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# london-2012 - Today’s News


# london-2012 - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle

The athlete had been travelling to a competition as part of his preparations for Rio.

# london-2012 - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped

While Olive Loughnane finally looks set to claim gold from the Berlin World Championships.

# london-2012 - Friday 26 February, 2016

A decision was expected today but Rob Heffernan’s wait for Olympic medal goes on

The Cork athlete is in line for a bronze medal.

# london-2012 - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘Choosing to represent Ireland at the Olympics was a no-brainer for me’

Tori Pena chats to The42 on dual nationality, ‘cracking under pressure’ and her hopes for Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Sunday 22 February, 2015

‘I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics’

Even this far out, Ciarán O’Lionaird has Rio on his mind.

# london-2012 - Sunday 1 February, 2015

‘I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years’

Mullingar’s Damien Shaw talks his hopes for Rio 2016 and this year’s An Post Rás.

# london-2012 - Monday 22 December, 2014

Irish pentathlete Natalya Coyle on Rio 2016, the ‘big’ year ahead and her love of sleep

After enjoying an encouraging 2014, the Meath woman is confident of qualifying for Brazil.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Power ranking Katie Taylor’s 8 most memorable victories

On the back of the Bray native’s World Championships win yesterday, we recall her greatest triumphs.

# london-2012 - Friday 19 September, 2014

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern booked their places in Rio earlier today.

# london-2012 - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Katie Taylor looking forward to taking part in ‘big competitions’ again

The Irish boxer is set to compete in the Europeans later this month.

# london-2012 - Monday 5 May, 2014

British tennis player Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30

The daughter of former Ipswich Town player Sergei Baltacha won 11 singles titles during her career.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

The Donegal boxer surrendered his national title in February, sparking speculation he was to leave the amateur ranks.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

John Joe Nevin told both his legs were broken in Mullingar attack

The boxer will be confined to a wheelchair for some time.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 February, 2014

‘People don’t know who I am’ – Irish Olympian and European bronze medalist Barry Murphy on the pitfalls of being a world-class athlete

The Dubliner tells us that €12,000 isn’t enough for sportspeople such as himself to get by on.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# london-2012 - Sunday 1 December, 2013

The best pictures from Katie Taylor’s two wins in 24 hours Golden Girl This post contains images

The best pictures from Katie Taylor’s two wins in 24 hours

The Olympic champion beat Finland’s Mira Potkonen in Bray last night.

# london-2012 - Friday 1 November, 2013

Many Irish athletes not living up to their potential – Sonia O’Sullivan

The Olympic Silver Medallist is taking part in the Melbourne leg of Run in the Dark this month.

# london-2012 - Monday 14 October, 2013

World anti-doping bosses to open ‘extraordinary’ audit of Jamaican testing

WADA to investigate months at the beginning of 2012 where there was “no effective operation” by Jamaican authorities.

# london-2012 - Friday 20 September, 2013

Frustration forcing Katie Taylor to reconsider pro option

“For Olympic medallists to be boxing in front of a crowd of maybe 100 people, it’s disappointing.”

# london-2012 - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan claims gold at World Track and Field Championships

The result follows the Irish race walker’s fourth place finish at the London Olympics.

# london-2012 - Friday 9 August, 2013

17 reasons why we’ll never forget Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold-winning performance

It’s one year since the Irish boxer’s Olympic triumph.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Been there, done that… now Kieran Behan plans to get even better

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan on how life has changed since London 2012 and how he’s in a much better place as he sets off on the Road to Rio.

# london-2012 - Monday 29 July, 2013

Mo Farah challenges Usain Bolt to 600m race of Olympic champions

The long distance runner has thrown down the athletic gauntlet to the Jamaican sprinter.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero Gold Standard This post contains videos

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero

Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.

From Oireachtas agenda: Could Ireland have done better in London 2012? London 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Could Ireland have done better in London 2012?

The transport committee meets Sports Council and Olympic Council officials to discuss a high-performance review.

# london-2012 - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Germans give Cian O’Connor a Golf GTI but he gifts it to “Frenchy”

The Irishman, who won at bronze medal at London 2012, was ultra generous to his long-time groom.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s Jason Smyth, the world’s fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub

Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.

# london-2012 - Thursday 18 April, 2013

For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course Sacrifice This post contains videos

For an Olympic sailor, training in snow and 40 knot winds are par for the course

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy, fourth at last year’s London Olympics, is the latest athlete to be profiled by The Journey.

# london-2012 - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy crashes bike into parked car, breaks nose

The London Olympian “did something rather stupid” on Tuesday morning.

# london-2012 - Saturday 23 March, 2013

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo

Reports yesterday had claimed Cakir Alptekin and Nevin Yanit were at the centre of a doping scandal.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Irish Olympian ‘devastated’ after fencing gear stolen from car in Dublin

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe told that he’d probably have to borrow gear ahead of the upcoming World Cup.

# london-2012 - Saturday 2 March, 2013

‘I wanted to be that person, standing in the ring’ – Aileen Reid on inspirational Katie Taylor

The Northern Irish triathlete has her sights firmly set on medal glory at Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Anxious wait for Reid and Noble as Triathlon funding cuts considered

Despite qualifying two athletes for London 2012, the Sports Council of Ireland may reduce backing for the sporting hopefuls.

# london-2012 - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Irish National Elite Championships: Conlan and Nolan progress to respective finals

Two of Ireland’s Olympians were both victorious at the National Stadium last night.

Rheinisch not looking too far into the future

Three-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch plans to compete again this year but hasn’t made any decisions on whether he’ll still be around for Rio 2016.

# london-2012 - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Drive time as Coyle gets set to do it all again

Tara’s Natalya Coyle was one of the surprise successes of the London Olympics, but she won’t rest easy until she’s fulfilled her potential.

# london-2012 - Friday 11 January, 2013

Snapshot: 3 of our favourite sportsmen together at last

Stand up for the Ulstermen, Kieran… oh.

Ireland v Croatia wins the battle of TV sports ratings

There you go Shay, you can clap for that.

# london-2012 - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Tom Daley’s mammy isn’t happy about the criticism he’s getting

British Swimming boss David Sparkes hit out at the teenage diver this week for his part in a new reality TV show.

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