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York Press: Olympics 2012

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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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.

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.

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Olympic torch pictures

York Press: Olympic Torch in Yorkshire pictures
York Press: Olympic Torch in Yorkshire pictures

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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Olympics deal threat to BBC

York Press: Discovery has agreed a new TV rights deal with the International Olympic Committee

2:39pm Monday 29th June 2015

The BBC is facing the prospect of losing some or all of its coverage of the Olympics from 2022 after Eurosport and parent company Discovery secured a 1.3billion euro (£920million) rights deal.

Man found dead at Olympic Stadium

York Press: The Olympic Stadium is being transformed for a venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

1:53pm Sunday 28th June 2015

A man has been found dead at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

Paris learns lessons from defeats

York Press: Paris has confirmed its candidacy as a bidder for the 2024 Olympic Games

11:44am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Paris' bid leader says it has learned the lessons of previous defeats after the French capital formally announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Olympic Stadium costs soar

York Press: The London 2012 Olympic Stadium has been redeveloped ahead of West Ham's move for the 2016/2017 season

4:28pm Friday 19th June 2015

The cost of converting the Olympic Stadium into a new home for West Ham has risen to £272million, rocketing the overall cost of the project to £701m.

Applications pour in for 2020 Games

York Press: The bidding process has begun to be part of the 2020 Olympics

2:30pm Friday 12th June 2015

Snooker, chess, bridge and tug of war are among 26 sports to have applied for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

FA disappointed to scrap Rio plans

York Press: The FA has scrapped plans to field GB men's and women's football teams at next year's Rio Games

12:26am Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Football Association has expressed disappointment after being forced to scrap plans to enter British men's and women's teams for the Rio 2016 Olympics after opposition from the other home nations.

Hamburg picked as candidate city

York Press: Hamburg has entered the bidding for the 2024 Olympics

6:48pm Monday 16th March 2015

Hamburg will bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being chosen ahead of Berlin as Germany's candidate city.

FAW fury over FA Olympic teams bid

York Press: The FA intends to enter men's and women's GB teams for the 2016 Rio Olympics

6:15pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The president of the Football Association of Wales has delivered a furious attack on English football's leaders following the revelation they intend to enter teams for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

FA lining up GB teams for Rio 2016

York Press: The FA intends to enter men's and women's GB teams for the Rio Games in 2016

10:43pm Monday 2nd March 2015

The Football Association intends to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams for the Rio Olympics next year, it can be disclosed.

USA to bid for 2024 Olympics

York Press: The United States has declared its intention to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

7:43am Wednesday 17th December 2014

The United States Olympic Committee has confirmed its intention to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.