London 2012: Danny Boyle's Opening Spectacle

This is it! Today is the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and as of 9:45pm (GMT) the Summer Games will have begun. People from all corners of the globe have been preparing for this - not just the athletes we've been featuring recently, but organisers and fans. Acclaimed British director Danny Boyle will be beckoning the Games with the final...

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London 2012: Team Ireland Adopts Jezierski In The Sprint Canoe

Another Olympian with his eyes on a medal for Team Ireland is C1 200m sprint canoeist Andrzej Jezierski. Polish by birth, Jezierski opted to compete for the Irish Olympic Team when the opportunity arose. He is an adopted son of Ireland as he lives in Cork and regularly trains at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood. After winning his second Gold...

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London 2012: Sigh Of Relief As O'Rourke Sets Personal Best

Athletes have been flocking into London over the past few days, and the final track events before the Games have taken place. Team Ireland breathed a slight sigh of relief when medal hopeful Derval O'Rourke recorded her best time in the 100 m hurdles at a track meet in Ligano, Italy. One might not be surprised by this, as the athletes have...

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London 2012: Katie Taylor Leads The Fight For Olympic Gold

Katie Taylor is part of the Irish Olympic Boxing team, and the four time World Champion is leading the way in the fight for medals at London 2012. The Irish Boxing team has already come together for intense training session in preparation for the Games. The pressure is on for them, particularly for Katie, who has been leading the way in her...

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Men of Action: Ireland's Olympic Boxing Team Gear Up For The Games

The London Games are only weeks away and teams all over the world are gearing up for this global stage. Ireland is no exception and is proving to be a strong contender this year. Ireland's boxing team has been assembled and are making their final preparations for the games. The team consists of Darren O'Neill, Paddy Barnes, John Joe Nevin, Michael Conlan,...

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