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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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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.

Double trap ace Peter Wilson relives golden shot

York Press: WELL DONE, SON: Peter Wilson celebrates with dad Charles

8:00am Friday 2nd August 2013

PETER Wilson announced himself to the world when he nailed his last pair of targets to claim Olympic double trap gold at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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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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Lord Coe rejects claim that London 2012 Olympics were the dirtiest ever

York Press: Sebastian Coe was a key figure at London 2012

9:50am Sunday 29th May 2016

Sebastian Coe has dismissed claims that London 2012 may have been the dirtiest Olympic Games in history after a host of new positive drug tests came to light.

Eight Russian athletes fail drug tests in re-testing of samples from London 2012

York Press: Eight Russians have failed drugs tests in the re-testing of samples from London 2012

4:54pm Saturday 28th May 2016

Eight Russian athletes failed drug tests in the re-testing of samples from the London 2012 Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee has announced.

Steve Backley believes Russia should be allowed to compete at Rio Olympics

York Press: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has vowed to keep the dopers away from the Rio Olympics

12:59pm Friday 27th May 2016

Steve Backley believes Russia should be allowed to compete at an Olympic Games which continues to be overshadowed by doping controversy.

Call for Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be postponed or moved over Zika virus fears

York Press: The Olympics is due to take place in Brazil this summer

9:43pm Friday 27th May 2016

This summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be moved or postponed because of the ongoing Zika virus, according to m ore than 150 global health experts.

'We cannot speculate' on Russian Olympic ban - Thomas Bach

York Press: IOC president Thomas Bach could shed no light on the prospect of Russia being banned from the Olympics

7:25am Wednesday 18th May 2016

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has refused to speculate on Russia's chances of being thrown out of the Rio Olympics completely.

New wave of Beijing Olympics failed drug tests as IOC targets Rio-bound athletes

York Press: The IOC has announced 31 athletes from six sports have failed doping tests after the retesting of samples from Beijing 2008

2:19pm Tuesday 17th May 2016

The British Olympic Association was unaware of any Team GB athletes being among those caught cheating after the re-examination of anti-doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games.

Diver Daley delighted with look of GB trunks for Rio

York Press: Team GB's (left-right) Tom Mitchell, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley and Olivia Breen during the kit launch at Seymour Leisure Centre, London.

3:33pm Wednesday 27th April 2016

Diver Tom Daley reckons the Great Britain kit for the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games is the best yet.

Olympic gold medallists to receive one-year exemption for majors

York Press: Gold medal winners at the Rio Olympics will receive a one-year exemption to golf's majors

12:43am Tuesday 5th April 2016

Gold medallists in this summer's Olympics will receive a one-year exemption into the game's major championships, officials from the sport's top organisations have announced.

British Amateur Boxing Association welcomes Rio 2016 proposals

York Press: Boxing at the Olympics is set to be open to professionals

7:39am Thursday 25th February 2016

The British Amateur Boxing Association has given a cautious welcome to the news that professional boxers will be free to compete in this summer's Rio Olympics.

Professional boxers set to become eligible to compete at Rio Olympics

York Press: AIBA president, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, says professional boxers can compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

4:22pm Wednesday 24th February 2016

Top professional boxers will become eligible to compete in this summer's Rio Olympics under radical new proposals being pushed through by the sport's world governing body, AIBA.