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#Olympics 2012

# olympics-2012 - Friday 9 December, 2016

From The42 Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement Report

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement

The widespread doping alleged by the McLaren report was not the result of a state initiative, according to Russia’s Ministry of Sport.

# olympics-2012 - Friday 26 July, 2013

It's Your Usain Bolt Riding A Rocket Picture Of The Day

The Olympic 100m champ sure knows how to make an entrance.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony London 2012 This post contains videos

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony

Giant octopuses, Russell Brand, children bursting out of John Lennon’s face… It was a long night.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike

Cleaners are mounting an industrial action over pay rates, with thousands of sports fans expected to use the Underground today.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo Whoops

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo

Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.

# olympics-2012 - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

From The42 Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village London 2012

Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village

Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ facilities in Stratford.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 6 August, 2012

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10 London 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10

It was Day Ten of London 2012 as Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy looked to add to Ireland’s medal haul from this Olympic games.

From The42 'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower Bottlegate

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower

Sebastian Coe said it was ‘poetic justice’ that the man who threw a bottle at the 100m sprinters was sitting next to a Dutch judo star.

Poll: Have you been enjoying the Olympics so far? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been enjoying the Olympics so far?

We’re more than halfway through the London 2012 Games. What do you make of it so far?

# olympics-2012 - Friday 3 August, 2012

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 The Daily Edge Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic) Check Please

Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)

That’ll be £5 for the fried rice… oh, and £19,000 for drinks.

From The42 Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold Sprint

Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold

Greene, who won the 100m at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, believes Bolt does not have the technique to overcome Blake.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 2 August, 2012

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.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

From The42 Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe London 2012

Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe

“I could throw out a whole series of names. I could throw out Steve Redgrave. I could throw out domestically Daley Thompson.”

From The42 London 2012: Swimming chiefs condemn Ye 'doping' speculation Swimming

London 2012: Swimming chiefs condemn Ye 'doping' speculation

Ye took five seconds off her personal best and a second off Stephanie Rice’s world record in the 400 IM prompting observers to question the performance.

# olympics-2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

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

# olympics-2012 - Monday 30 July, 2012

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia London 2012 This post contains images

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia

The 320 beds will have all lights and wiring removed before they are donated to hospitals in Tunisia.

# olympics-2012 - Sunday 29 July, 2012

From The42 Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012 Injury

Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012

The 38-year-old will not compete in her home Olympics after failing to overcome a foot injury.

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt A-maze-ing This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt

It’s a far cry from Usain Bolt-shaped mazes we were reared…

# olympics-2012 - Saturday 28 July, 2012

From The42 Olympic Village: Day One, wrap Round-Up

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap

A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.

# olympics-2012 - Friday 27 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves Brucie Bonus This post contains images

Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves

“Nice to see you, to see you, nice…”

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?

A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

From The42 Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet' London 2012

Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet'

Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has paid the price for an ill-advised joke on the social media website.

# olympics-2012 - Friday 20 July, 2012

From The42 Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour London 2012

Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour

The reaction to each day of the Games on Twitter will dictate the look of the iconic London landmark. Let’s hope it’s green.

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

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

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

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem Whoops This post contains videos

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem

Ah, the Oylmpics. Nothing like ‘em.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

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

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

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

# olympics-2012 - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?

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?

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 12 July, 2012

From The42 Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit London 2012

Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit

“This is great — winning an Olympic gold medal is great,” said the multiple gold medal winner this morning.

# olympics-2012 - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract

Thirty of the drivers from Matthews Coach Hire are also on their way to London for the duration of the games.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 5 July, 2012

From The42 London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower Priceless

London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower

If Katie, Derval and the rest of the Irish want a medal, they’ll have to do it the slightly harder way. Because they’re in with the crown jewels now.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The42 Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title On Your Bike

Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title

The Omega Pharma Quick Step rider beat Nicolas Roche by five seconds in Clonmel yesterday.

# olympics-2012 - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

From The42 Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer Fast Forward

Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer

“To run 9.40 would be a great feat so I’m definitely going to push myself to do my best and if 9.40 is possible, I’ll be the one to do it.”

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 26 April, 2012

From The42 Torch factory workers can see the light London 2012

Torch factory workers can see the light

Approximately 110 torches a day will be carried through 1000 communities in a 70-day relay leading up to the Olympics’ opening ceremony.

# olympics-2012 - Thursday 19 April, 2012

From The42 O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce London 2012

O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce

Olympic boxing hopeful Darren O’Neill has been keeping a close eye on his fellow countrymen at this week’s final qualifying tournament in Trabzon, Turkey.

# olympics-2012 - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

From The42 Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe Mind The Gap

Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe

The former middle distance runner has called for potential protestors to avoid ruining the dreams of athletes who have worked all their lives for Olympic success.

From The42 Mind the gap: London transport up to Olympic challenge Olympics

Mind the gap: London transport up to Olympic challenge

There’ll be up to an extra three million trips on London’s public transport network per day during the Olympics in July and August.

# olympics-2012 - Monday 9 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge 5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012... All Winners This post contains videos

5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012...

… And one that might happen yet…

# olympics-2012 - Friday 16 March, 2012

From The42 Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over Damp Squib

Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over

“The fairytale has descended into a nightmare,” said the Australian swimming legend.

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