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Hadleigh Farm Olympic Mountain Bike Track to Open to the Public

Hadleigh Farm Olympic Mountain Bike Track to Open to the Public
The Olympic Mountain Bike track at Hadleigh Farm will open to public after the London 2012 has concluded. The current facilities will be expanded and improved, ensuring a lasting Olympic MTB legacy in this corner of Essex. - The announcement that the Hadleigh Olympic track would be transformed into a permanent public facility came after the area’s Local Authority, Castle Point Borough Council, voted... 

Silent Assassin, Ed McKeever, Strikes Gold in the Kayak Single 200m

Silent Assassin, Ed McKeever, Strikes Gold in the Kayak Single 200m
Ed McKeever already has a pretty damn extensive list of achievements to his name. The 28-year-old account-cum-superman from Bath is a former World Champion, a former European Champion and a three times Gold Medal winner at the Canoe Sprint World Cup 2012. Nonetheless, the kayaking battle royale that took place on Eton Dorney today saw the Team GB paddler extraordinaire fulfil a long held ambitions... 

Pajon and Strombergs Take Gold in Olympic BMX

Pajon and Strombergs Take Gold in Olympic BMX
Everyone says how unpredictable BMX is and as a very amateur rider myself, I know what they mean, which only goes to make the achievement of Maris Strombergs of Latvia today so much more monumental. Strombergs managed to defend his 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medal at the final of the London 2012 BMX event, beating off challenges from the world’s best and brightest. If performance in the semifinals... 

Olympic BMX Semifinal Results

Olympic BMX Semifinal Results
The participants of today’s Olympic BMX battle royale have been decided. The eight men’s riders in the final will be: Sam Willoughby (Australia), Twan van Gendt (The Netherlands), Maris Strombergs (Latvia), Carlos Mario Oquendo (Colombia), Liam Phillips (Great Britain), Connor Fields (USA), Raymon van der Biezen (The Netherlands), A.E. Jimenez Caicedo (Colombia) The eight women’s rider in the... 

McKeever, Walker, Heath and Schofield through to Finals

McKeever, Walker, Heath and Schofield through to Finals
Today’s Canoe Sprint Heats and Semifinals have seen a number of British paddlers progress to tomorrow’s “A Finals” at Eton Dorney, raising hopes that Team GB’s paddlers will secure a haul of medals for the ever growing British cache. McKeever, Walker, Heath and Schofield all successfully made it past the opening stages of their events and into the final, demonstrating aptly why the United... 

Ed McKeever Sets New Olympic Best in Men’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m

Ed McKeever Sets New Olympic Best in Men's Kayak Single (K1) 200m
British kayaker, Ed McKeever, has set a new Olympic record today in the opening Heats of the Men’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m event and he did so minutes after Canadian, Mark de Jong had done exactly the same. With a finish of 35.396, Mark shaved time off the original Olympic record, but only got to enjoy the title for a few minutes thanks to an epic performance from Ed McKeever. - Following their record... 

BMX Men’s Quarter Final Results

BMX Men's Quarter Final Results
If like me you are a little bit maniacally obsessed with BMX then this report will already seem like very old news. Today saw the second stage of the Men’s BMX event at the London 2012 Olympic Games and it proved to be as unpredictable and high-octane as many had promised. - Today’s quarterfinals were held over five runs. The competing riders were organised into groups or “Heats” according... 

Josefa Idem Breaks World Record For Most Olympic Appearances

Josefa Idem Breaks World Record For Most Olympic Appearances
The folk at the Guinness Book of World Records are going to have to pull a few all nighters when the end of London 2012 finally arrives. The Americans, the Chinese and the British have been smashing sporting records left, right and centre, making this Olympics revolutionary in sporting terms. - One world record, which hasn’t received much attention in the U.S. or U.K. press was set on Tuesday when... 

Results from the London 2012 Olympic BMX Time Trials

Results from the London 2012 Olympic BMX Time Trials
The much awaited Olympic BMX event got underway today with the opening time trials. These initial runs (which are undertaken by each rider solo) are used to seed the competitors and determine the groupings for the quarterfinals (for the men) and the semifinals (for the women). The fastest four from the men’s seeding run were van der Biezen of the Netherlands, Daudet of France, van Gendt of the Netherlands... 

Tim Brabants Finishes Eighth in K1 1000m

Tim Brabants Finishes Eighth in K1 1000m
Hopes that Team GB Canoe Sprint competitor Tim Brabants would add another medal to the growing pile of British 2012 trophies were dashed today when the veteran paddler finished eighth in the Final of the Kayak Single (K1) 1000m race at Eton Dorney. Brabants, who took gold in Beijing 2008, is the most successful kayaker the United Kingdom has ever produced, with a distinguished sporting career that... 
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