Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Silver for Zara and GB eventing team


    Great Britain's eventing team won Olympic silver behind Germany after a dramatic tussle with New Zealand. Holding a narrow lead over the Kiwis as the last riders prepared to go, Tina Cook sealed second place by collecting just one penalty.

  • Bronze for GB men following protest


    Great Britain's men won an incredible bronze medal in the gymnastics team final after a dramatic battle that saw them initially finish with silver.

    Louis Smith, Daniel Purvis, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham overhauled Ukraine and, it seemed, Japan to finish second.

    But a protest from the Japanese team led to a lengthy delay, before it was announced that they had moved up from fourth to second.

    China took gold, with Ukraine fourth.

  • Team GB first medal

    GB's first medal

    GB cyclist Lizzie Armitstead is delighted and "a bit shocked" after winning a silver medal in Sunday's women's road race.

    Marianne Vos of the Netherlands claimed gold with Russian Olga Zabelinskaya third in a thrilling, rain-soaked race that ended in a sprint finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace

  • Let the games begin


    What an amazing night - we have had everyone from James Bond to Mr Bean to Paul McCartney involved - even the Queen in an unprecedented acting role. We've seen athletes from all 204 teams, thousands of volunteers and an amazing cauldron lighting.

    Thanks for your company over the past few hours - your team of writers has been Christine Jeavans, Ian Westbrook, Michael Hirst, Jane Mower, Jenny Minard, Martin Gough, Ollie Williams and Mark Coyle.

    Let the Games begin!

  • Support Ben Ainslie For Olympic Gold

    "Tweet your support"

    "Tweet your support"

    Ben Ainslie invests 100 hours per week going for gold.  Triple olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie is Britains most successful olympic sailor.  He has named all his boats "Rita", and has competed in his current boat since the 2004 games.  Having won consecutive olympics, they have a special partnership.  Can they complete the triple in 2012?

    Visit Twitter and tweet your support followed by #benandrita

  • Olympic Torch visits Bournemouth

    o-torchJuly 13th and 14th 2012.  The torch will arrive in Bournemouth from Portland Bill on Friday 13th July, it will be at the sea front at 6pm.  The following day it will depart for Southampton leaving at around 8am.

    This will be a once in a lifetime chance to see the torch relay, so make it a date.  Why not use its arrival to" ignite" your own new fitness regime with a brisk walk along the sea front.

    What better way to get "fired-up" for fitness in 2012...

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