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#London Olympics

These are 15 of the most questionable corporate logos in history
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These are 15 of the most questionable corporate logos in history

Nov 28th 2015, 12:00 PM 51,320 Views 14 Comments

That’s one happy satellite dish.

Ireland's Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros
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Ireland's Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros

Jul 30th 2014, 4:35 PM 25,389 Views 27 Comments

The star said on Twitter today that he has been told “unofficially” that he was set to receive the accolade.

Hard work finally pays off for one of Ireland's greatest athletes
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Hard work finally pays off for one of Ireland's greatest athletes

Aug 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 2,516 Views 8 Comments

Rob Heffernan gets the medal he so richly deserved after years of dedication and close calls.

Analysis: Gay's roller-coaster career runs into final barrier
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Analysis: Gay's roller-coaster career runs into final barrier

Jul 14th 2013, 8:00 PM 3,101 Views 6 Comments

The 30-year-old American had run the fastest time in the world this year of 9.75 seconds.

Indian Olympic medallist took heroin 12 times - police
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# Controversy

Indian Olympic medallist took heroin 12 times - police

Apr 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 2,077 Views 0 Comments

Boxer Vijender Singh won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games, as well as competing in London four years later.

VIDEO: The 2012 Olympics completely changed how we consume sports
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VIDEO: The 2012 Olympics completely changed how we consume sports

Mar 16th 2013, 10:44 AM 868 Views 1 Comment

Some of the numbers are staggering, such as how social media discussion of certain brands grew nearly 1500% after ads for those companies ran during the London Games.

Security firm loses €100 million over London Olympics failure
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Security firm loses €100 million over London Olympics failure

Feb 12th 2013, 3:18 PM 9,709 Views 6 Comments

Military personnel and other security had to step in after security firm G4S failed to meet the terms of its contract last summer.

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back
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Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back

Jan 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 586 Views 119 Comments

We should be over our outrage at petty jibes by now, writes John Verling. Both countries have grown up.

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
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# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,879 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012
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# Odd Couples

8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012

Dec 25th 2012, 6:30 PM 13,280 Views 5 Comments

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.

You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
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You guessed it... Taylor scoops RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Dec 23rd 2012, 11:38 PM 16,731 Views 67 Comments

The Olympic gold medal-winning boxer capped an outstanding 2012 by receiving the award tonight.

Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year
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Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 20th 2012, 3:55 PM 7,819 Views 23 Comments

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

Obama, #London2012 and @Pontifex: The year on Twitter
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Obama, #London2012 and @Pontifex: The year on Twitter

Dec 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,005 Views 4 Comments

Twitter has produced a special website documenting the way users have been tweeting over the past year including the most retweeted post in the site’s history.

London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham
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# First

London's Olympic Stadium calling for West Ham

Dec 5th 2012, 2:25 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

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

Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week
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Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week

Sep 30th 2012, 2:15 PM 560 Views 2 Comments

Another shot at Olympic gold or life as a pro? All will be revealed.

Mixing it up: Bolt keen to compete in long jump
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Mixing it up: Bolt keen to compete in long jump

Aug 23rd 2012, 9:32 AM 521 Views 0 Comments

The 100m Olympic gold medallist says he is considering trying new events in four years’ time

VIDEO: Is this the most embarrassing dance by two political leaders, ever?
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# Do The Boris

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

Aug 14th 2012, 9:29 AM 5,004 Views 7 Comments

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

John Joe replaces Joyce on Mullingar's local currency
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# John Joe Nevin

John Joe replaces Joyce on Mullingar's local currency

Aug 13th 2012, 6:59 PM 8,812 Views 20 Comments

Nevin’s Olympic success commemorated by having his profile put on tourist notes.

Olympic Village: Day 16, wrap
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Olympic Village: Day 16, wrap

Aug 12th 2012, 9:45 PM 25,231 Views 51 Comments

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

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes
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# What's Happening

Confusion reigns over no homecoming for Ireland's Olympic athletes

Aug 12th 2012, 4:07 PM 13,742 Views 72 Comments

There will be no official event for Team Ireland when they arrive back tomorrow afternoon – but no-one is quite sure why.

Poll: Would you like to see a homecoming for Irish athletes?
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Poll: Would you like to see a homecoming for Irish athletes?

Aug 12th 2012, 1:00 PM 9,458 Views 68 Comments

A dispute over costs, plus some athletes choosing hometown events, means there’ll be no big official homecoming from the Olympics. Would you like to see one?

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal
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Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal

Aug 10th 2012, 9:12 PM 5,865 Views 13 Comments

The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.

LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today
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# Taylormania

LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today

Aug 10th 2012, 11:06 AM 7,982 Views 12 Comments

It’s been emotional.

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts
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# Katie Taylor

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts

Aug 9th 2012, 4:16 PM 14,624 Views 3 Comments

It was inevitable, wasn’t it?

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed
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# Tumblr Of The Day

Olympic Tumblr of the Day: McKayla is Not Impressed

Aug 9th 2012, 11:14 AM 14,600 Views 1 Comment

And nor should you be.

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike
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Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike

Aug 9th 2012, 8:27 AM 3,063 Views 29 Comments

Cleaners are mounting an industrial action over pay rates, with thousands of sports fans expected to use the Underground today.

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo
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# Whoops

Wait, that's the other team! Papers print wrong Olympic photo

Aug 8th 2012, 10:02 AM 3,775 Views 8 Comments

Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.

No joy for Hession in the 200m heats
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# London 2012

No joy for Hession in the 200m heats

Aug 7th 2012, 12:55 PM 1,025 Views 0 Comments

The Galway native was just short of qualifying for Wednesday’s semi-finals.

Olympic Village: Day 10, wrap
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Olympic Village: Day 10, wrap

Aug 6th 2012, 10:43 PM 9,157 Views 6 Comments

You wait four years for an Olympic medal to come along and two come along in quick succession.

We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final
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We're there! Two Irish horses make it into Olympic Show Jumping Final

Aug 6th 2012, 8:48 PM 2,109 Views 0 Comments

Unfortunately for Ireland, the horses will be under the control of a Swiss and an American.

In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park
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# London 2012

In pictures: Art in the Olympic Park

Aug 6th 2012, 9:30 AM 4,760 Views 1 Comment

There’s not just sport to look at in the park, there’s art too.

I want to be the best in the world, says jubilant John Joe Nevin
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I want to be the best in the world, says jubilant John Joe Nevin

Aug 5th 2012, 11:29 PM 11,169 Views 23 Comments

The boxer also paid tribute to his late cousin for “inspiring” him, after securing Ireland’s first medal at the Olympics

Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday
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Olympic Breakfast: Team Ireland dream of a medal by midday

Aug 4th 2012, 7:49 AM 10,679 Views 13 Comments

Aileen Morrison is the first Irish hopeful up before track and field action at Olympic Park takes centre stage.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven
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# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day seven

Aug 3rd 2012, 8:05 PM 20,799 Views 4 Comments

On your marks… get set… GO!

Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)
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# Check Please

Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:26 AM 15,876 Views 25 Comments

That’ll be £5 for the fried rice… oh, and £19,000 for drinks.

China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness
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China diver's family 'hid' mother's illness

Aug 2nd 2012, 11:05 AM 8,733 Views 20 Comments

Diver Wu Minxia was not told her mother had cancer and her grandparents had died so she could ‘focus’ on Games.

Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians
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Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians

Aug 1st 2012, 11:48 AM 579 Views 0 Comments

The New Orleans Hornets have snagged a decent player for the new NBA season.

London 2012: Annalise Murphy leads the way on strong sailing day for Team Ireland
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London 2012: Annalise Murphy leads the way on strong sailing day for Team Ireland

Jul 30th 2012, 6:09 PM 1,021 Views 0 Comments

A number of encouraging results have flowed in from Weymouth. Long may it continue.

Adlington: Winning gold is not as easy as picking up a drink
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Adlington: Winning gold is not as easy as picking up a drink

Jul 30th 2012, 2:20 PM 832 Views 0 Comments

The swimmer, who won bronze in the pool on Sunday, has tempered the gold medal ambitions of Team GB supporters.

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt
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# A-maze-ing

PHOTOS: Farmer creates maze in the shape of Usain Bolt

Jul 29th 2012, 12:00 PM 7,196 Views 8 Comments

It’s a far cry from Usain Bolt-shaped mazes we were reared…

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