LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 10

September 7, 2012

Just two days remain of London’s unforgettable summer of sport and day ten will be the last chance to catch the majority of the remaining Paralympic sports in action with 54 more gold medals to be awarded.

It’s the final night of swimming at the Aquatics Centre, with plenty of British medal prospects in action to round off a record-breaking Games in the pool, and Oscar Pistorius will hope to finish the Paralympics on a high as the Olympic Stadium hosts London 2012 action for the last time.

Among the other medals up for grabs today are the men’s wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair tennis, 5-a-side football, men’s and women’s team table tennis and sitting volleyball.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 9

September 6, 2012

Following on from the most extraordinary night in the history of the Paralympic Games, day nine’s action will have to go some way to match the sheer drama and intensity of ‘Thriller Thursday’.

More British gold medals are expected to come following yesterday’s haul of five. Rachel Morris defends the handcycling gold medal she won by three clear minutes in Beijing, Jim Anderson performs in the men’s S2 50m freestyle, and Micky Bushell (above) is one of the favourites for the T53 200m title.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 8

September 5, 2012

Brace yourselves because ‘Thriller Thursday’ has arrived as some of the most iconic Paralympians take centre stage inside the Olympic Stadium for what will be an unforgetable day.

South African superstar Oscar Pistorius defends his T44 100m title against the USA’s Jerome Singleton and ParalympicsGB’s Jonnie Peacock (above), who recently knocked 0.06 seconds off the world record.

David Weir will be out to retain his T54 800m title, while Libby Clegg has her eyes on the T12 200m top spot after securing silver in Beijing.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 7

September 4, 2012

The fast and furious ‘murderball’, otherwise known as wheelchair rugby, gets underway on day seven and Great Britain will be relying on Aaron Phipps (above) to rack up the points during the course of the competition.

Plus, in the pool, British team-mates and friends Liz Johnson and Charlotte Henshaw do battle in the 100m breaststroke SB6.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 6

September 3, 2012

Many of Great Britain’s most high-profile Paralympians will be in action on the sixth day of competition at the London 2012 Games.

David Weir returns to the Olympic Stadium in search of his second gold at the Games in the 1,500m, Ellie Simmonds tries for her fifth career Paralympic gold in the pool, and archer Danielle Brown (above) will defend her individual archery compound title.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympic Games – Meet the C4 team

August 23, 2012

Channel 4’s pioneering coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be fronted by a ground-breaking team of presenters and reporters who will guide viewers through the biggest Games ever.

Around half of the on-air team are disabled – including eight new faces drawn from a nationwide talent search – and they will be partnered with a selection of established sports broadcasters.

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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: Olympics Watch – Friday 3rd August

August 2, 2012

Get ready for one of the busiest days of the London 2012 Games with 24 sports in action throughout the day, including the beginning of the athletics competition, regarded as the flagship event of every Olympics.

Exactly a week on since the Olympic Stadium staged one of the most memorable opening ceremonies of recent Games, the serious action inside the 80,000-seater venue, as more than 2,000 athletes compete in 47 events over the next 10 days, making athletics the largest single sport at the Games.

British fans will be closely following the fortunes of Jessica Ennis as she begins her quest for Olympic glory in the heptathlon, which opens up proceedings inside London’s Olympic Stadium.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Thurs 2nd August

August 1, 2012

Medals could come in a variety of sporting disciplines for Great Britain on day six of their home Games.

At the top of that list comes track cycling in the new state-of-the-art Velodrome inside the Olympic Park, where Team GB’s star names will to build on from the momentum following Bradley Wiggins’ superb victory on the road time-trial.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Weds 1st August

July 31, 2012

After mixed fortunes in the road cycling races on the opening weekend, the focus of attention from an expectant home nation returns on Great Britain’s cyclists to deliver in the men’s and women’s individual time-trials.

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, who won two out of the three time-trials on his way to an historic first victory for GB in the race barely two weeks ago, will be the leading British gold-medal contender in the men’s race, while 2010 world time-trial champion and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Emma Pooley will carry the hopes in the women’s race.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Tues 31st July

July 29, 2012

London 2012 enters its fourth day of competition and there is plenty to enjoy from a British perspective throughout the day.

Forty years have passed since GB last won team eventing gold, but this is their strongest team in generations. The team final begins at 10.30am on BBC One with the individual final, where British hopes are also high, to follow.

William Fox-Pitt (above) will be a strong contender in the individual final, with German Michael Jung is aiming to achieve an unprecedented hat-trick – by winning the World, European and Olympic titles in the same year.

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