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Windsurfing – Olympic Gold Medalist Discusses Kitesurfing at 2016 Rio Games

Windsurfing - Olympic Gold Medalist Discusses Kitesurfing at 2016 Rio Games
Will Windsurfers Dominate Rio 2016 Kitesurfing? According to Marina Alabau, who won the Olympic windsurfing gold at London 2012, if the ISAF continues with its plan to replace windsurfing with kitesurfing at the Rio Games in 2016, the majority of the competitors taking part in the new event will be the same people who competed in the Olympic Windsurfing contest this year. Speaking to Reuters, the... 

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... 

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... 

London 2012 Olympic BMX – Who Will Win?

London 2012 Olympic BMX - Who Will Win?
The London 2012 Olympic BMX time trials are literally about to begin, with the women riders starting first at 3.00pm and the men hitting the track at 3.40pm. Today’s runs will decide the groupings for quarterfinals and semifinals, ensuring that the fastest riders don’t meet until Friday’s final. Here’s our pick of the top contenders for medal success: The Men Sam Willoughby (Australia) One... 

Shaun White Pushing For Olympic Skateboarding

Shaun White Pushing For Olympic Skateboarding
Skateboarder-cum-snowboarder, Shaun White has revealed that he is eager to see skateboarding added to the roster of Olympic sports and is hopeful that the change might come as early as the 2016 Rio Games. The 25-year-old extreme sports athlete was speaking to the Guardian newspaper whilst attending the London 2012 Olympic Games and expressed his belief that the inclusion of skateboarding would help... 

Rule Britannia – Team GB Takes Gold and Silver in C2 Slalom

Rule Britannia - Team GB Takes Gold and Silver in C2 Slalom
Team GB definitely seemed in the mood to settle some scores today, when they reminded us all why the British are considered amongst the World’s top paddlers by smashing the C2 Slalom competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The gold medal was snatched by Etienne Stott and Tim Braille, in a surprise victory, which saw the pair that had scrapped the last place in the final race to victory. …and... 

The Rules of Olympic BMX Explained

The Rules of Olympic BMX Explained
One of the most hotly anticipated events of the Olympics is fast approaching and excitement over the BMX event is gradually reaching fever pitch. London 2012 is only the second time BMX has made an appearance at the Olympics, but it’s quickly established itself as a favourite. - When BMX was introduced to the Olympics at Beijing 2008, the IOC and the International Cycling Union decided to adopt the... 

David Florence Knocked Out of Canoe Single (C1) Event

David Florence Knocked Out of Canoe Single (C1) Event
Hopes of a Team GB medal in the Canoe Single (C1) Slalom event were dashed today when British paddler and world Number One, David Florence, was knocked out in the semi-finals. The Scottish Olympian, who took a silver in Beijing in 2008 and won the Gold at the World Cup in Cardiff this year, achieved a disappointing 106.16 score, which saw him ranked in tenth position, two places outside the top-eight... 
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