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Olympics 2012

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Local Olympic stories

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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Rio's laboratory suspended ahead of the Olympics

York Press: The lab to be used at the Rio Olympics has been suspended

10:40pm Friday 24th June 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Rio's new laboratory just six weeks before the start of the Olympics, plunging plans to deter cheats this summer into crisis.

Jade Jones happy to be favourite heading into Rio

York Press: Jade Jones is looking to retain her Olympic title in Rio this summer

12:07pm Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Jade Jones has admitted her days of blissful ignorance are behind her as she steps up her quest to successfully defend her Olympic taekwondo title in Rio this summer.

Russia and Kenya vow to comply with IOC requirements

York Press: Russian and Kenyan athletes could still compete at the 2016 Olympics

7:47am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Russia and Kenya vowed to meet the unprecedented anti-doping requirements placed on their Rio 2016 hopefuls by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus facing Rio Olympics weightlifting bans

York Press: The International Weightlifting Federation could ban Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus from the Rio Olympics

11:18pm Wednesday 22nd June 2016

The weightlifting teams of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus face being banned from the Rio Olympics.

British Olympic Association gives backing to sanctions against Russia and Kenya

York Press: British Olympic Association chief executive Bill Sweeney has backed the sanctions taken against Russia ahead of the Rio Olympics

5:55pm Tuesday 21st June 2016

The British Olympic Association has backed the sanctions taken against Russia and Kenya ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Russia vows to comply as IOC sets out stringent Rio Olympics demands

York Press: IOC president Thomas Bach laid down the law to Russia and Kenya

7:45am Tuesday 21st June 2016

Russia vowed its Rio 2016 hopefuls would "go over and above" demands to prove they are clean of drugs after the bar was raised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

GB hockey team manager Andy Halliday to miss Olympics

York Press: Andy Halliday will not travel to the Olympics

9:53am Sunday 19th June 2016

Team manager Andy Halliday will not travel with Great Britain to the Rio Olympics, Great Britain Hockey has confirmed.

Rio state government declares 'state of calamity' over Olympic funding

York Press: Rio de Janeiro is suffering from economic problems as it prepares to host the Olympics

12:10am Saturday 18th June 2016

The Rio de Janeiro state government has declared a 'state of public calamity', saying emergency financial measures must be undertaken in order for the Olympic Games to go ahead as planned due to a 'severe economic crisis' in the state.

Amir Khan decides not to pursue representing Pakistan at Rio Olympics

York Press: Amir Khan will not represent Pakistan at the Rio Olympics

6:19pm Wednesday 15th June 2016

Amir Khan has decided not to pursue the chance to represent Pakistan at this summer's Rio Olympics, Press Association Sport understands.

Greg Rutherford has sperm frozen amid fears over Zika virus at Rio Olympics

York Press: Greg Rutherford is taking precautions before travelling to Rio

11:46pm Tuesday 7th June 2016

British long-jumper Greg Rutherford has frozen samples of his sperm amid fears about the Zika virus at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.