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Going for gold: reliving Northern Ireland's ten most memorable moments at the Olympics

 

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Golden girl: Lady Mary Peters en route to success at the 1972 Munich Games

Golden girl: Lady Mary Peters en route to success at the 1972 Munich Games

Golden girl: Lady Mary Peters en route to success at the 1972 Munich Games

In more straightforward times, this weekend would have marked the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the city having prepared to play host for a second time having also been home to the 1964 Games.

Held in October back then to avoid the high humidity of Japan's summer, the stars were the likes of Ann Packer, Joe Frazier and Bob Hayes, while Belfast boxer Jim McCourt won bronze after losing a controversial decision in the semi-finals.

McCourt's medal is just one of a host of memorable moments from Northern Ireland competitors at the Olympics.