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#London 2012

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

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

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 8,549 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2020, 1:46 PM 5,595 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

May 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,958 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,285 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,684 Views 0 Comments

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

The melancholy of the former distance runner
# Adaptation
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# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 27,745 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 5,052 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 4:36 PM 4,251 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2018, 8:11 AM 30,936 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 49,922 Views 10 Comments

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

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
# Indignation
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# Indignation

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

Aug 14th 2017, 2:33 PM 5,760 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,189 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 25th 2017, 11:55 AM 29,420 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2017, 2:07 PM 3,610 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 10th 2017, 1:11 PM 11,287 Views 11 Comments

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

Women's relay team the latest Russian athletes to be stripped of Olympic medals
# Not So Fast
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# Not So Fast

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

Feb 1st 2017, 11:40 AM 3,033 Views 5 Comments

Antonina Krivoshapka has been disqualified from the London Olympics.

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating
# Nutrition
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# Nutrition

British Olympic medallist Tom Daley on the key to healthy eating

Jan 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 5,729 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 12,393 Views 4 Comments

The British diver chats to The42 about his decorated career.

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

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

Jan 18th 2017, 1:18 PM 8,553 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 25th 2016, 3:31 PM 16,300 Views 18 Comments

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

Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal
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# Dream Come True

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

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 15,999 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2016, 8:13 AM 6,200 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 6th 2016, 10:00 AM 20,546 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2016, 3:13 PM 21,890 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 15th 2016, 4:04 PM 5,413 Views 4 Comments

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

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Irish Olympian hits out at Aer Lingus following flight debacle

Mar 27th 2016, 12:18 PM 38,079 Views 84 Comments

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

Rob Heffernan set to finally receive London 2012 Olympic medal as Russian walker stripped
# Road To Redemption
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# Road To Redemption

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

Mar 24th 2016, 10:50 AM 26,440 Views 25 Comments

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

A decision was expected today but Rob Heffernan's wait for Olympic medal goes on
# The Waiting Game
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# The Waiting Game

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

Feb 26th 2016, 11:53 AM 3,718 Views 4 Comments

The Cork athlete is in line for a bronze medal.

'Choosing to represent Ireland at the Olympics was a no-brainer for me'
# Interview
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# Interview

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

Jan 31st 2016, 8:30 AM 18,080 Views 4 Comments

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

'I have to get back out there and redeem myself at the Olympics'
# Seeking Redemption
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# Seeking Redemption

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

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM 16,652 Views 3 Comments

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

'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'
# An Ras
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# An Ras

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

Feb 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 7,720 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish pentathlete Natalya Coyle on Rio 2016, the 'big' year ahead and her love of sleep
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# Interview

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 3:03 PM 12,931 Views 1 Comment

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

Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories
# Golden Girl
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# Golden Girl

Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories

Nov 25th 2014, 1:11 PM 2,830 Views 0 Comments

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

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics

Sep 19th 2014, 5:36 PM 1,462 Views 0 Comments

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

Katie Taylor looking forward to taking part in 'big competitions' again
# Star
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# Star

Katie Taylor looking forward to taking part in 'big competitions' again

May 8th 2014, 7:45 AM 1,553 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

May 5th 2014, 9:40 AM 16,991 Views 17 Comments

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

Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy
# Going Pro
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# Going Pro

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:33 AM 4,187 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 8th 2014, 9:20 PM 41,801 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2014, 11:44 PM 2,781 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2014, 10:00 AM 21,651 Views 21 Comments

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

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