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Olympic Windsurfing Decision U Turn For Rio

Olympic Windsurfing Decision U Turn For Rio
Windsurfing Olympians Celebrate the Reinstatement of their Sport. Olympic Windsurfing Will Return at Rio 2012 The ISAF has reversed its decision to drop windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In a dramatic move, the international governing body for sailing sports has reinstated windsurfing to the Olympic roster at the expense of kiteboarding. Professional windsurfers... 

Video – Lindsey Vonn’s Journey to Olympic Gold

Video - Lindsey Vonn's Journey to Olympic Gold
*** Watch Video Below *** Ever wondered how international skiing champions are made? Lindsey Vonn explains all in this short youtube video, which charts the Minnesota girl’s rise from Midwestern obscurity to Olympic glory. Vonn, who is undeniably one of the greatest names in alpine skiing in the modern age, has won four skiing World Championships and is the reigning Olympic Champion. - Despite the... 

Olympic Futures – New Sports For The World

Olympic Futures - New Sports For The World
London 2012 is drawing to a spectacular conclusion. Now the world can get on with looking forward to Rio 2016 and the mega-fiesta that will await the human race when the world’s largest sporting event touches down in South America for the first time. Already debate has begun as to which sports should be added to the Olympic roster to ensure the format remains fresh and engaging. The inclusion of... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

The Countdown to Olympic BMX Begins

The Countdown to Olympic BMX Begins
Follow BMX on Google + Tomorrow will see the London 2012 Olympic BMX event get underway with the men’s and women’s seeding heats kicking off at 3.00pm. The competition will pit some of the best professional riders in the world against one another in a battle royale of speed, stamina, strength and skill. - The seeding event exists to determine who the fastest competitors are, so as to ensure the... 
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