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Olympics Day 13 - Boxing

Irish boxer Katie Taylor carries her adoring nation's hopes not only for her unquestioned skill but also because of the taint that hangs over Ireland's last gold medals, the three won in 1996 by swimmer Michelle Smith, who was later suspended in a doping controversy.

It takes more than gold to make a hero

Many of London's medallists will see success rewarded with money and glory in their home countries, but just as many have won hearts and lifted spirits with their determination, dignity or sheer hard luck.(Reuters)