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Medal Race Marks the Demise of Olympic Windsurfing

Medal Race Marks the Demise of Olympic Windsurfing
British Olympic windsurfer, Nick Dempsey claimed the Silver medal the in 2012 RS:X Windsurfing Olympic event after Dutch competitor, Dorian van Rijsselberg stormed to victory with a convincing win. 31-year-old Dempsey, who is a  former World Champion, adds his silver medal to the Bronze he won in Athens in 2004. The Bronze from today’s medal race went to Polish competitor Przemyslaw Miarczynski. - In... 

Rachel Cawthorn Smashes It – Kayak Single (K1) 500m at Eton Dorney

Rachel Cawthorn Smashes It - Kayak Single (K1) 500m at Eton Dorney
British Olympic paddler, Rachel Cawthorn has smashed her way into the final of the Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 500m with a sensational display of power and skill. The 23-year-old athlete from Guildford will now go on to compete against seven other elite kayakers for a medal at Eton Dorney on Thursday. - Rachel won her Heat, pulling in an excellent time of 1.53.491. In her semifinal she came up against... 

Reigning K1 Olympic Champ, Tim Brabants, Through to the Finals of London 2012

Reigning K1 Olympic Champ, Tim Brabants, Through to the Finals of London 2012
Tim Brabants, the reigning Kayak Singles 1000m Sprint Olympic champion has made it through to the finals of this event at London 2012. Brabants, who was world Champion in 2007 and took the gold medal at Beijing 2008, made it through to Wednesday’s final following a fiercely fought set of opening heats and equally ferocious semifinals. At the beginning of the elimination process there were 22 paddlers... 

Team GB Sprint Canoe Team Announced.

Team GB Sprint Canoe Team Announced.
Today saw official confirmation of the nine-strong Team GB canoe sprint squad, with the announcement causing a lot of excitement amongst sports enthusiasts. The team is being heralded as one of the strongest fielded by the U.K. at this Summer’s Olympic Games, leading many to speculate that medal success may well be within sight. - Leading the team is Olympic Gold Medalist Tim Brabants, who will... 

Danny MacAskill Carries Olympic Torch.

Danny MacAskill Carries Olympic Torch.
The Olympic torch came to Scotland today following its five day tour of Ireland. The torch arrived by ferry in Stranraer early in the morning and quickly weaved its way along the western coast of the Southern Uplands to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Here it was received by legendary Scottish MTB rider, Danny MacAskill. - MacAskill, who has achieved fame as a result of his extraordinary online... 

Nick Dempsey Told to Take Up Kite Surfing.

Nick Dempsey Told to Take Up Kite Surfing.
Stephen Park, the Sailing Team Manager at the British Olympic Association has suggested that star windsurfer, Nick Dempsey, should take-up kiting in order to adapt to the decision to ditch his sport at Rio 2016 in favour of kite surfing. The comments came in reaction to Dempsey’s condemnation of the International Sailing Federation’s reshuffle of Olympic sailing disciplines, which he labelled “bizarre”... 

Ed McKeever – More Gold Than Mr T.

Ed McKeever - More Gold Than Mr T.
The 2012 Canoe Sprint World Cup really couldn’t have gone much better for British kayaker and Olympic hopeful, Ed McKeever, who returns to the U.K. with three new gold medals to add to his ever growing hoard of trophies. - Having secured the win in Poznan, Poland ten days ago, McKeever repeated his stellar performance by seizing the gold in Duisburg, Germany at the weekend, coming in first comfortably... 

Aussie Squad Gets Preview of Olympic BMX Track.

Aussie Squad Gets Preview of Olympic BMX Track.
Australia’s national BMX squad got a preview of the London Olympic track after they were given the opportunity to train at the facility ahead of the upcoming World Championships. The elite Aussie riders, who’ve travelled from the other side of the globe in order to compete for international titles in Birmingham this weekend, leapt at the chance of sampling the much hyped London Olympic BMX track... 

Shanaze Reade Leads All-Conquering BMX Brits into Action.

Shanaze Reade Leads All-Conquering BMX Brits into Action.
The annual BMX World Championships are upon us again. Next week, Shanaze Reade will lead a party of seven elite British riders into action at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham and hopes are high that the event will see the Olympic hopeful secure her fifth international Championship title. Reade, who took the time trial Champion title last year, has been tipped as one of the U.K.’s brightest... 

Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees.

Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees.
The BMX Hall of Fame will welcome a group of new inductees on 16th June this year, with a ceremony scheduled to take place beneath the Olympic Flame at the United States Olympic Training Centre in California. The prestigious event will see five big names from the world of BMX join some of the sport’s all-time legends. Amongst the athletes honoured at this year’s ceremony, is Matt Hoffman, who will... 
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