LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 3

August 31, 2012

Swimming’s golden girl Ellie Simmonds defends the first of her two Paralympic titles on day three of the Games, and Lee Pearson could win his 10th equestrian gold medal when he competes in the individual 1b test.

The golden girl of entire ParalympicsGB squad in Bejing four years ago, Simmonds will look to hold on to her S6 400m freestyle title and claim another Paralympic gold medal for Great Britain at 5.50pm.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 2

August 30, 2012

Three more sports begin their Paralympic competitions on the second day of the London Games, including the start of the athletics programme inside the Olympic Stadium.

Double world champion ‘Hurricane’ Hannah Cockroft (above) will battle for gold in the T34 100m wheelchair race; while in the Velodrome, Jody Cundy and Jon-Allan Butterworth go head-to-head in the newly-combined C4/5 1km time trial.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 1

August 29, 2012

The London 2012 Paralympic Games burst into life with several British medal hopes in action on the opening day of competition.

Cyclist Sarah Storey kicks off the action as she goes for the first of four possible golds in the individual C5 pursuit, and European champion Ben Quilter is one of Britain’s best hopes of a judo gold.

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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 – 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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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Monday 29th July

July 29, 2012

The first Monday of the London 2012 Games introduces one of Great Britain’s key protagonists for Olympic glory.

Tom Daley dives for a medal with partner Pete Waterfield in the men’s 10m platform synchro event in the Aquatics Centre, starting at 3pm on BBC One.

Zara Phillips and her GB eventing team-mates will be in action during the sport’s dramatic cross-country stage in Greenwich Park throughout Monday afternoon, then Britain’s men’s gymnasts will go for a team medal, after making the final of this event for the first time in 88 years, from 4.30pm.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sunday 29th July

July 28, 2012

After an excellent start to London’s Olympic Games on day one, the action continues apace with five more sports joining  in the Olympic party on day two.

Will Great Britain’s swimming sensation Rebecca Adlington be lining up a gold medal in the pool?

If she makes it through the morning heats, the two-time Olympic champion will defend her 400m Freestyle title in the evening, live on BBC One at 8.15pm.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sat 28th July

July 28, 2012

After all the hype and expection, the Olympic Games get under way, with 302 gold medals at stake over the next sixteen days of competition.

Nineteen sports will begin their London Olympic campaigns, with the pick of the action being the men’s road race.

Can Mark Cavendish repeat his success last week on the Champs-Elysees and win Great Britain’s first gold medal of London 2012 on the Mall?

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Judo

January 1, 2000

Judo contests are a five-minute whirlwind of combat, with athletes attempting a combination of throws and holds in a bid to defeat their opponents.

The sport’s one-on-one battles can be tough, tense and explosive, as competitors grapple for command against equally determined opponents.

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