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Torch Relay The Torch Relay was many people’s first taste of the Olympics, with 95% of the population being within an hour of the route – most of them seemed to be lining the roads at one time or another too. The torch passed though West Yorkshire in late June […]

Preview: Olympic Mountain Biking – Men (12 August)

A great course for riders and spectators alike, weather is looking like being hot again – good for the riders as the course would be hell in the rain. Nino Schurter (SUI), Julien Absalon (FRA), Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE) and Burry Stander (RSA) all have hopes of winning the gold. Absalon […]

Preview: Olympic Mountain Biking – Women (11 August)

Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (NOR) starts as a good bet for gold, she’s already one gold medal from 2004 (and is a 4 time world champion) and is in great form coming from a World Cup win in La Bresse before the games. Pin up girl of the Mountain Bike world […]

Preview: Olympic Track & Field Athletics (11 & 12 August)

Men’s 50km and Women’s 20km Race Walk Dominic King and Johanna Jackson are Britain’s only entries. Women’s High Jump – Final Look out for the likes of top qualifier Svetlana Radzivil (UZB), Tia Hellebaut (BEL), Chaunte Lowe (USA), Brigetta Barrett (USA), Svetlana Shkolina (RUS), Anna Chicherova (RUS), Ruth Beitia (ESP) […]

Preview: Olympic Track & Field Athletics (10 August)

Men’s Pole Vault – Final GB’s Steve Lewis has qualified for the final. Women’s 4 x 400m – Round 1 Britain’s women will be looking to make the final where they may stand an outside chance at a Bronze. Women’s Hammer Throw – Final Sophie Hitchon qualified in 10th place […]

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