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#2012 Olympics

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'

Read this extract from Michael Gillard’s book on the Olympics.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Ireland's 2012 Olympics hero John Joe Nevin makes successful return to boxing

The Mullingar native took part in his first fight in over a year.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Farah spokesperson says suggestion of misconduct 'entirely false' after Fancy Bears hack

One of the documents shared in the latest leak suggests the star’s biological passport was viewed by an expert as “suspicious”.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 13 August, 2016

# 2012-olympics - Monday 11 July, 2016

This US gymnast's coach recalls the moment she realised the athlete was a prodigy, aged 6

“I was like, ‘Wow, this kid is something.”

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Two of Ireland's top boxers progress at European Games

Meanwhile, Longford native Derek Burnett finished joint-eighth out of 32 in Men’s Trap.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Man arrested after Olympic medallist John Joe Nevin injured in Mullingar attack

The boxer is believed to have suffered a broken leg.

# 2012-olympics - 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.

# 2012-olympics - 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.

# 2012-olympics - 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.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 16 February, 2013

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.

# 2012-olympics - 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.

# 2012-olympics - 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.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 30 December, 2012

After the gold rush: Evans braves risk to bring home reward

After the disappointment of defeat in London, Scott Evans knew he needed a change. He just didn’t know where it would take him.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 28 December, 2012

After the gold rush: Kearney savouring rollercoaster ride

After sneaking into London under most people’s radar, triple Paralympic medallist Helen Kearney is enjoying the buzz of her win.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 27 December, 2012

After the gold rush: lights out as O’Neill moves on from London

It’s head down and push on as Kilkenny boxer Darren O’Neill comes to terms with life after the London Olympics.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year

Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Katie's golden moment voted highlight of 2012

75% of respondents in Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index (SSI) picked Katie Taylor’s Olympic gold as the most iconic moment of 2012.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Boxing duo Walsh and Taylor named Sports Manager of the Year

With four Olympic medals in the bag, Ireland’s top boxing coaches won the annual Philips award at this afternoon’s ceremony in Dublin.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 7 December, 2012

ISA critical of 'malicious' Olympic betting allegations

Peter O’Leary escaped with a warning following an Olympic betting investigation, but Irish sailing bosses still have questions about the motive and timing of the allegations.

# 2012-olympics - Friday 19 October, 2012

Joy as 'iconic' Taylor commits to Olympic defence

The Irish Sports Council are “delighted” that Katie Taylor has agreed to remain as an amateur in the hope of further Olympic glory at Rio 2016.

# 2012-olympics - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

From In pics: The Paralympic Opening Ceremony Paralympics This post contains images

In pics: The Paralympic Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Paralympic opening ceremony took place tonight. Here’s a quick snapshot.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 27 August, 2012

VIDEO: It's never too late for one last London 2012 montage London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: It's never too late for one last London 2012 montage

It’s grand, there’s only two more sleeps until the Paralympics starts.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Ratoath homecoming for Olympic duo

Celebrations to welcome home Cian O’Connor and Natalya Coyle are planned in the County Meath village tonight.

# 2012-olympics - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever? Do The Boris This post contains videos

VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever?

Boris Johnson and David Cameron had a great auld boogie at the Olympics closing ceremony.

# 2012-olympics - Monday 13 August, 2012

'He's still our wee brother': Conlan family welcome their bronze medal hero home

Michael Conlan’s father and brother promise that the young Belfast boxer still has plenty more to offer in the ring.

Darren O'Neill: It's easy to be captain of a good team

The Kilkenny boxer was full of praise for his team-mates as Ireland’s athletes returned home from London 2012.

Losing Billy and Zaur will set Ireland back 5 to 10 years - Conlan

John Conlan has called on the IABA to agree new contracts with boxing coaches Billy Walsh and Zaur Antia.

Irish pride as Olympic squad touches down in Dublin

The Minister for Sport promised to fight for more funding as he welcome Ireland’s Olympians home at a small reception in Dublin Airport this afternoon.

# 2012-olympics - Sunday 12 August, 2012

'Disappointed' Kenneally already looking towards Rio

Celbridge runner Mark Kenneally finished 57th in the men’s marathon on the final day of the London Olympics.

Who's the legend now? Rogge rolls back on Bolt row

IOC President Jacques Rogge described London 2012 as “an athletes’ Games” as the Olympics comes to a close.

# 2012-olympics - Saturday 11 August, 2012

In pictures: Luke Campbell pips John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold London 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Luke Campbell pips John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold

It was the latest installment of a rivalry that needed no introduction but in the end, it just wasn’t to be for John Joe Nevin.

Ailís McSweeney: Historic double within Farah's grasp

The track and field action comes to a close but it could be a night to remember, writes athletics expert Ailís McSweeney.

Olympic soccer: Mexico stun Brazil to win gold

A double from Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a 2-1 win against Brazil in the gold medal decider.

Perfect race bar the result for Cork's Rob Heffernan

“To top it off with a medal would have been unbelievable,” says Heffernan after setting a new Irish record in the 50km race walk.

Ailís McSweeney: Captain's performance from Rob can inspire Olive

Rob Heffernan brought Ireland to the brink of a sixth medal in the men’s 50km race walk this morning.

So near yet...: Rob Heffernan smashes Irish walk record but finishes fourth

The Cork walker took more than seven minutes off his PB in the men’s 50km event.

Darren O'Neill to lead Team Ireland at Olympic closing ceremony

The Kilkenny boxer will carry the Irish flag at tomorrow night’s ceremony.

Andrzej Jezierski takes "B" honours, finishes 9th

The Polish national won the “B” final of the men’s canoe single (C1) 200m in Eton Dorney this morning.

# 2012-olympics - Thursday 9 August, 2012

From Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win Katie Taylor This post contains videos

Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win

A massive crowd gathered in the 26-year-old’s home town of Bray to watch the fight… and they weren’t disappointed.

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