Monthly Archives: August 2012

Last-minute call-up for Paralympic athletes

The British Paralympic Association has named two new members of its London 2012 squad. Cyclist Crystal Lane and footballer Matthew Ellis will now have the chance to compete for medals when the Paralympic Games begin at the end of the … Continue reading

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Oates to support Paralympians bid for gold

Colin Oates is hoping to put the disappointment of not winning a medal at the recent London 2012 Games by working with three Paralympic GB members. Last week, Oates finished seventh in the 66kgs category after he lost to the … Continue reading

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Spare Parts exhibition arrives for Paralympics

A new exhibition featuring prosthetic limbs turned into pieces of art is coming to London during the Paralympic Games. The exhibition was created by Priscilla Sutton in Australia in 2010 and visitors staying in central London hotels now have the … Continue reading

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London prepares for Paralympic Games

With just three weeks to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games it has been confirmed that it is expected to be the biggest in history. Organisers have confirmed that a total of 2.1 million tickets have … Continue reading

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London 2012 closes with a party

Last night saw the end of the London 2012 Games as thousands enjoyed a celebration of British music inside the Olympic Stadium. A capacity crowd were treated to three hours of music from acts such as George Michael, Take That, … Continue reading

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See a gold medal up close

An exhibition in London is giving people staying in central London hotels the chance to see the London 2012 medals up close. Mine to Medal is on at the British Museum until the end of the Paralympic Games on September … Continue reading

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Team GB wins Olympic Taekwondo gold

Team GB added to its medal haul last night with a win from a 19-year-old Taekwondo fighter. Jade Jones from Wales put in a thrilling performance against the current world champion Yuzhuo Hou from China to win the bout 6-4. … Continue reading

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Adams wins first female boxing gold

Team GB's Nicola Adams fought a strong bout to be crowned the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold. The 29-year-old from Leeds outclassed her opponent Ren Cancan from China at the start of the first round and went … Continue reading

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GB women’s hockey in to bronze play-off

Team GB's women's hockey team are through to the bronze play-off after losing their match to Argentina. The current reigning world champions played strongly against the British squad and won 2-1 and will now play the Netherlands on Friday date … Continue reading

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Women’s boxing boosted by Olympic inclusion

It is the first time that women's boxing has featured on the Olympic bill and Team GB are performing well. Nicola Adams is now guaranteed a silver medal after reaching the women's flyweight final. The boxer from Leeds dominated her … Continue reading

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Sir Chris wins sixth Olympic gold medal

Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy rode himself into the record books as he claimed his sixth Olympic gold. The Scot won the keirin at the velodrome to add to the gold medal he won a few days ago in the men's … Continue reading

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Another gold in cycling for Team GB

Jason Kenny has added another medal to the Team GB table after winning the individual sprint. The Bolton-born cyclist dominated the event against the current world champion Gregory Bauge from France and means the British squad have now won five … Continue reading

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