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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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Southwell pleased to make Football League debut despite Crawley defeat

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12:15pm Monday 8th August 2016

There is always an element risk when giving a young player their first chance in the Football League.

15 south London sports and athletics clubs that trained Olympic athletes

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

8:00am Friday 5th August 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

York Press:

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

York Press:

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.

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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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IOC announces 16 more positive doping tests from Beijing 2008

York Press: There are nine weightlifters among the 16 new positive drug samples from Beijing 2008

11:32pm Thursday 17th November 2016

Sixteen more positive doping cases from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have been confirmed, with all but one coming from Russia or a former Soviet republic.

IOC president defends decision not to give Russia blanket ban from Rio 2016

York Press: IOC president Thomas Bach said the Rio Games were a "huge success"

6:32pm Tuesday 15th November 2016

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has defended his organisation's decision not to throw Russia out of the Rio Games for doping, saying it has been backed by world leaders.

Rugby sevens' Olympic status is key to game's growth - Bill Beaumont

York Press: World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont shows his approval at the rugby sevens in Rio

6:12pm Monday 14th November 2016

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont hailed rugby sevens' successful introduction to the Olympics as a potential game-changer for the sport's global popularity.

Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid team stays positive on Trump presidency

York Press: Donald Trump has been congratulated on his election victory by Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic Games bid team

3:01pm Thursday 10th November 2016

The committee for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics has said it is looking forward to "working closely" with US president-elect Donald Trump despite previous comments that a Trump presidency would hurt its chances.

Injury concerns prompted Jessica Ennis-Hill's decision to retire from athletics

York Press: Jessica Ennis-Hill announced her retirement from sport last week

8:00am Tuesday 18th October 2016

Jessica Ennis-Hill claims she will be at ease in retirement having feared injury issues could ruin her goodbye from athletics had she carried on.

Sports fans brave Manchester rain to hail Olympic and Paralympic athletes

York Press: A parade of floats saw several hundred of Britain's sporting heroes and an adoring public come together to revel in the summer of success

8:17am Monday 17th October 2016

Thousands of sports fans braved heavy showers in Manchester to hail the heroic exploits of Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Jessica Ennis-Hill to say farewell at Olympic and Paralympic homecoming

York Press: Jessica Ennis-Hill has called time on her athletics career

12:36pm Monday 17th October 2016

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to have the chance to bid farewell to fans later today as Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes converge on Manchester to celebrate their Rio 2016 achievements.

Olympic boxers reprimanded for betting at Rio Games

York Press: Team GB boxer Anthony Fowler

4:34pm Wednesday 28th September 2016

The International Olympic Committee has issued "severe reprimands" to Team GB boxer Anthony Fowler and Irish fighters Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly for betting on the boxing competition at Rio 2016, contrary to Olympic rules.

FAI chief John Delaney: I had nothing to do with tickets for Rio Olympics

York Press: John Delaney, chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, insists he had nothing to do with Olympic tickets

5:34pm Thursday 22nd September 2016

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has insisted he had nothing to do with an alleged ticket scandal at the Rio Olympics.

Dates announced for Olympic and Paralympic celebrations

York Press: Taekwondo star Jade Jones is among the British Olympians and Paralympians set to be honoured with victory parades next month

8:35am Tuesday 20th September 2016

Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars will be honoured with back-to-back victory parades in Manchester and London, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has announced.