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#London Olympics

VIDEO: What the Olympics opening ceremony is REALLY missing Olympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: What the Olympics opening ceremony is REALLY missing

Introducing… the Olympic Banana.

From The42 Thanks for coming: 5 steps to having a rocking Olympic Games party Let's Party

Thanks for coming: 5 steps to having a rocking Olympic Games party

Step 0.5 is never, ever referring to your party as a “rocking Olympic party.”

Father Ted-themed bar ‘just part’ of official Irish Olympic venue

Father Jack’s Bar aims to capture “the whole atmosphere of Craggy Island”.

Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness

A US journalists’ club seems to have got a little confused…

From The42 Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class London 2012

Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class

The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.

From The42 Last stop for Irish triathletes before London Olympics One Week To Go

Last stop for Irish triathletes before London Olympics

Ailleen Morrison and Gavin Noble will compete in the World Triathlon Series at Hamburg at the weekend.

From The42 VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones Committed This post contains videos

VIDEO: A day in the life of Lolo Jones

The American Olympian is the subject of a stylish little featurette.

Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland

They may have the Olympics, but we’ve got this. Take that, Queen Lizzie!

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... James Espey 12 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... James Espey

The Ulster sailor will compete in his first Olympic Games this month.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you watch the Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?

One of if not the biggest sporting events on earth is getting under way in less than two weeks time but will you be watching?

From The42 Your female footballers preparing for Olympics in a tank picture of the day London 2012

Your female footballers preparing for Olympics in a tank picture of the day

What better way to prep for a tough match against Brazil than ripping up the Leicestershire countryside in a tank?

From The42 13 crazy anecdotes from ESPN's story on sex at the Olympic Village London 2012 This post contains images

13 crazy anecdotes from ESPN's story on sex at the Olympic Village

From a javelin competitor having sex with three women per day ‘in order to stay relaxed’ to the wild flight home, this is news to us.

From The42 Debate: Does ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius have an advantage? Breaking Barriers This post contains videos

Debate: Does ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius have an advantage?

The South African runner will become the first amputee to compete at the Olympics in London.

From The42 Injury forces Tony Martin to withdraw from Tour de France TDF

Injury forces Tony Martin to withdraw from Tour de France

The German world time trial champion has chosen to rest his wrist in a bid to be fit for the Olympics.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch

The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Stephanie Reilly 18 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Stephanie Reilly

The 34-year-old will represent Ireland in the 3,000m steeplechase in London.

From The42 Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials London 2012 This post contains images

Grimacing for gold: 12 intense pictures from the US Olympic diving trials

We might make a similar face if we were dive-bombing a pool from 10 metres.

From The42 'It's no major drama' - O'Rourke quells fears after finals absence London 2012

'It's no major drama' - O'Rourke quells fears after finals absence

The 100m hurdler says she was suffering from a stiff back but plans to race next Saturday.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Derek Burnett 18 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Derek Burnett

The sharp shooter has high hopes ahead of his fourth Olympic appearance.

From The42 Doubts raised over Derval O'Rourke's Olympic participation after finals withdrawal Injury

Doubts raised over Derval O'Rourke's Olympic participation after finals withdrawal

The Irish champion missed out on the 100m hurdles at Santry on Sunday sparking worries over her fitness.

From The42 Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France Le Tour

Wiggins retains yellow jersey as Olympic road race champion crashes out of Tour de France

The Team Sky cyclist finished in the main pack to keep his lead intact while Thibaut Pinot won the eighth stage.

From The42 Ryan Giggs named as Team GB captain for the Olympics London 2012

Ryan Giggs named as Team GB captain for the Olympics

The 38-year-old has won 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League crowns.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Tori Pena 22 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Tori Pena

The US-born pole vaulter will be Ireland’s first ever representative in the event at this year’s Games.

From The42 Olympics more exciting than Wimbledon - Peng London 2012

Olympics more exciting than Wimbledon - Peng

After getting knocked out yesterday, China’s number three is looking forward to her return to SW19.

From The42 Phelps will settle for seven golds at Olympics Modest

Phelps will settle for seven golds at Olympics

The US athlete’s coach has announced that he won’t swim the 200m freestyle in London.

From The42 Flying Felix: Allyson clocks sixth fastest 200m in history Form Guide

Flying Felix: Allyson clocks sixth fastest 200m in history

Only Marion Jones, Merlen Ottey and Flo-Jo have gone quicker than 21.69 seconds.

From The42 VIDEO: The Corrigan Brothers' new song is dedicated to Katie Taylor London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: The Corrigan Brothers' new song is dedicated to Katie Taylor

You know the Olympics aren’t far away when tunes about athletes are being released.

From The42 London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley Contenders

London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley

The US Olympic trials came to a climax yesterday as the world record holder was knocked back into second.

From The42 London Calling: New programme follows Olympic hopefuls 2012 Olympics

London Calling: New programme follows Olympic hopefuls

RTE will begin screening the documentary next Tuesday, June 18.

From The42 Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver Bling

Sycerika McMahon on the Olympic radar as she wins European silver

The 17-year-old swimmer was very impressive in securing second place in the 50m Breaststroke final at the Euro Championships.

From The42 In form: Morrison signals Olympic intent in Madrid London 2012

In form: Morrison signals Olympic intent in Madrid

The Derry native fought back impressively to claim second at the ITU World Series event.

From The42 Able-bodied athletes have no beef with me, says Pistorius Blade Runner

Able-bodied athletes have no beef with me, says Pistorius

The 25-year-old runs with carbon-fibre artifical ‘blades’ and was cleared to compete at top level in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics but says UK won't host him Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics but says UK won't host him

Ahmadinejad’s remarks could be interpreted as a snub to his conservative hard-line opponents in parliament who oppose restoring ties with Britain.

From The42 Olympic flame lighting rehearsal goes off 'without a hitch' in Greece London 2012

Olympic flame lighting rehearsal goes off 'without a hitch' in Greece

The flame – which will visit Dublin next month – will be lit in a ceremony tomorrow.

From The42 It's official: Snow Patrol to headline Olympic concert CONFIRMED

It's official: Snow Patrol to headline Olympic concert

The Northern Irish band will be joined by the likes of Duran Duran and Paolo Nutini at the opening ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie Disruption on London Tube 'not caused by tunnel collapse' London

Disruption on London Tube 'not caused by tunnel collapse'

The Bakerloo line service from north to south London had been partially suspended due an obstruction on the line.

From The42 Picture perfect: Your impressive public relations image of the day... London 2012

Picture perfect: Your impressive public relations image of the day...

Irish gymnastics hopeful Kieran Behan shows what he can do as his new London 2012 sponsorship deal is announced.

From The42 Beckham survives latest Olympic cut Olden Balls

Beckham survives latest Olympic cut

The 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder remains hopeful of representing Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games.

From The42 Not there yet: Semenya still short of Olympic standard London 2012

Not there yet: Semenya still short of Olympic standard

The former 800 meter World Champion defended her South African title yesterday, but is still outside the required time for London.

From The42 The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics Swim Star

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics

Wexord swimmer looks to build on her silver medal at the European Championships with a strong showing at London 2012