LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 4

September 2, 2012

Another sensational day of Paralympic sport is lined up for your viewing pleasure on day four of the London Games, with plenty of British gold medal prospects in action throughout.

All eyes will be on David Weir (above) and Shelly Woods at the Olympic Stadium as they look to make it a golden double in the T54 5000m (men’s race at 9.50pm, women’s at 10.40am).

But the blockbuster moment could well come at 9.15pm when Oscar Pistorius goes for his first gold of these Games in the T44 200m.

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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: Victoria Pendleton – Cycling’s Golden Girl – Documentary on BBC One

July 13, 2012

BBC One will screen a documentary following sprint cyclist Victoria Pendleton as she prepares for the 2012 London Olympics.

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling’s Golden Girl will be shown in prime-time on Wednesday 18th July, and offers a unique insight into the way an otherwise ordinary life has been consumed by the sacrifice and intensity required to win an Olympic event.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Track Cycling

January 1, 2000

Four years ago in Beijing, the velodrome was paved with gold for Great Britain’s cyclists, and expectations will be high for a repeat performance at London 2012 Olympics.

Riders such as Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy have become household names on the back of their exploits, charging around the banked oval track at speeds approaching 50mph.

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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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