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  • Brothers in arms

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    Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee wins the triathlon gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in Hyde Park.

    Spain's Javier Gomez took silver, with Brownlee's brother Jonny winning bronze after serving a 15-second penalty for mounting his bike too early.

    The gold is Britain's 19th of the London Games, equalling the total number of golds they picked up in Beijing in 2008.

  • Gold for GB Show-Jumpers

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    Nick Skelton, 54, and Peter Charles, 52, drew on all their experience in a nerve-jangling jump-off against the Netherlands to help deliver Great Britain's first showjumping gold medal in 60 years at a euphoric Greenwich Park on Monday. But in many ways it was a miracle that they were there at all.

  • Worlds fastest man stikes again

    bolt Jamaican sprinter wins in 9.63 seconds, the second fastest time ever, to defend title he won in Beijing ahead of his compatriot Yohan Blake and the USA's Justin Gatlin...

  • Murray beats Federer for a 2012 gold medal

    murray Revenge is sweet for the newly crowned olympic champion

  • Gold for Ainslie in the finn class

    ainslyFourth gold for Ben Ainslie in Weymouth

  • Six golds on day eight...

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    Britain claim six gold medals on day eight of the London Games, including three in a golden hour of athletics, to enjoy their most successful day at an Olympics in 104 years.  Well done to you all and RESPECT...

  • Rowing ladies take second gold of the day...

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    pair for gold

    Team GB has won its second rowing gold of the day.

    Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking took the medal in the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney.

    The boat pulled clear in the last 750m to win in a time of 7 minutes 9.3 seconds, a length and a half ahead of China.

    Speaking just after the race, the emotional pair said they could not believe the win.

  • Gold for coxless four

    Great Britain won the Olympic title in the men's coxless four for the fourth successive Games, edging out Australia in a thrilling race at Eton four-men2Dorney.

    Pete Reed, Andy Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory clocked six minutes 3.97 seconds, with USA taking bronze.

    It was British rowing's third gold medal of the regatta to match their record haul in London 1908.

    And it took the team's medal total to seven to make London 2012 their most successful Olympics in the modern era.

  • Jessica on target for gold tomorrow...

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    Jessica Ennis is on target for heptathlon gold after two brilliant personal bests produced her highest score on the first day.

    Ennis got off to a phenomenal start, destroying her personal 100m hurdles best by 0.25secs, in the fastest ever time set by a heptathlete in the event.

    She then clocked 22.83 seconds in Friday's final event, the 200m, to end the day on 4,158 points, 184 clear of Austra Skujyte in second.

  • Medal haul rises again

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    Team GB's "superb performances" have given them "great momentum", sports minister Hugh Robertson has said as they leapt up the Olympic medal table.

    They took first and second place in the men's canoe slalom and minutes later won a gold in the shooting. The other silvers came in judo and rowing.

    Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's sprint team took GB's third gold of the day.

    But Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were disqualified from the women's team sprint for an infringement.

  • Gold for Wiggins in cycling time trial

    wigg1 British record seventh Olympic medal with a sensational gold in the men's time trial.

  • Gold for Helen and Heather

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    Rower Helen Glover, who made history by becoming the first British woman even to win an Olympic rowing event with partner Heather Stanning, slept with her gold medal on her pillow last night, she has disclosed.

  • Silver for Zara and GB eventing team

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    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

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    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

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    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...

    For more information   Click Here

  • One in Four in UK Obese

    One in four british citizens is obese and the problem is growing, watch the video for more information at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18517427

  • Protein Smoothie

    blueberry-shakeGreat breakfast shake, Ingrediants ; 100g oats, 1tbsp peanut butter, 150g blueberries, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 2tbsp low-fat Greek-style yoghurt, 100ml skimmed milk, 1tbsp of flaxseeds.  Blend the ingrediants together in a blender...

    Why? Oats are full of slow digesting carbohydrates that will provide you with plenty of sustainable energy to see you through the morning.  They are also packed with vitamin B, which helps convert proteins and sugars into energy.

    Yoghurt contains protein, potassium and calcium, which together help build muscle and burn fat.  Peanut butter is a great source of energy and protein, and contains fibre and healthy fats, which can help regulate your appetite by stabilising blood sugar levels.

    Blurberries are one of the best sources of antioxidents among berries.   They are very low in G.I, low in calories and  count towards your five a day.  Flaxeed has nearly 1.5g of omega 3 fatty acids per tablespoon.  These essential fats lock protein into your muscle fibres and boost the metabolism.

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