I take it as a compliment that people think I’ve failed this year – Max Whitlock

I take it as a compliment that people think I’ve failed this year – Max Whitlock

The double Olympic champion will compete at the World Championships in Doha.

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Usain Bolt offer requires ‘third party contribution’ – Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt offer requires ‘third party contribution’ – Central Coast Mariners

The multiple gold medal-winning Olympian scored twice in a recent friendly match.

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Olympics costs come in €463m under budget

Olympics costs come in €463m under budget

The cost of the London 2012 Games has come in at £377m (€463m) under budget, according to government figures released today.

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Jamaica honours Olympic and Paralympic heroes

Jamaica honours Olympic and Paralympic heroes

Thousands of Jamaicans have packed the Caribbean island's national arena to honour the Caribbean island's Olympians and Paralympians.

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Mel C open to another Spice Girls reunion

Mel C open to another Spice Girls reunion

Mel C has not ruled out another Spice Girls reunion after the excitement of performing with the band at the Olympics.

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Olympics credited for fall in UK unemployment

Olympics credited for fall in UK unemployment

The Olympics is thought to have helped drive a further fall in UK unemployment after another leap in the number of people in work, official figures showed today.

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Parents sue US gold medallist Madison, claiming she spread lies about them

Parents sue US gold medallist Madison, claiming she spread lies about them

The parents of Olympic gold medallist Tianna Madison have sued her, saying she spread stories they had been selfish and bullying and cheated her financially.

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Farah: I'll stay motivated

Farah: I'll stay motivated

Mo Farah is adamant he will not let his focus waver, despite his elevation to sporting super-stardom.

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Farah back in family fold

Farah back in family fold

Olympic hero Mo Farah was back in London with his wife Tania and new-born twin daughters this morning after savouring the adulation of an adoring crowd on his return to the track.

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FEI president hails 'best ever Olympics'

FEI president hails 'best ever Olympics'

London 2012 has been hailed as “the best ever” Olympics for equestrian sport.

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Paralympians prepare for training camp

Paralympians prepare for training camp

Ireland's 49 Paralympians travel to Portugal today for their pre-games training camp.

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Noel Gallagher: Olympics organisers 'asked me to mime at closing ceremony'

Noel Gallagher: Olympics organisers 'asked me to mime at closing ceremony'

Noel Gallagher has claimed he turned down an invitation to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony after being asked to mime.

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Team Ireland to be honoured in Dublin

Team Ireland to be honoured in Dublin

Two official homecoming ceremonies for Team Ireland are to take place in Dublin today.

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Man who spied female swimmers may escape jail

Man who spied female swimmers may escape jail

A man who tried to spy on female members of the Chinese Olympic swimming team has been told he could be spared jail.

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Hundreds turn out to welcome Barnes and Conlan home

Hundreds turn out to welcome Barnes and Conlan home

Hundreds of people have turned out in Belfast city centre to welcome home two of Ireland's Olympic champions.

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Nevin: Means a lot to represent culture

Nevin: Means a lot to represent culture

John Joe Nevin says he will always stay true to his Traveller roots.

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Difficult for Ireland to compete in athletics, says Bolt's agent

Usain Bolt's agent has said that Ireland needs to attract young people into athletics to compete better on the world stage.

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Mullingar to change local currency to honour Nevin win

Mullingar to change local currency to honour Nevin win

Mullingar will redesign its own currency to honour local man John Joe Nevin's success at the Olympics.

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'Dream come true' as Nevin brings sliver home to Mullingar

'Dream come true' as Nevin brings sliver home to Mullingar

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has described his homecoming reception in Mullingar as a 'dream come true'.

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Belfast boxers pay tribute to fans

Belfast boxers pay tribute to fans

Medal-winning boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan returned to Belfast tonight to a rapturous reception from supporters and family and thanked the fans for urging them on to glory.

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Four Congo Olympics delegates missing

Four members of Congo’s Olympics delegation have gone missing in London, a UN-run radio station has said.

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Thousands welcome Taylor home in Bray

Thousands welcome Taylor home in Bray

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Bray and filled the seafront to see Ireland's Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor.

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Team Ireland reunited with families

Team Ireland reunited with families

There have been emotional scenes at Dublin Airport on Team Ireland's return from the London 2012 Olympic games.

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Homecoming Taylor flies the flag as Hickey denies rift

Homecoming Taylor flies the flag as Hickey denies rift

Olympic gold medal boxer Katie Taylor flew a Tricolour from the front of a plane as Team Ireland arrived home from London 2012.

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Taoiseach hails Team Ireland as they arrive in Dublin

Taoiseach hails Team Ireland as they arrive in Dublin

Team Ireland has arrived home at Dublin Airport to cheers and celebrations from their family members.

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Beady Eye frontman parties into early hours with Spice Girls

Beady Eye frontman parties into early hours with Spice Girls

Liam Gallagher partied "until the break of dawn" with the Spice Girls after the Olympic closing ceremony.

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Katie to decide future after break

Katie to decide future after break

Team Ireland gold medal winner Katie Taylor has said she will take a break before deciding where her future lies.

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Interview raises hopes of Bolt visit to Donegal

Interview raises hopes of Bolt visit to Donegal

Speculation is mounting that triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will visit Donegal in the coming months.

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Taylor boards plane bound for Dublin

Taylor boards plane bound for Dublin

Ireland's boxing gold medal-winner Katie Taylor has boarded a flight from Heathrow on its way to Dublin Airport.

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Rogge: Happy and glorious Games

Rogge: Happy and glorious Games

The London 2012 Olympics closed last night with IOC president Jacques Rogge proclaiming: “These were happy and glorious Games.”

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We lit up the world, says Coe

We lit up the world, says Coe

Seb Coe hailed the London 2012 Olympics a big success today and said thank you during the nation’s final farewell to the Games.

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Officials agree games celebration

Officials agree games celebration

Sports chiefs and councils officials have finally agreed with athletes on an Olympics homecoming in Dublin city centre.

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Coyle takes ninth in Modern Pentathlon final

Coyle takes ninth in Modern Pentathlon final

A good performance by 21 year-old Meath athlete Natalya Coyle saw her take ninth place overall in the Women's Modern Pentathlon in London today, her first ever Olympic bid.

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United States basketballers win gold after stern test from Spain

United States basketballers win gold after stern test from Spain

United States 107 Spain 100
The United States overcame some fierce resistance from Spain to land their fifth basketball gold in six Olympic Games since the start of the 'Dream Team' era.

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Tracey: Investment needed for future Irish Olympians

Tracey: Investment needed for future Irish Olympians

The Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council John Tracey has said that investment is the key to getting a medal return in high-performance competitions.

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O’Sullivan: Medal winners' homecoming should not have been assumed

O’Sullivan: Medal winners' homecoming should not have been assumed

Team Ireland’s chef de mission Sonia O’Sullivan was not consulted when initial plans were being made for a medal winners’ homecoming, it has emerged.

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Katie Taylor didn't deserve win, says Russian Sports Minister

Katie Taylor didn't deserve win, says Russian Sports Minister

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has today questioned the judging at the London Olympics, specifically Katie Taylor’s 10-8 win over Russia’s Sofya Ochigava in the women’s boxing final on Thursday.

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Kenneally 57th as Kiprotich takes surprise marathon victory

Kenneally 57th as Kiprotich takes surprise marathon victory

Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich stunned the Kenyan challenge to clinch a surprise Olympic gold medal in the marathon event today.

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O'Sullivan 'so proud' of Team Ireland

O'Sullivan 'so proud' of Team Ireland

Chef d'equipe Sonia O'Sullivan has paid tribute Team Ireland's medal haul at the London Olympics.

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No role for OCI in future planning of Olympic homecomings

No role for OCI in future planning of Olympic homecomings

The Olympic Council of Ireland has said it will have no official role in the planning of any future public event to honour Ireland's Olympic athletes.

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Town prepares to welcome Nevin home

Town prepares to welcome Nevin home

Officials in John Joe Nevin's home town have insisted a red carpet celebration of his Olympic success was never in doubt.

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Brillian Bolt clinches relay gold for Jamaica

Brillian Bolt clinches relay gold for Jamaica

Usain Bolt brought the track action at London 2012 to a fittingly brilliant close tonight, anchoring the Jamaican 4x100m relay team to gold in a new world record.

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Nevin secures silver for Ireland

Nevin secures silver for Ireland

John Joe Nevin has won a silver medal in the bantamweight boxing at the Olympics.

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Double delight for Farah

Double delight for Farah

Britain’s Mo Farah tonight won his second gold medal of London 2012 with a thrilling victory in the 5,000 metres on the final night of athletics action.

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Loughnane and Reynolds break personal and season's best times

Loughnane and Reynolds break personal and season's best times

Olive Loughnane and Laura Reynolds have continued the good news for Irish athletes in the walking events today.

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FIFA charge Korea player over flag in Olympic game

FIFA charge Korea player over flag in Olympic game

FIFA have charged a South Korea player after he displayed a flag with a political message during his side’s bronze medal win over Japan in Cardiff.

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Brazil denied Olympic title by Mexico

Brazil denied Olympic title by Mexico

Brazil 1 Mexico 2
Brazil’s Olympic curse struck again today as Mexico secured arguably the greatest triumph in their history by winning London 2012 gold at Wembley.

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CAS reject Russia sailing appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have rejected Russia’s appeal against the decision to declare Spain winner of yesterday’s women’s match racing semi-final.

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Syrian runner disqualified for doping

Syrian athlete Ghfran Almouhamad has been disqualified from the Olympic Games after failing a drugs test, the International Olympic Committee have announced.

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Mixed emotions as Heffernan finishes fourth

There were mixed emotions for Cork’s Robert Heffernan after he finished in fourth position in the men’s 50km walk at the London Olympics this morning.

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McKeever accepts 'Bolt of the water' comparison

Britain’s Ed McKeever said he finally deserves comparisons with the fastest man in the world after winning gold in the 200m sprint kayak.

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Daley through to diving final

Daley through to diving final

Tom Daley bounced back from the shock of his near-exit last night to qualify for the final of the men’s platform.

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Fourth for Heffernan in 50km walk

Robert Heffernan has finished fourth in the 50km walk at the Olympics, knocking almost eight minutes of the previous national record.

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Taylor's story may become film

Taylor's story may become film

Katie Taylor's journey from a dilapidated rural gym to Olympic boxing champion could be set for the big screen.

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Canoeist McKeever adds to GB golden haul as Jezierski wins B final

Canoeist McKeever adds to GB golden haul as Jezierski wins B final

A canoeist dubbed “the Usain Bolt of the water” claimed another gold medal for Britain today.

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Olympic homecoming put on hold

Olympic homecoming put on hold

The expected homecoming celebrations next week for Ireland's Olympic heros have been postponed.

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Campbell ready for Nevin

Campbell ready for Nevin

Ireland's John Joe Nevin and Great Britain's Luke Campbell will resume one of the most intense and engrossing rivalries in amateur boxing today when they fight for Olympic bantamweight gold at the ExCeL Arena at 8.45pm.

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Conlan and Barnes add to Ireland’s historic Olympic medal tally

Conlan and Barnes add to Ireland’s historic Olympic medal tally

The youngest member of Team Ireland, Michael Conlan, has added to Ireland’s historic Olympic medal tally tonight.

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Nevin takes inspiration from Taylor

Nevin takes inspiration from Taylor

John Joe Nevin is hoping to emulate compatriot Katie Taylor with Olympic gold after seeing off world champion Estrada Alvarez to reach the final of the men’s bantamweight division.

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Nevin through to Olympic final

Nevin through to Olympic final

John Joe Nevin will fight for gold in the men's Olympic bantamweight final after defeating Cuba's Alvarez Estrada 19-14 in his semi-final at the ExCel arena.

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