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#Olympics 2012

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement
# Report
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# Report

Russian sports ministry denies state doping involvement

Dec 9th 2016, 6:51 PM 1,603 Views 1 Comment

The widespread doping alleged by the McLaren report was not the result of a state initiative, according to Russia’s Ministry of Sport.

It's Your Usain Bolt Riding A Rocket Picture Of The Day
# Sky Rockets In Flight
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# Sky Rockets In Flight

It's Your Usain Bolt Riding A Rocket Picture Of The Day

Jul 26th 2013, 7:37 PM 2,566 Views 3 Comments

The Olympic 100m champ sure knows how to make an entrance.

Pictures and video: The 8 weirdest moments from the Olympics closing ceremony
# London 2012
# London 2012

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

Aug 13th 2012, 9:56 AM 17,616 Views 39 Comments

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

Olympic Tube stations hit by cleaners strike
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# Strike

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
# Whoops
# Whoops

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

Aug 8th 2012, 10:02 AM 3,777 Views 8 Comments

Somebody will be apologising fulsomely this morning.

Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Seven Cameroon athletes abandon London's Olympic village

Aug 7th 2012, 4:31 PM 11,975 Views 33 Comments

Five boxers, one swimmer and a footballer have all disappeared from the athletes’ facilities in Stratford.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10
# London 2012
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# London 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10

Aug 6th 2012, 5:40 PM 19,835 Views 16 Comments

It was Day Ten of London 2012 as Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy looked to add to Ireland’s medal haul from this Olympic games.

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower
# Bottlegate
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# Bottlegate

'Poetic justice' for bottle thrower

Aug 6th 2012, 4:35 PM 1,887 Views 0 Comments

Sebastian Coe said it was ‘poetic justice’ that the man who threw a bottle at the 100m sprinters was sitting next to a Dutch judo star.

Poll: Have you been enjoying the Olympics so far?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Have you been enjoying the Olympics so far?

Aug 6th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,389 Views 69 Comments

We’re more than halfway through the London 2012 Games. What do you make of it so far?

Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Fan arrested for abusing cyclist's parents

Aug 3rd 2012, 2:43 PM 1,390 Views 1 Comment

Aussie rider, Kaarle McCulloch’s mother Karen and step-father Ken Bates reportedly faced a stream of insults during a dramatic evening at the Velodrome.

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

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

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:26 AM 15,877 Views 25 Comments

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

Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold
# Sprint
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# Sprint

Greene tipping Blake for 100m gold

Aug 3rd 2012, 8:16 AM 780 Views 0 Comments

Greene, who won the 100m at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, believes Bolt does not have the technique to overcome Blake.

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Australian rower Booth arrested, then faints and bangs his head

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:10 PM 1,340 Views 0 Comments

“He was detained by the police last night for damage to a shop front,” Australian team chief said today.

Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian ever, right? Wrong, says Seb Coe

Aug 1st 2012, 7:08 PM 1,737 Views 7 Comments

“I could throw out a whole series of names. I could throw out Steve Redgrave. I could throw out domestically Daley Thompson.”

London 2012: Swimming chiefs condemn Ye 'doping' speculation
# Swimming
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# Swimming

London 2012: Swimming chiefs condemn Ye 'doping' speculation

Aug 1st 2012, 6:54 PM 660 Views 0 Comments

Ye took five seconds off her personal best and a second off Stephanie Rice’s world record in the 400 IM prompting observers to question the performance.

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Teenager arrested over Twitter abuse of Team GB star Tom Daley

Jul 31st 2012, 8:24 AM 18,700 Views 53 Comments

Police in Dorset have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the abuse aimed at the Olympic diver

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Opening ceremony hospital beds to be donated to Tunisia

Jul 30th 2012, 10:05 AM 6,319 Views 6 Comments

The 320 beds will have all lights and wiring removed before they are donated to hospitals in Tunisia.

Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012
# Injury
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# Injury

Paula Radcliffe ruled out of London 2012

Jul 29th 2012, 4:00 PM 1,215 Views 3 Comments

The 38-year-old will not compete in her home Olympics after failing to overcome a foot injury.

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

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap
# Round-Up
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# Round-Up

Olympic Village: Day One, wrap

Jul 28th 2012, 10:23 PM 8,973 Views 8 Comments

A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.

Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves
# Brucie Bonus
# Brucie Bonus

Pics, videos: Bruce Forsyth carries Olympic torch, busts several moves

Jul 27th 2012, 9:21 AM 6,241 Views 10 Comments

“Nice to see you, to see you, nice…”

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?

Jul 26th 2012, 10:22 AM 3,487 Views 33 Comments

A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?

Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet'
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Greece Olympian Papachristou expelled for 'racist Tweet'

Jul 25th 2012, 5:21 PM 21,208 Views 86 Comments

Triple jumper Voula Papachristou has paid the price for an ill-advised joke on the social media website.

Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Olympic mood will determine London Eye colour

Jul 20th 2012, 6:40 PM 3,686 Views 5 Comments

The reaction to each day of the Games on Twitter will dictate the look of the iconic London landmark. Let’s hope it’s green.

Celebrate the Olympics! Enjoy a traditional British drink of... Guinness
# Hey That's Ours
# Hey That's Ours

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

Jul 20th 2012, 11:19 AM 12,614 Views 53 Comments

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

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem
# Whoops
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# Whoops

Olympic torchbearer gets tattoo to celebrate... but there's just one problem

Jul 19th 2012, 11:44 AM 13,896 Views 21 Comments

Ah, the Oylmpics. Nothing like ‘em.

Tourism ad tells Londoners: Flee your country, come to Ireland
# Get Outta There
# Get Outta There

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

Jul 18th 2012, 12:56 PM 9,060 Views 27 Comments

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

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Olympics?

Jul 14th 2012, 10:51 AM 5,529 Views 55 Comments

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?

Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Games legend lights up Stonehenge with Olympic torch visit

Jul 12th 2012, 1:16 PM 376 Views 0 Comments

“This is great — winning an Olympic gold medal is great,” said the multiple gold medal winner this morning.

Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract
# Good News
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# Good News

Irish company sending 15 buses to London after winning Olympics contract

Jul 8th 2012, 3:23 PM 10,798 Views 36 Comments

Thirty of the drivers from Matthews Coach Hire are also on their way to London for the duration of the games.

London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower
# Priceless
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# Priceless

London 2012: Olympic medals locked away in Tower

Jul 5th 2012, 1:17 PM 412 Views 0 Comments

If Katie, Derval and the rest of the Irish want a medal, they’ll have to do it the slightly harder way. Because they’re in with the crown jewels now.

Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title
# On Your Bike
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# On Your Bike

Brammeier puts Olympic disappointment aside to win third consecutive nationals title

Jun 25th 2012, 10:28 AM 370 Views 2 Comments

The Omega Pharma Quick Step rider beat Nicolas Roche by five seconds in Clonmel yesterday.

Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer
# Fast Forward
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# Fast Forward

Bolt aiming for 9.40 seconds in London this summer

May 22nd 2012, 3:54 PM 327 Views 0 Comments

“To run 9.40 would be a great feat so I’m definitely going to push myself to do my best and if 9.40 is possible, I’ll be the one to do it.”

Torch factory workers can see the light
# London 2012
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# London 2012

Torch factory workers can see the light

Apr 26th 2012, 8:52 AM 184 Views 0 Comments

Approximately 110 torches a day will be carried through 1000 communities in a 70-day relay leading up to the Olympics’ opening ceremony.

O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce
# London 2012
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# London 2012

O’Neill: Ward will be back in 2016, but the clock is ticking for Joyce

Apr 19th 2012, 9:12 AM 514 Views 0 Comments

Olympic boxing hopeful Darren O’Neill has been keeping a close eye on his fellow countrymen at this week’s final qualifying tournament in Trabzon, Turkey.

Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe
# Mind The Gap
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# Mind The Gap

Hard work not over yet for London, says Coe

Apr 18th 2012, 6:44 PM 107 Views 0 Comments

The former middle distance runner has called for potential protestors to avoid ruining the dreams of athletes who have worked all their lives for Olympic success.

Mind the gap: London transport up to Olympic challenge
# Olympics
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# Olympics

Mind the gap: London transport up to Olympic challenge

Apr 18th 2012, 7:10 AM 2,211 Views 10 Comments

There’ll be up to an extra three million trips on London’s public transport network per day during the Olympics in July and August.

5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012...
# All Winners
# All Winners

5 alternative 'Olympics' to attend in 2012...

Apr 9th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,898 Views 1 Comment

… And one that might happen yet…

Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over
# Damp Squib
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# Damp Squib

Thorpedoed: Aussie swimming great's pool comeback all but over

Mar 16th 2012, 11:07 AM 445 Views 0 Comments

“The fairytale has descended into a nightmare,” said the Australian swimming legend.

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