other competitors over allegedly not trying in a game on Tuesday.

From The42 Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians Mind Games

Mental side of sports: It's not just for Olympians

Experts say even weekend warriors can benefit from the kinds of mental strategies elite athletes follow at the Games.

# london2012 - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village: (almost) everything you need to know about Day 5 London 2012 This post contains videos

Olympic Village: (almost) everything you need to know about Day 5

Who wants to see Leo Varadkar in a tracksuit. He’s not wearing a tie underneath.

From The42 Eight disqualified over badminton 'match-fixing' scandal Shuttlecock Up

Eight disqualified over badminton 'match-fixing' scandal

But the eight players — four from South Korea, two from Indonesia and two from China — are appealing the decision.

From The42 John Joe Nevin storms into quarter-finals Medal Hope

John Joe Nevin storms into quarter-finals

The bantamweight fighter produced an assured performance to win 15-10 against his Kazakhstan opponent today.

From The42 Sweet dreams: Le Clos slept with gold medal after beating Games legend Phelps London 2012

Sweet dreams: Le Clos slept with gold medal after beating Games legend Phelps

Beating the most decorated man in Olympic history is tiring work, admittedly.

From The42 Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney London 2012

Introducing... our Olympic expert for the London track action: Ailis McSweeney

The Leevale athlete is expecting strong performances from the likes of Derval O’Rourke and Fionnuala Britton.

From The42 VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy

When American phrases and a Cork accent meet.

From The42 Preview: Wiggins' confidence 'sky high' ahead of bid for seventh medal Pedigree

Preview: Wiggins' confidence 'sky high' ahead of bid for seventh medal

A podium finish in today’s time-trial would make the Tour de France winner Britain’s greatest Olympian.

From The42 Eight Olympic badminton players charged over 'not trying' in matches London 2012

Eight Olympic badminton players charged over 'not trying' in matches

Four pairs in the women’s doubles competition – one from China, one from Indonesia and two from South Korea – were booed off court by irate spectators at London’s Wembley Arena yesterday.

# london2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

From The42 Tennis: Novak serves notice with supreme display Sw19

Tennis: Novak serves notice with supreme display

The Serbian is through the last 16 after crushing Andy Roddick, 6-2 6-1, at Wimbledon.

From The42 Wait a minute: Why was that Japanese coach handing a wad of $100 bills to a gymnastics judge? Money Money Money

Wait a minute: Why was that Japanese coach handing a wad of $100 bills to a gymnastics judge?

Don’t tell me it’s just the cost of photocopying these days.

From The42 Agnel feels like 'an alien' as France enjoy golden moments French Revolution

Agnel feels like 'an alien' as France enjoy golden moments

The 20-year-old has been one of the surprise packages at the London Olympics.

From The42 Fourth place finish sees Puspure miss out on semi-finals Hard Luck

Fourth place finish sees Puspure miss out on semi-finals

The rower came up short in her single sculls quarter-final this morning.

Police arrest 29 over alleged Olympics ticket touting

One man was found to have been selling tickets for £1,100 each.

From The42 This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen Rough Ride

This cyclist has the biggest thighs we've ever seen

That’s fine, but how does he get into his skinny jeans?

From The42 Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle London 2012

Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle

Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley

Police in Dorset have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the abuse aimed at the Olympic diver

# london2012 - Monday 30 July, 2012

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 3 Liveblog This post contains videos

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, Day 3

Yes, the weekend may be over, but the Olympic Games are just warming up. Here is all the good stuff that unfolded on Day Three.

From The42 In pictures: Day 3 of London 2012 Click

In pictures: Day 3 of London 2012

Judo, diving, defeat and deckchairs. Here are the best images from day three of the Olympic Games in London.

From The42 Hannah Craig paddles into canoe slalom semi-finals London 2012

Hannah Craig paddles into canoe slalom semi-finals

The 27-year-old Antrim paddler had it all to do before her second run but she turned in a stunning performance, hitting just one gate and notching a time of 108.99.

From The42 I didn't bring my A game, admits Scott Evans after badminton exit Reaction

I didn't bring my A game, admits Scott Evans after badminton exit

“I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it now,” the Dubliner admitted after a memorable reception at Wembley.

From The42 So close: Sycerika McMahon vows to come back stronger in four years DISAPPOINTED

So close: Sycerika McMahon vows to come back stronger in four years

The 17-year-old finished third in her heat in the 200m Individual Medley, but narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot.