The year 2012 has been incredible for Irish athletes across all sports and Irish sports in general. We have been through unbelievable highs and devastating lows; we’ve lifted trophies in every corner of the world; and lifted the far more important ones much closer to home. In this post, we will be looking at all the sporting highs for Ireland in the last 12 months.
World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy has attempted to quash speculation over his allegiance for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Now, I’m a girl that loves my reunions. I was at Pulp’s show at Electric Picnic last year having an out-of-body experience to “Common People”. I was bopping round my room to Blur at the Brit Awards. And I was downright devastated when bad weather stopped my beloved Kylie and Jason performing together once more in Hyde Park. But I don’t think I’ve ever been happier about a reunion than I have about the Spice Girls.
In honour of Katie Taylor’s match later today, we chart her rise to Olympic athlete. By Emma Kelly and Alex Rathe
Our girl is going for gold today. Whether she wins or loses, celebrate Katie with these whoopie-pie, whoop-ass cupcakes.
Usain Bolt cemented his place in Olympic history by retaining his 100 metres title.
Usain Bolt ran to glory last night and solidified his title as fastest man in the world by winning the 100m gold. For those of you who didn’t witness the history, check out the lego version of his win.
The sixth World Record of the London Olympics was set on Thursday night at the Aquatics Centre. American Rebecca Soni became the first women to break the 2 minute 20 second barrier for the Women’s 200m Breaststroke by swimming a 2.19.59.
Da ‘Lympics: a challenge of strength, determination and perseverance. Athletes are pitted against one another in battles which enthral us lesser humans. The super-humans work tirelessly all their lives to compete in the games. But as perfect as the human body can become, the human spirit cannot always be stopped from being its strange and wonderful self. The first winner of the games in 776BCE was Corobus, a naked man. From 1912 to 1948, artists could compete in painting, sculpture, architecture, music and literature. No women competed in 1896 because [...]
Thousands of athletes are keeping their fans around the world up to date as the Olympics continue this week, but which athletes are the most followed? Alex Rathke finds out.
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