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#Olympic Games

From The42 Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup Planning

Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup

Hosting the competition in November would mean the club seasons would have to be postponed for over a month.

From The42 Rory McIlroy set to 'reconsider' Olympics position Procrastination

Rory McIlroy set to 'reconsider' Olympics position

The golfer said the reaction to his suggestion that he feels “more British than Irish” left him with much to contemplate.

From The42 Rory McIlroy: 'I've always felt more British than Irish' Rio 2016

Rory McIlroy: 'I've always felt more British than Irish'

The newly-crowned BMW Championship winner will have to nail his colours to the mast ahead of golf’s debut at the Rio Olympics.

From The42 Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated Tribute

Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated

The campaigners are hoping that plans will be put in place for a monument paying tribute to the Bray native.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From The42 Farah savours fans' reaction on track return Comeback

Farah savours fans' reaction on track return

The British athlete triumphed in the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League today.

From The42 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.

From The42 London 2012 unveiled quality of women's boxing to the world - Taylor Trailblazer

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.

From The42 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.

From The42 There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan Interview

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.

From The42 Reward: Marathon winner Kiprotich promised new house for parents Uganda

Reward: Marathon winner Kiprotich promised new house for parents

The 23-year-old was also presented with €65,000 and a promotion in his job as a prison warden. Not bad for just over two hours work.

From The42 Remember that, eh... gorgeous jacket Ken Egan wore during the Olympics? Temple Street

Remember that, eh... gorgeous jacket Ken Egan wore during the Olympics?

Well now you can buy it in a charity auction. It’s signed and it’s for a worthy cause.

From The42 Man in court for spying on Chinese swimmers Peeping Tom

Man in court for spying on Chinese swimmers

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

From TheJournal.ie Katie's tears: 'Unbelievable' Bray homecoming overwhelms Olympic star In Pictures This post contains images

Katie's tears: 'Unbelievable' Bray homecoming overwhelms Olympic star

Olympic boxers Adam Nolan and Katie Taylor were given a rousing welcome home in Bray yesterday evening.

From The42 Treacy: 'The government have provided very significant funds over the last four years and we hope that will continue' Reflections

Treacy: 'The government have provided very significant funds over the last four years and we hope that will continue'

The CEO also hit back at critics of the Irish athletes’ efforts.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Sometimes the medals go to those who want them the most Conjecture

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.

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony London 2012 This post contains videos

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony

Giant octopuses, Russell Brand, children bursting out of John Lennon’s face… It was a long night.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics?

The London 2012 Olympics have been haired as one of the most successful Games in modern history – but are you going to watch the Paralympics when it kicks off?

From The42 Natalya Coyle delighted with top 10 finish in Women's Modern Pentathlon Fencing

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

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

From The42 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.

From The42 Steady on, Des: It's the sporting Tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

Steady on, Des: It's the sporting Tweets of the week

A footballer ponders one of the great questions and the nation honours the great pugilists.

From The42 'Game seven': USA ready to take home basketball gold Medal Match

'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.

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 15 Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 15

Would another gold be too much to ask for? We had all the action from the penultimate day of the Olympics, including John Joe Nevin’s quest for boxing gold.

From The42 Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish Reaction

Reynolds 'absolutely delighted' with top 20 finish

The Irish athlete said she was relieved, after a series of injuries threatened to derail her Olympic hopes.

From The42 BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation London 2012

BBC sued over boxing 'cash for medals' allegation

The broadcaster last night repeated claims that the AIBA accepted a $10M bribe to arrange gold medals for Azerbaijan.

From The42 Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale 37.04

Sprint finish: Bolt not concerned with WR for track finale

“We’re just going to go out there and enjoy ourselves and run as fast as possible.” Seems like a solid plan.

From The42 London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games? Boom!

London 2012: Is this the quote of the Games?

We just love the honesty of USA’s 17-year-old boxing champion.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny Preview

Olympic Breakfast: John Joe Nevin awaits moment of destiny

Check out all you need to know about Day 15 of the Olympics, including proof that Ireland are topping the only medal table that counts (sort of).

From The42 Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap Highlights

Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap

Hope you have some fingernails left – another gold medal bout awaits.

From The42 Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud' Interview

Joanne Cuddihy: 'I think our team should be proud and Ireland should be proud'

She was speaking after 4x400m Relay this evening.

From The42 As it happened: London 2012, Day 14 Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012, Day 14

Stretch out those weary muscles, we’re about to do it all over again.

From The42 Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium Rio 2016

Tainted legacy? Olympic organisers defend use of Havelange Stadium

João Havelange is the former FIFA president now at the heart of a bribery scandal.

From The42 Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul Cool Running

Speed kings... and queens: Jamaica target another medal haul

The Caribbean island’s fastest men and women will be in action in their respective 4x100 metre events tonight

From The42 Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it' Future Plans

Taylor: 'If someone offers me a contract for professional boxing, I'll have to consider it'

The Irish boxer also thanked Sonia O’Sullivan for inspiring her.

From The42 No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing Destiny

No stopping her now: Taylor has 'no intentions' of stepping away from boxing

The Olympic lightweight champion joked that she could fight on for another decade.

From The42 US relay runner Mitchell breaks leg in race Injury

US relay runner Mitchell breaks leg in race

The athlete showed remarkable courage to finish his race despite suffering the injury this evening.

From The42 Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap London 2012

Olympic Village: Day 13, wrap

Lucky for some…

From TheJournal.ie Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win Katie Taylor This post contains videos

Video: Crowds in Bray reacts to Katie's gold medal win

A massive crowd gathered in the 26-year-old’s home town of Bray to watch the fight… and they weren’t disappointed.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha In Full Flight

Ailis McSweeney: All hail Taylor... and Rudisha

The Bray woman’s heroics will be difficult to follow, but David Rudisha and Usain Bolt are fitting closers to a sensational day.

From The42 Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before' Reaction

Katie Taylor: 'I've dreamed of this moment so many times before'

The boxer also described how she was “so nervous all day” ahead of the fight.