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Olympics 2012

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Olympic spirit lives on at Haxby store

York Press: Staff at Sainsbury’s in Haxby with the Paralympic torch; from left are Nick Horsley, Jane Stewart, store manager Nicola Oliver, Sue Phillips and Lana Sturdy

8:38am Tuesday 9th October 2012

THE Olympics may be over, but the spirit of the games lives on in Haxby, where a paralympic torch visited a local supermarket.

Family stumble across Paralympic ceremony on holiday trip up Snowdon

York Press: York schoolboy Lewis Long with Lord Coe

8:16am Thursday 30th August 2012

A YORK family has told how they inadvertently witnessed the lighting of the Paralympic flame while on holiday in Wales.

Cheering crowds line up to welcome the Paralympic flame to York

York Press: Spectators line Duncombe Place to catch sight of the  Paralympic Lantern

10:29am Saturday 25th August 2012

THE Paralympic flame arrived in York to a warm reception from cheering crowds yesterday.

City of York's Richard Buck misses out on Olympic relay spot

10:29am Thursday 9th August 2012

CITY of York Athletics Club star Richard Buck has missed out on a place in the Great Britain quartet for today's heats of the 4x400 metres at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

‘High hopes’ in city for Buck’s London 2012 relay dream

York Press: Richard Buck on his way to Olympics

12:00pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

PROUD Geoff Barraclough says he will wear a placard around York declaring he is Richard Buck’s grandfather if the runner gets the nod for Great Britain’s 4x400 metres Olympic relay squad tomorrow.

Laugher tipped to bounce back from London 2012 agony

9:54am Wednesday 8th August 2012

JACK Laugher has been tipped for a long Olympic diving career despite having a torrid Games debut in the three-metre springboard at London 2012.

North Yorkshire man charged following Olympic bottle-throwing incident

9:40am Tuesday 7th August 2012

Updated: A MAN from the Selby area who was charged with a public order offence after a bottle was thrown at the start of the men’s Olympic 100m final has pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court.

Brit Volleyball plays catch-up

11:06am Tuesday 7th August 2012

BEN Pipes insists it could take more than a decade for Britain’s men’s volleyball team to be competitive internationally – but with their Olympic debut done he’s adamant they’ll get there.

Rio is next target for North Yorkshire handballer Larsson

10:51am Tuesday 7th August 2012

STEVEN LARSSON cut an emotional figure as his London 2012 handball journey came to an end – but he insists it’s so long, not goodbye to the sport.

No final spot for diver Jack Laugher

10:48am Tuesday 7th August 2012

RIPON Grammar School pupil Jack Laugher missed out on a place in the three-metre springboard diving final at London 2012.

Handball goal ace Steve Larsson on ‘tough’ times

10:27am Monday 6th August 2012

STEVEN Larsson’s Olympic handball adventure is nearing its end following a fourth defeat that exposed Great Britain’s inexperience.

Medal-winning York rower drenched in confusion

York Press: Tom Ransley

11:50am Friday 3rd August 2012

SOME 48 hours after he stepped on to the podium to collect an Olympic Games bronze medal, York rower Tom Ransley was still immersed in confusion.

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15 south London sports and athletics clubs that trained Olympic athletes

York Press: Dartford's Adam Gemili in his Olympic heat last August.

11:05am Monday 11th July 2016

South London has a proud record of training some of the world’s best elite athletes. And as some of them prepare to do the nation proud at the Rio Olympics this summer, we looked at the local clubs where they learned their trade.

Wanderers' Dagenham & Redbridge match rescheduled

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5:42pm Wednesday 13th January 2016

Wycombe Wanderers’ League Two match with Dagenham & Redbridge has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 9 February.

Blues defender to end his eight-year Wembley wait

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3:11pm Friday 15th May 2015

Joe Jacobson will realise a lifelong dream when he steps out at Wembley on May 23 – a dream which has been a long time coming.

Bryony Shaw bouncing back after Games woe

York Press: DISAPPOINTMENT: Weymouth's Bryony Shaw

8:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013

BEIJING bronze medallist Bryony Shaw was disappointed to finish seventh in the RS:X women’s windsurfing at London 2012 a year ago today.

Record bid on the horizon for Nick Dempsey after 2012 silver

York Press: SILVER SHOW: Nick Dempsey after earning second place last year

7:50am Wednesday 7th August 2013

NICK Dempsey is aiming for the record books as he sets his sights on Rio in 2016.

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Olympic torch pictures

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Olympic torch in York

Olympic torch crowd total announced

York Press: Torchbearer Lucy Gale poses with the Olympic Flame in front of Aysgarth Falls earlier today

3:16pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

CROWDS of more than 80,000 celebrated the Olympic flame as it passed through in York on Tuesday, council officials have said today.

Crowds in York bid farewell to Olympic Torch

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9:20am Wednesday 20th June 2012

The Olympic flame left York this morning to the sound of cheering crowds at the National Railway Museum (NRM).

Thousands turn out to see Olympic torch in York

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11:11am Wednesday 20th June 2012

THOUSANDS of cheering spectators lined the streets of York as the Olympic torch relay made its way through the city.

Olympic festivities at York Knavesmire

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11:01am Wednesday 20th June 2012

THE Olympic flame ended its first day in York to the sounds of thousands of cheering spectators in glorious sunshine.

LIVE: Olympic Torch in York

York Press: The Olympic torch comes over Lendal Bridge .

Follow this story for rolling coverage throughout the day, as the Olympic flame is carried through North Yorkshire to York.

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Australian Olympic Committee says athletes' village in Rio 'not safe or ready'

York Press: Australia claims their accommodation at the Olympic Village in Rio is uninhabitable

5:38pm Sunday 24th July 2016

Australia's team bosses have refused to move staff or athletes into the Olympic Village in Rio after claiming the buildings are dangerous and uninhabitable.

Olympics enthusiasts should be allowed flexible hours to watch Games, says Acas

York Press: Acas advised bosses to consider allowing staff to start later or finish early for those who want to watch the Olympics in Rio

12:21am Sunday 24th July 2016

Employers are being urged to allow flexible working in the coming weeks so any sports-mad staff can watch the Olympics.

Raonic and Halep to skip Olympics over Zika fears

York Press: There will be no Milos Raonic at the Olympics

7:29pm Friday 15th July 2016

Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic and Romanian medal hope Simona Halep have both pulled out of the Rio Olympics citing concerns over the Zika virus.

Great Britain's Olympics team have been set target of 48 medals for Rio Games

York Press: UK Sport's Simon Timson is confident Team GB can have their best ever away Olympic Games in Rio

2:18pm Thursday 14th July 2016

Great Britain's Olympics team have been set a record-breaking target of 48 medals for this summer's Rio Games, UK Sport has said.

Justin Rose wants to be remembered as Olympic champion

York Press: Justin Rose will represent Great Britain at the Olympics in Rio

4:00pm Wednesday 13th July 2016

Justin Rose has led the counter arguments to Rory McIlroy's suggestion that Olympic golf does not matter to elite players.

Team GB confirm Danny Willett and Justin Rose for Rio Olympics

York Press: Masters champion Danny Willett has been confirmed in Great Britain's Olympic team

9:28am Wednesday 13th July 2016

Masters champion Danny Willett and Justin Rose have been confirmed as Team GB's representatives for this summer's Olympics.

Rory McIlroy: Golf needs to improve drug testing if it wants to stay in Olympics

York Press: Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy believes drug testing in golf has to improve

7:56am Wednesday 13th July 2016

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy believes golf's drug testing policy has to be far more stringent if it wants to become a long-term Olympic sport.

British Athletics chief insists veteran Jo Pavey deserves Rio Olympics place

York Press: Great Britain's Jo Pavey is heading to the Rio Olympics

3:30pm Wednesday 13th July 2016

British Athletics performance director Neil Black has denied sentiment played any part in the decision to pick Jo Pavey for a fifth straight Olympics and declared the team a "happy camp" as it heads to Rio.

Jordan Spieth: Decision to withdraw from Olympics hardest of my life

York Press: Jordan Spieth cited "health concerns" for pulling out of the Olympics

11:34am Tuesday 12th July 2016

Jordan Spieth has labelled his decision to withdraw from the Olympics as the hardest of his life and feels it will "loom" over him throughout the Games.

Usain Bolt named in Jamaica squad for Rio 2016 despite injury scare

York Press: Usain Bolt is chasing more Olympic gold medals in Rio this summer

7:34am Tuesday 12th July 2016

Usain Bolt has been included in Team Jamaica's squad for the Rio Olympics despite his injury concerns.