Northern Ireland’s Fantastic Five

BY CONOR MCPARLAND Northern Ireland’s Olympians have secured their highest ever medal tally since the 1956 Melbourne Games. A total of five exceeds the previous Olympic best of three medals acquired in Melbourne.  Representing Team GB, Northern Ireland’s first success came in the form of rowing. Coleraine brothers, Richard and Peter Chambers achieved silver inContinue reading “Northern Ireland’s Fantastic Five”

Golden Girls Excel on Olympic Stage

BY MEGAN JOYCE Strong, brave, heroic are all words typically associated with the male sporting stereotype. However, it is the women of the London 2012 Games who are defining what is really meant by steely determination and true grit. Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Olympics, captured by rowers Helen Glover and Heather StanningContinue reading “Golden Girls Excel on Olympic Stage”

London 2012: Inspire a Generation or Kick Start the Economy?

BY MEGAN JOYCE As the official London Olympic motto seeks to encourage young people across the globe, it appears that the Games are now being highlighted as a strategy for economic development. David Cameron has already announced that “Britain can deliver” on the commercial stage as a result of the Olympics. With a host ofContinue reading “London 2012: Inspire a Generation or Kick Start the Economy?”

Ready, Steady… Go Reclaim Your Seats

BY CONOR MCPARLAND After the initial scramble for London 2012 tickets, the row over ticket availability has erupted once again following the frustrating images of empty seats at ‘sold out’ Olympic venues. The vacant spaces at many major events portrayed a contrasting scene to the opening ceremony which saw the Olympic Stadium packed to itsContinue reading “Ready, Steady… Go Reclaim Your Seats”