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1922 Olympic Gold Medal Goes To The Top Of Mt Everest

I recently read a fascinating story about the fate of the Olympic gold medals awarded to the members of the 1922 British Everest expedition. Didn’t know medals were awarded outside of the Olympics? Me neither. As the great piece on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

This week’s theme is a tricky one! Back on July 6th 2005 when it was announced that London had won the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games, I resolved that I would be there. 7 years later, I was.

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Tough Competition in 2012 Sports Personality of the Year Award

Yesterday, the BBC released its shortlist for 2012 Sports Personality of the Year. Predictably (and rightly), it almost entirely consists of London 2012 athletes: Bradley Wiggins (winner of the Tour De France and a London 2012 gold medal) Sir Chris … Continue reading

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London 2012: 100 Days To Go

Today marks 100 days left until the beginning of the London 2012 Olympics.   I remember the announcement well. I was camping with friends in the Cotswolds when we heard. The following day was the July 7th bombings in London. … Continue reading

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