London 2012 News


January 11, 2022
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARIS 2024 TICKETS On the 1 December 2022, those interested in purchasing tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are encouraged to register for the chance to be drawn for the first ticket phase. The Organising Committee are introducing a new ticketing system, with the aim of supporting the slogan […]

Olympic Medal Presentation for Rob Heffernan

November 3, 2016
On 3rd November 2016, at 7-00pm Rob was presented with his London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medal in the Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork. The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Des Cahill and the medal was presented by Acting President of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O'Brien. It was a tremendous occasion for Olympic Sport […]

London 2012 Anniversary

July 26, 2013
One year on since Team Ireland produced its best results since the Melbourne Games in 1956, work continues behind the scenes to assist the National Federations, there athletes and support staff in their quest to be the best they can at European , World and Olympic Level. Ireland finished in the top 41 of 204 Nations who competed […]

Olympic Debrief Report Published

March 14, 2013
The 2012 Olympic Games debrief documents report a marked improvement in the performance of the Irish team over recent Games and a general consensus that the management of performance sport has progressed substantially since 2008. The Debrief was prepared by UK-based consultants Knight Kavanagh Page on behalf of the Irish Sports Council. It carried out […]

Dublin City Council presented with Torch

February 6, 2013
The Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí was presented by our President Pat Hickey with an Olympic Torch at City Hall in Dublin yesterday for their tremendous assistance during the visit of the Torch on 6th June to Dublin. Pat Hickey advised that “The welcome that Dubliners gave to the arrival of the Olympic Torch in our […]

Electric Ireland wins two awards for Team Ireland sponsorship

December 7, 2012
  ELECTRIC IRELAND WINS TWO AWARDS AT THE IRISH SPONSORSHIP AWARDS   BEST SPORTS SPONSOSHSIP & BEST USE OF TV   Electric Ireland was awarded ‘Best Sports Sponsorship’’ and ‘Best Use of TV’ for its sponsorship of Team Ireland for the London Olympics 2012 at the inaugural Irish Sponsorship Awards on 5th December at the […]

London 2012 Games highlights

September 18, 2012
London 2012 video highlights available from the IOC website on  

Dealing with the post Games period

August 28, 2012
The Institute of Sport has initiated their post-Games support process through the Institute’s Athlete Performance Transition Programme. Through the London 2012 Technical Group partnership with the OCI, the programme was available in the Olympic Village for those who wished to have an initial debriefing prior to returning home. It works by offering a series of […]

Team Ireland

August 22, 2012
Team Ireland produced its best results since the Melbourne Games in 1956. Many agencies are involved behind the scenes  all trying to assist the National Federations , there athletes and support staff in their quest to be the best they can at European , World and Olympic Level. Ireland finished in the top 41 of […]

Nevin v Campbell at 20.45pm

August 11, 2012
Britain’s Luke Campbell and Ireland’s John Joe Nevin will resume one of the most intense and engrossing rivalries in amateur boxing today when they fight for Olympic bantamweight gold at ExCel arena. The pair have set up a showdown that had seemed likely since the 56kg draw was made. Nevin won their first  contest at the […]

Heffernan "gutted" with 4th place

August 11, 2012
Robert Heffernan of Togher Athletic Club  delivered a stunningly brilliant performance in London this morning when finishing fourth in the men’s 50km Olympic Race Walk in 3:37.54, a time that shattered his own Irish record. The race was won by Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia in 3:35.59, an Olympic record and Heffernan’s fourth place finishing time […]

Jezierski wins C1 200m final

August 11, 2012
Andrzej Jezierski won the C1 200m B final at London 2012, leaving him in ninth position overall at the Games. Jerzierski won the final in a time of 44.041, ahead of Vadim Menkov of Uzbekistan in 44.168. Attila Vajda of Hugary was third. There are no medals on offer for the B final, but Jezierski […]

P and G celebrate Olympic Success

August 11, 2012
Team Ireland's Katie Taylor, who won a gold medal for boxing in the women's light 60kg division, with her mother Bridget, at a celebration for Katie Taylor on behalf of P&G London. P and G along with the Olympic Council of Ireland and Electric Ireland have invested in the athlete family ticketing programme to add […]

Season's best for relay team

August 11, 2012
A season’s best time of 3:30.55 was not enough to advance the Irish women’s 4 X 400m Relay Team into the Olympic  final and the Irish quartet of Marian Heffernan, Joanne Cuddihy, Jessie Barr and Michelle Carey finished sixth of eight countries in the second of two qualifying rounds won by the USA in 3:22.09. […]

Cuban defeats Conlan

August 11, 2012
Ireland's Michael Conlan was beaten in his Olympic flyweight semi-final bout, losing 20-10 to the classy Cuban Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana. Conlan battled bravely, always looking to come forward and take the fight to his opponent but he struggled against the watertight defence of Carrazana, who used his superior hand speed to pick off the Belfast […]

Barnes historic win

August 9, 2012
Paddy Barnes has become the first Irish boxer - and only the second Irish sportsperson - to win medals at separate Olympic Games after he beat India's Devendro Singh Laishram in their light flyweight quarter-final. A win against Laishram guarantees the Belfast fighter at least a bronze medal at this year’s Olympics. In what was […]

Taylor into Olympic Final

August 8, 2012
Katie Taylor is through to the women's Olympic lightweight final after a 17-9 win over Mavzuna Chorieva this afternoon. Taylor guaranteed at least a silver medal with a comfortable victory over the Tajikistani boxer, winning every round of the semi-final at the ExCel. The Bray boxer took a 3-1 lead in round 1, attacking from […]

Conlan Secures Medal

August 7, 2012
Michael Conlan who can fight orthodox started with a southpaw stance against Nordine Oubaali. The French man appeared to enjoy a slightly better round, unleashing some strong right leads and left hooks. However, the judges scored the round 5-5. Oubaali’s work rate has been truly exceptional, but Conlan has counterpunched brilliantly. It’s delicately poised at 12-12 […]

O'Connor waits

August 6, 2012
Cian O'Connor narrowly failed to qualify for the Olympic show jumping final when his gelding Blue Loyd had three fences down, giving the rider a total of 20 penalties over three qualifying rounds, leaving him as the first reserve for the final. O'Connor will have to wait to see if any of the qualified horses […]

Taylor outstanding

August 6, 2012
The four-time world champion from Bray, Co. Wicklow was roared on to victory by thousands of Irish fans in the ExCel Arena and with Jonas getting the backing of the home fans, it led to a superb atmosphere that was more akin to a football match. Both women came to fight and Liverpool's Jonas also […]

Murphy 4th in Laser Radial

August 6, 2012
Annalise Murphy suffered heartbreak as she narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal in the Laser Radial class after finishing fourth. She went into Monday's decisive double points medal race in third position, but took fifth place in that event to drop out of a medal spot. Murphy, the youngest competitor in the field, had excelled […]

Burnett finishes fourth round

August 6, 2012
Derek Burnett has finished his fourth round in the Men's Trap, scoring 23. That brings him to a tally of 93 out of 100. It leaves him in 27th place behind Michael Diamond. Michael Diamond of Australia has completed all five rounds of the Men's Trap with a perfect score of 125. The standard of […]

O'Rourke into semi final

August 6, 2012
Derval O’Rourke qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 100 metres hurdles at the Olympic stadium in London this morning. The 31 year old Cork woman finished fourth in Heat Four but her time of 12.91 was the fastest of those who did not automatically qualify by finishing in the top three paces in each […]

Nevin medal's for Team Ireland

August 5, 2012
John Joe Nevin has won Ireland's first medal at the London Olympics - a bronze - after his victory over Oscar Valdez Fierro in the bantamweight division quarter-final. Nevin won on a 19-13 scoreline and it sets up a semi-final bout against a the Cuban Lazaro Alvarez Estrada on Friday . Nevin found his range […]

Athlete Family and Friends Tickets

August 5, 2012
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and its sponsors P and G and Electric Ireland's programme of providing tickets free of charge to athletes has been a great success. Its been an innovation which has been important due to the fact that tickets for London have been difficult to access through the normal system. LOCOG and the OCI have […]

Gelana wins Women's Marathon

August 5, 2012
Linda Byrne ran two hours 37 minutes and 13 seconds to finish 66th, three seconds ahead of Ava Hutchinson in 68th. Catriona Jennings was last of the finishers in a time of 3:22:11. Tiki Gelana became the second Ethiopian woman to win marathon gold when she held off Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo to win a soggy […]

Nevin's first up

August 5, 2012
John Joe Nevin goes head to head with Oscar Valdez in a bantamweight quarter-final this evening at the Excel Centre. The Mexican qualified for the last Games at the age of 17 and became the first boxer from his country to take a medal at the world championships, taking a bronze in 2009. Nevin has looked comfortable […]

Irvine's tough schedule

August 5, 2012
Martyn Irvine's hopes of a medal in the men's omnium faded at the Velodrome when he finished the 4km individual pursuit in a time of 4:32.948 for an overall total of 44 points with two events remaining. Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen was quickest and in a time of 4:20.674 at the Velodrome in London, but […]

O'Leary and Burrows tenth

August 5, 2012
The Medal Race in the Men's Star has just finished and Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen came home in front. Peter O'Leary and David Burrows finished tenth, 42 seconds behind the winner. The result of the race is an overall victory for the Swedish team, Loof and Salminen, finishing with a total of 32 points. […]

O'Connor progresses

August 5, 2012
The second qualifier of the show jumping is complete and Cian O'Connor has qualified but Billy Twomey has been eliminated. O'Connor is in a share of 31st place after today's action in Greenwich Park. He will resume the Olympic Final qualification process on Monday. There were a total of 12 clear rounds today.
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