LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sat 11th August

August 10, 2012

A week on from Great Britain’s golden hour on ‘Super Saturday’, Mo Farah returns to the scene of his greatest triumph in a bid to become a double Olympic champion.

He has already played his part in one of the greatest nights in British sporting history and he goes for a second Olympic gold medal in the 5,000m final at 7.30pm.

Great Britain also have strong medal hopes in the diving pool and in the boxing ring.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 10th August

August 9, 2012

Is day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games redemption day for Britain’s BMX rider Shanaze Reade, four years after her disaster in Bejing?

Reade crashed out of the 2008 Olympic final, which she started as the hot favourite. A world champion since then, she now takes to her home course on the Olympic Park looking to make up for that lost time.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Thurs 9th August

August 8, 2012

Thursday promises great action across a broad range of events, starting in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake at midday when Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne takes on the marathon swim.

Each entrant will swim six laps of the course as they aim to win the Olympic title, with Payne among the favourites to claim gold, having finished second four years ago in Beijing, where the event made its debut in the Games.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Weds 8th August

August 7, 2012

Among all the fairytales that Great Britain’s success at London 2012 seems to be throwing up by the day, the triumph of a fifty-something who have battled back from career-threatening injuries surely ranks among the most remarkable.

Nick Skelton (above), who at the age of 54 is competing in his sixth consecutive Olympic Games, drew on all his experience in a nerve-jangling jump-off to help deliver Great Britain’s first showjumping gold medal in 60 years at a euphoric Greenwich Park on Monday.

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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: 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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