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Olympic Legacy BMX Track Opens this Weekend

Olympic Legacy BMX Track Opens this Weekend
If you live in the U.K. you would need to have spent the last week down a very deep hole in order to have missed just how well Team GB is doing at the London Olympics. For a small country, Britain is punching well above its weight, having secured a healthy clutch of golds already, with more likely to come rolling in over the next few days. - One of the questions that keeps being knocked around by... 

9 Become 10 – Extra Athlete Added to Team GB Canoe Squad.

9 Become 10 - Extra Athlete Added to Team GB Canoe Squad.
Team GB’s Olympic canoe squad has announced that it will be adding an extra member just two days after the line-up of nine elite athletes was announced. It is not yet known who will take the extra slot or in which event they will be competing, but there are a number of likely candidates.News of the official British 2012 Olympic squad was well received by sports commentators across the country. The... 

Bryony Shaw Laments Loss of Olympic Windsurfing.

Bryony Shaw Laments Loss of Olympic Windsurfing.
Bryony Shaw has expressed her disappointment at the International Sailing Federation’s decision to ditch windsurfing in favour of kitesurfing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The 29-year-old athlete from Wandsworth spoke to the press for the first time about the Olympic sailing reshuffle, which was fiercely blasted as being “out of touch” and “bizarre” by fellow British windsurfer Nick Dempsey... 

BMX – Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.

BMX - Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.
Nothing demonstrates just how important the role of luck is in professional BMX more than the performance of British Olympic hopefuls, Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade at the World Championship in Birmingham over the weekend. Both riders had started out confidently, claiming silver medals in the time trials that preceded the championship races, but both also went onto to crash out of the main competition,... 

Shanaze Reade Highlights BMX Social Benefits.

Shanaze Reade Highlights BMX Social Benefits.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Britain’s Olympic gold medal hopeful, Shanaze Read, has highlighted the social benefits of investing in local sports infrastructure. The triple World Champion BMXrider insisted that encouraging participation in sporting activities could help direct wayward youths away from a life of crime, giving them “something to get up in the mornings for”.The 23-year-old... 

Tickets for GB Canoe Slalom Olympic Trials on Sale!

Tickets for the GB Canoe Slalom Olympic Trials at Lee Valley White Water Centre have gone on sale. The trials, which will be held in April, will see the country’s best canoeist battle it out for a place in the 2012 GB Team. Only one boat from each of the four Olympic canoe slalom classes will be able to qualify for the Olympics, so you can expect the competition to be particularly closely fought. – The... 

Gain Weight and Go For Gold.

Gain Weight and Go For Gold.
British BMX World Champion, Shanaze Reade, has revealed that she is experimenting with her weight in order to find her optimum 2012 physique. Reade, who was crowned the Elite Women’s World Champion in 2010, 2009 and 2008, is considered by many to be one of the U.K.’s best hopes for gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She convincingly won the BMX Olympic test event earlier this year and was... 

U.K. Extreme Sports – Latest Olympic News!

U.K. Extreme Sports - Latest Olympic News!
Extreme Sports at the London Olympics It’s been a busy few weeks for Britain’s extreme sports Olympic hopefuls, with several UCI World Championships and Olympic Test events taking place. For many athletes, the past few weeks have been decisive, determing whether they will receive a coverted invitation to compete at London 2012. Love Extreme Sports brings you a round-up of the latest news... 

2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Track Put To The Test

2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Track Put To The Test
2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Track Put To The Test Olympic mountain bike course regarded as a challenge by some of the world’s best riders.   Some of the world’s best mountain bikers were seen getting a feel for the 2012 Olympic track at Hadleigh Castle, Essex on the 27th of July. Man made for the most part, the 5Km circuit boasts tightly twisted climbs and spectacular drops across the tops... 
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