2012 – The Year of the Olympic Bug

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

2012: The Year of the Olympic Bug When I was asked to do a review of the year’s sport, I must admit to being a bit sceptical. Yes it’s been a fantastic year for sport in Britain, a golden year even (see what I did there), but it’s not exactly been a big secret, a secret that this article will reveal in meticulous detail, and as a result of painstaking More...

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By Spencer Montagu On Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Why not us?

The Olympics have been and gone, the hangover to be settled briefly by the Paralympics but all in all we’re left to reflect on the senior moment which brought us Mandeville and Wenlock alongside the arming civilian More...

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By James Muir On Friday, August 10th, 2012
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London 2012: Renaud Lavillenie Wins Gold

Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie has confirmed the promise of a wonderful pole vaulting season, by claiming a famous Olympic gold medal in London. The 25 year-old broke his hand last December and had to have surgery, More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Ashton Eaton Proves To Be The Best All-Round Athlete At 2012 Olympics.

For the spectators inside the Olympic Venue in East-London who had made the effort to be in their seats as the resumption of the Men’s Decathlon took place, there wouldn’t have been a single person there wondering More...

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By Simon Mulligan On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Bolt Completes Historic Consecutive Double-Gold Feat

Usain Bolt made history by repeating his double-gold medal winning feat of 4 years ago at Beijing by winning gold in tonight’s 200 metre men’s final with a time of 19m 32s which saw off his main rival, compatriot More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
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Ashton Eaton Leads At Halfway Stage In Men’s Decathlon.

It ended as a day of disappointment for Britain’s legion of athletics fans as Daniel Awde’s challenge to the men’s Decathlon crown ended in frustration and injury during the first half of the two day event. After More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
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Daniel Awde Starts Well In Men’s Decathlon.

The Decathlon is the extreme event for any athlete to take part in. For anyone over the age of 40, memories will be fresh of Britain’s Daley Thompson winning stunning back to back gold’s in Moscow and in Los More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
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Men’s 1500 Metres Is Won By Algeria’s Makhloufi.

The men’s 1500 metres can surely be thought of as one of the top events at any Olympics Games. Throughout the ages, there have been many worthy champions at the event and for a long time it involved British interest. More...

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By Michael Hincks On Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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Lightning Strikes Twice As Bolt Grabs Gold

Usain Bolt retained his 100m Olympic title tonight with an Olympic Record, overwhelming the rest of the pack who were left chasing the shadow of this phenomenal Jamaican athlete. Running a time of 9.63, Bolt beat More...

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By Dani Telford On Saturday, August 4th, 2012
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Blade Runner makes Olympic History

Super Saturday was not just a day of medals, but one of historic significance as South African, Oscar Pistorius, otherwise known as the blade runner, became the first double amputee to compete in an Olympic Games More...