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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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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.

Olympics bring '£9.9 billion' investment boost to UK economy

York Press: The Government hailed the legacy created by last summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games

7:52am Friday 19th July 2013

THE UK economy has seen a £9.9 billion trade and investment boost from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a new report.

Winchester paralympian wants to keep Olympic legacy alive with new sports team

York Press: Left to right, David Knott, Simon Theobolds, Adam Knott and Winchester mayor Frank Pearson

10:08am Monday 18th February 2013

A PARALYMPIAN has launched a new sports club for Winchester's blind and partially sighted.

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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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Olympic Stadium cost soars

York Press: The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium has increased by £35.9million

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The cost of renovating the Olympic Stadium ahead of West Ham's 2016 move will rise by £35.9million but the extra funding will not be paid for by either the Hammers or the taxpayer.

Rio 2016 organisers remain focused

York Press: Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have reiterated that they will not leave preparations to the last minute

2:57pm Monday 4th August 2014

Rio 2016 organisers admit they cannot afford to indulge in the luxury of leaving preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics to the last minute.

Rio 2016 'on track' to meet targets

York Press: Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada said 'huge progress' had been made in recent months

12:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

Rio 2016 Olympic organisers have labelled criticism of their preparations by a senior IOC figure "as ill-informed and wrong" and said they are now on course to meet their targets.

Bach praises 2022 bidders

York Press: IOC President Thomas Bach is confident each of the cities will host an excellent Games

3:16pm Monday 7th July 2014

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has his expressed confidence over the financial implications of hosting the 2022 Winter Games after formally declaring the three candidate cities in Lausanne on Monday.

Trio up for 2022 Winter Olympics

York Press: Beijing hosted the 2012 summer Olympics

12:01pm Monday 7th July 2014

Almaty, Beijing and Oslo have been declared the three official candidate cities for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has announced.

Lviv withdraws 2022 Winters bid

York Press: IOC president Thomas Bach believes a 2026 Winter Olympics bid by Lviv would make sense for Ukrainian sport

10:16am Tuesday 1st July 2014

The Ukrainian city of Lviv has withdrawn its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in order to focus on its application for 2026.

Coe backs Rio to be ready for 2016

York Press: Sebastian Coe believes Rio will be ready for 2016

1:16pm Friday 6th June 2014

Sebastian Coe has insisted it would be "impossible" for London to step in as 2016 Olympic hosts should the delays affecting the preparations for Rio de Janeiro prove insurmountable.

Coates blasts Rio preparations

York Press: AOC chief John Coates says preparations for the Rio Olympics are the worst he has known

2:17pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

Australia's IOC vice-president has delivered a devastating blast at the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Games and warned that the situation in the Brazilian city is "critical".

Harry in the swing at Olympic Park

York Press: Mayor of London Boris Johnson watches Prince Harry on a swing with local school children at the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London

4:45am Saturday 5th April 2014

Prince Harry was sent flying into the air on a swing as he tested the new attractions at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Harry in the swing at Olympic Park

York Press: Prince Harry on a swing with local school children from Gainsborough Primary school in Newham

10:58am Friday 4th April 2014

Prince Harry was sent flying into the air on a swing today as he tested the new attractions at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


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