LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sunday 5th August

August 4, 2012

Despite his recent travails, this is the one millions of people around the globe will be waiting for – Usain Bolt in the men’s 100m final.

Never mind the dip in form which saw training partner Yohan Blake beat him in the run-up to the Games, or the perilous possibility of his false-starting just as he did at last year’s World Championships in Daegu – there can be no question that Bolt running the 100m is the most eagerly awaited of Olympic events.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Saturday 4th August

August 3, 2012

Middle Saturday of every Olympic Games is always billed as ‘Super Saturday’, and London 2012 is no exception as there is an unmissable line-up of world class sport happening all across London.

It will be pretty hard for armchair fans to know where to turn next, with so many great sporting events occuring at the same time on a day which could define the London 2012 Games for the host nation.

Among the top priorities has to be the climax of the women’s heptathlon and men’s 10,000m, featuring Great Britain’s biggest athletics medal hopes – Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah.

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LONDON 2012: Faster, Higher, Stronger – New series on BBC Two

July 5, 2012

As the London 2012 Olympic Games draw ever closer, a new BBC documentary series tells the stories behind some of the extraordinary athletes who have pushed performance to the limit and beyond in pursuit of gold, over more than a 100 years of Olympic competition.

Running across four consecutive nights at 7pm on BBC Two, Faster, Higher, Stronger will give an unparalleled insight into a selection of the most memorable moments from four different Olympic disciplines.

This unique series uses state-of-the-art filming techniques as well as combining expert eyewitness testimonies, period reconstruction and rare archive footage.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Athletics

January 1, 2000

Track and field is the real heart of every Olympic Games, the perfect expression of the Olympic motto ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’.

With 2,000 athletes competing in 47 events over 10 days, Athletics is the largest single sport at the Games.

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