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#London 2012

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again Essential Viewing This post contains videos

The film that will make you fall in love with sport again

The42 chats to directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui about ‘Rising Phoenix’.

# london-2012 - Sunday 12 July, 2020

UK Sport deny using London Olympians as 'guinea pigs' for DeltaG drink

An investigation by the Mail on Sunday says that 40% of athletes give the drink in 2012 reported side effects.

# london-2012 - 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.

# london-2012 - Saturday 28 March, 2020

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'

In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

# london-2012 - Saturday 7 July, 2018

'I never like to use that word sacrifice. It's a choice'

Former Olympian Gavin Noble is part of the duo behind HupHup, a coaching team hoping to help Irish athletes reach an elite level.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

British Olympic sprinter suspended for failing drugs test on comeback from motorbike accident

Nigel Levine has been provisionally banned by UK Athletics after allegedly testing positive for clenbuterol.

# london-2012 - Friday 19 January, 2018

'I thought I was going to die,' says US Olympian of doctor's abuse

McKayla Maroney is one of more than 100 victims to have accused Larry Nassar of sexual assault.

# london-2012 - Saturday 23 December, 2017

‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’

Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.

# london-2012 - Monday 14 August, 2017

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete Indignation This post contains videos

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

# london-2012 - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics and the track at London 2012, to taking the tag scene by storm

Claire Bergin is living a life immersed in tag rugby, having represented Ireland at the Olympics in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'I'm a fighter, but this fight got me' - Irish Olympian Reid calls time on her career

The triathlete has announced she is retiring from the sport due to injuries.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Britain's Natasha Jonas on another collision course with Katie Taylor after turning professional

The Liverpudlian was beaten by the Olympic gold medallist at London 2012.

# london-2012 - Friday 10 February, 2017

Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned

800m winner Maria Savinova has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

# london-2012 - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals

Antonina Krivoshapka has been disqualified from the London Olympics.

# london-2012 - Sunday 22 January, 2017

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating Nutrition This post contains videos

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating

The 22-year-old diver told us about his new book ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’.

# london-2012 - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From 14-year-old Olympian to sporting icon - the story of Tom Daley's incredible rise

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Irish Olympian Nolan retires from boxing to 'enjoy a few years of hurling'

The 29-year-old plays GAA with Oulart the Ballagh.

# london-2012 - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal

The former Olympic gold medallist has reportedly signed with Matchroom Sports.

# london-2012 - Friday 21 October, 2016

Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal

The Irish race walker is looking forward to receiving the bronze at a special ceremony in Cork.

# london-2012 - Friday 16 September, 2016

Weightlifter sent home from Rio for doping set to win London 2012 bronze despite finishing 9th

Poland’s Tomasz Zielinski will receive a bronze medal after six competitors from London tested positive.

# london-2012 - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes' Feature This post contains videos

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'

Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.

# london-2012 - Friday 29 July, 2016

'I got very nervous when I was winning at the 2012 Olympics'

Irish sailor Annalise Murphy says she is more equipped to deal with pressurised situations now.

# london-2012 - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Ireland's Natalya Coyle has officially qualified for the Rio Olympics

The 25-year-old previously competed in the London 2012 Olympics.

# 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

Seán Bán Breathnach is celebrating 45 years on air, so here's a chance to revisit his classic Katie Taylor commentary

No better excuse to recall the Irish boxer’s triumph.

# 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.

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