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Irish Women : Katie Taylor (born 2 June 1986) is an Irish athlete who specialises in boxing. Boxing and training with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, she is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion in the 60 kg division. Hugely popular in Ireland, she is credited with raising the profile of women's boxing at home and abroad. Regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation, she wore the flag for Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Irish Women : Katie Taylor (born 2 June 1986) is an Irish athlete who specialises in boxing. Boxing and training with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, she is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion in the 60 kg division. Hugely popular in Ireland, she is credited with raising the profile of women's boxing at home and abroad. Regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation, she wore the flag for Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

A flock of Mary Poppins--possibly the coolest thing that happened at the London Olympics.

100 Iconic Photographs From London 2012

A flock of Mary Poppins--possibly the coolest thing that happened at the London Olympics.

Her Majesty the parachute jumper: A performer dressed as The Queen drops into the Olympic stadium

Picture special: Highlights of Danny Boyle's spectacular and explosive Olympics Opening Ceremony

Her Majesty the parachute jumper: A performer dressed as The Queen drops into the Olympic stadium

Olympic Opening Ceremony-London 2012. This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral

Olympic Opening Ceremony-London 2012. This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

London 2012 | Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

London 2012

London 2012 | Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

London 2012 Summer Olympics - Opening Ceremony - Beatles singer Paul McCartney concert

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

London 2012 Summer Olympics - Opening Ceremony - Beatles singer Paul McCartney concert

London 2012 | Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

London 2012

London 2012 | Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

London 2012 | Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

London 2012

London 2012 | Summer Olympics opening ceremony - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

London 2012 Summer Olympics - Opening ceremony - Industrial Revolution

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

London 2012 Summer Olympics - Opening ceremony - Industrial Revolution

Sir Paul McCartney performs Hey Judge at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

LIVE: London Olympics Opening Ceremony

Sir Paul McCartney performs Hey Judge at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

Pandemonium // Isles of Wonder // London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on Vimeo

Pandemonium // Isles of Wonder // London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on Vimeo

Off to work: This group of nurses was spotted outside the #London stadium by a spectator just before last night's rehearsal for 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

Save the surprise: Olympic opening ceremony rehearsal takes place in front of 60,000 but fans ordered to keep details secret

Off to work: This group of nurses was spotted outside the #London stadium by a spectator just before last night's rehearsal for 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

The #Olympic rings were illuminated with pyrotechnics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Olympics opening ceremony hits ratings high - The Boston Globe

The #Olympic rings were illuminated with pyrotechnics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics

If U were lucky enough to see rehearsal of 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London last nite, U were sworn to secrecy.

Save the surprise: Olympic opening ceremony rehearsal takes place in front of 60,000 but fans ordered to keep details secret

If U were lucky enough to see rehearsal of 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London last nite, U were sworn to secrecy.