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#Paralympics 2012

# paralympics-2012 - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics Looking Back This post contains images

Here are our 44 favourite images of the London 2012 Paralympics

The past week and a half in London has been memorable for a number of reasons. Here are some of its defining images.

# paralympics-2012 - Friday 14 September, 2012

In pictures: Ireland's Paralympians attend a government reception Say Cheese This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's Paralympians attend a government reception

Gold medal winners Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop were among those in attendance today.

The Morning Score: Friday

Your weekend starts here. Grab a cup of coffee and get stuck into the morning’s important sports news.

# paralympics-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes

Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.

The Morning Score: Monday

Time to seize the week – here’s everything you need to know this Monday morning.

# paralympics-2012 - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Paralympics 2012: 'Weirwolf' wins marathon for fourth gold

GB’s David Weir won his fourth gold of the Paralympics, beating rivals Marcel Hug and Kurt Fearnley in the marathon on Sunday.

Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye

Brace yourselves, the Games are almost over, but first…

# paralympics-2012 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Team Ireland pack up their medals

Plus, Oscar Pistorius waits for the final track event to reassert his dominance.

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB

Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.

Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)

The gold medallist has qualified for this evening’s event with a time of 1:10.59.

Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high

Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan are among those hoping to add to the Irish side’s medal haul today.

# paralympics-2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status

The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.

Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style

The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

From The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Mark Rohan's coach deserves the gold medal for Paralympics celebrations

The look on Rohan’s face says it all – consider that your (possibly) NSFW warning if you’re unsure whether to click.

Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal

The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.

Make mine a double! Mark Rohan wins his second cycling gold

Westmeath’s Mark Rohan doubled up on his Paralympic haul with gold in the men’s individual road race H1 this morning.

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

# paralympics-2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown Paralympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about

Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.

Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London

The 100m T13 champion even managed to ease up 20 metres from the line.

Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test

Bruno Pinheiro Carra was tested out of competition on August 24.

Disappointment for Firth as she is forced to pull out of 100m breaststroke

The 16-year-old was Ireland’s first gold medal winner of the Games, but a recurring shoulder injury has ruled her out.

The Morning Score: Thursday

Pat Gilroy, Jason Smyth and Roger Federer all feature in today’s edition.

Paralympic Breakfast: Champions coming back for more?

Jason Smyth and Bethany Firth are back in action for Team Ireland on Day Eight.

# paralympics-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions

Another day. Another gold for Ireland. Can’t we give anyone else a chance?

The best Paralympic picture you'll see today: Alex Zanardi celebrates hand-cycling gold

The Italian, who lost both legs in a motor racing crash, won Wednesday’s individual hand-cycling time trial at Brands Hatch.

Ireland secure two more bronze medals in cycling

James Brown and Damien Shaw finished third behind only Spain and Italy, while Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secured their second medals of the Games.

Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC

The Games’ governing body has found no grounds for the sprinter’s complaint following his 200 metre defeat by Alan Oliveira.

Paralympics 2012: Cronin advances, Miller misses out

This morning brought more success for Team Ireland in Boccia, but cyclist Cathal Miller suffered disappointment at Brands Hatch.

Wheelchair rugby -- or 'Murderball' -- starts at the Paralympics today. Here's what to expect Paralympics This post contains videos

Sprint showdown: Pistorius returns to defend 100m gold

The South African goes up against world record holder Jonnie Peacock and Jerome Singleton in the Paralympics’ showpiece event, which starts tonight.

Paralympic Breakfast: Another busy day for Team Ireland

Sean Baldwin is among the Irish athletes competing on Day Seven of the Paralympics.

# paralympics-2012 - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six

It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.

Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus

The Cork native finished with a score of 28.12 in London this evening.

Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)

Team Ireland have now won nine medals in total, following the rider’s success.

Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB

Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.

President congratulates magnificent McKillop on double gold

“It is heartening to see an athlete so clearly enjoying himself,” President Michael D Higgins said on Tuesday morning.

From Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?

Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.

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