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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Simmonds and Arlen have been involved in some crunch individual duels in the pool over the course of these Paralypic Games
By Simon Mulligan On Saturday, September 8th, 2012
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Simmonds Wins Fourth Medal of Games With Silver in 100m

Ellie Simmonds claimed her fourth medal of her 2012 Paralympic games taking the silver in the S6 100 metres freestyle finishing behind American rival Victoria Arlen. Simmonds and Arlen have been involved in some More...

By Ian D. Hall On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Great Britain Make The Semi-Finals Despite Great Pressure From Turkey.

Two teams with something to prove to their fans; the enticing prospect of a semi-final place beckoning like an exotic charm and with both teams having made the last eight with three wins out of five under their More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Germany’s Women Too Much For Spirited British Side.

One of the oldest sporting rivalries in the world, it doesn’t matter which sport, it’s the nature of the battle, the potential for a match of epic proportions and the knowledge that no matter what it should More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Canadian Flair Proves Too Much For British Women.

Great Britain’s place in the women’s basketball was assured, by the very narrowest of margins. Thanks to the slender victory against Brazil in the previous match, no matter what the Brazilian team did later More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Great Britain’s Basketball Stars Cruise Into Quarter-Finals.

A winning margin of 21 points to the Japanese would see Great Britain’s men’s basketball team crash out of the competition in this year’s Paralympic Games and it was a position that on the back of three games More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
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Great Britain’s Basketball Heroes Perform In Style.

The next two games would determine if Great Britain would take any part in the quarter finals of the men’s basketball at this year’s Paralympic games. Canada ware now virtually assured a place after their More...

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By Simon Mulligan On Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
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Paralympics 2012: Simmonds Smashes World Record to Win Gold

Britain’s Ellie Simmonds emphatically retained her Paralympic S6 400 metres freestyle gold title yesterday in, setting a new world record in the process. She finished in 5:19.17 , over 5 seconds quicker than More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Saturday, September 1st, 2012
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Great Britain’s Wheelchair Basketball Stars Get Off The Mark.

Two games in for both sides and both countries were still looking for their first victory in the competition. In Great Britain’s case the excellent work they had made in the opening match against Germany had been More...

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By Ian D. Hall On Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Germany Edges Out Great Britain In Basketball Thriller.

Wheelchair Basketball has been part of the Paralympic Games since Rome in 1960 but as the national anthems of both Great Britain and Germany rang round the North Greenwich Arena, there couldn’t have been a set More...