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# london2012 - Monday 31 December, 2012

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics Memories This post contains images

Here are the 61 most iconic images of the London 2012 Olympics

Starring Katie Taylor, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius and erm, Boris Johnson.

# london2012 - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012 Odd Couples This post contains videos

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.

# london2012 - Thursday 20 December, 2012

VIDEO: Why squash deserves to be an Olympic sport Squash This post contains videos

VIDEO: Why squash deserves to be an Olympic sport

The World Squash Federation make their case for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics.

# london2012 - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Cyclist was the clear favourite for the award and duly delivered.

# london2012 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

London’s Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham

The Hammers were named today as ‘first bidder’ for Olympic Stadium.

# london2012 - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Murray conjures up Olympics repeat to derail the Fed Express

The US Open champion just made the race for the world number one ranking a bit more interesting.

# london2012 - Sunday 23 September, 2012

What’s in a name? Nominative determinism in sport Namecheck This post contains images

What’s in a name? Nominative determinism in sport

There are those who believe that a person’s name has an influence over what they do in life. That may well be true for these sport stars.

# london2012 - Monday 3 September, 2012

Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite

Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.

Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint

The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.

# london2012 - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m

The 22-year-old blitzed the opposition to take home Ireland’s fourth gold of the Games.

# london2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics

Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.

# london2012 - Monday 27 August, 2012

London Paralympics set to open this week

As the London Paralympic Games get underway this week, we look ahead to all the action.

# london2012 - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance

The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.

# london2012 - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home Olympic Spirit This post contains videos

VIDEO: Half a million welcome Japanese Olympians home

Who knew Tokyo could get so crowded.

Jordanian trio arrested over ‘indecent assault’ in Antrim

The three men, members of the Paralympic squad, are being questioned after allegations by three women yesterday.

# london2012 - Monday 20 August, 2012

London 2012 unveiled quality of women’s boxing to the world – Taylor

The Olympic champion is thrilled that her fellow boxers are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

# london2012 - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Gallery: What the Olympians did next Down Time This post contains images

Gallery: What the Olympians did next

While many are still lapping up the limelight, some are happy to continue the hard work, go fishing or have a nice game of dominoes.

# london2012 - Friday 17 August, 2012

North Korea Olympics squad return to heroes’ welcome

The North won four gold medals and two bronze at the London Games, the country’s best result since Barcelona in 1992.

# london2012 - Thursday 16 August, 2012

There’s an amateur culture in Irish athletics – Heffernan

The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer

It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.

# london2012 - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Caption time: When Paddy met Enda…

One of Ireland’s bronze medal heroes shared a joke with An Taoiseach at the official reception at Farmleigh House today.

In pictures: Crowds turn out to welcome Irish Olympic heroes despite weather Home Sweet Home This post contains images

In pictures: Crowds turn out to welcome Irish Olympic heroes despite weather

The sun may not have turned out, but around 5,000 Irish sports fans did this afternoon.

# london2012 - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Man in court for spying on Chinese swimmers

Declan Crosbie is accused of peaking at the athletes as they were getting changed.

In pictures: Belfast welcomes home its Olympic boxing heroes Northern Soul This post contains images

In pictures: Belfast welcomes home its Olympic boxing heroes

The fun just won’t stop for Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon.

Going once… Mary Poppins kit for sale at London Olympics auction

The 2012 Games were meant to be all about sustainability and organisers hope to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds by recycling historic memorabilia in the online auction.

From TheJournal.ie Patients angered by Michael Ring’s Olympic homecoming comments Health Crisis

Patients angered by Michael Ring’s Olympic homecoming comments

Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.

Katie’s future? It’s up to Katie, says Billy Walsh

The High Performance chief admits there’s challenges ahead for Ireland’s Olympic champion.

# london2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians Homecoming This post contains videos

VIDEO: Ireland welcomes home its Olympians

Featuring interviews with Katie Taylor, John Joe Nevin and Cian O’Connor, among others.

Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most

Our columnist gives a review and analysis of what was one of the most successful Olympic Games ever from an Irish supporter’s perspective.

In pictures: Ireland’s Olympic heroes welcomed home from London London 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland’s Olympic heroes welcomed home from London

Katie Taylor, show jumper Cian O’Connor and three other boxers had some extra baggage heading through Heathrow this morning.

# london2012 - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 16, wrap

We wave goodbye to London 2012 before making plans to head out to Dublin Airport early for Team Ireland’s return.

Natalya Coyle delighted with top 10 finish in Women’s Modern Pentathlon

“Hopefully I made everyone in Ireland proud,” said the Olympian from Meath.

Sonia O’Sullivan: It has been a very, very successful Olympics for Team Ireland

The Cork woman says all 66 of the Irish Olympians in London are now part of her family.

What next? Nevin to take his time before planning for the future

The Olympic silver medallist intends to take a break with his family.

It’s Sunday, so here’s 14 of our favourite pictures from this week of sport Snap Happy This post contains images

It’s Sunday, so here’s 14 of our favourite pictures from this week of sport

We’ll be honest, they’re mostly Olympic related.

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Featuring extensive pieces on women’s boxing, wrestling and the relationship between sport and religion.

‘Game seven’: USA ready to take home basketball gold

Spain stand in the way as the ‘dream team’ seek a fifth gold in six Olympiads.

# london2012 - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 15, wrap Review This post contains videos

Olympic Village: Day 15, wrap

There were mixed emotions for Team Ireland today, while Usain Bolt delivered another memorable performance.

More gold for Bolt as Jamaica smash relay record

Usain Bolt and co put in a stunning performance to break the world record at the event.

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