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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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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
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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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What a magnificent growth!

York Press: Time for a groom: Aimee Chubb cannot wait to see the end of fiancé Ryan Bristow's beard which will be chopped off in aid of Headway. Picture by Catherine Phillips

1:43pm Wednesday 14th October 2015

JIM Seton today explained how to grow an excellent beard.

Organisers look to cut costs to ensure Rio Games are "economically sustainable"

York Press: Rio's Olympic preparations face financial constraints

9:26am Tuesday 6th October 2015

Organisers of the Rio Olympics have imposed a cost-cutting regime in order to stay within their £1.9billion organisational budget as concern rises about the economic crisis in Brazil.

Paris and Los Angeles among five cities in the frame for 2024 Olympics

York Press: Five cities will compete for the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics

10:03am Wednesday 16th September 2015

The International Olympic Committee has announced a final list of five cities who will compete to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

More medals "not probable" in Rio

York Press: EMBARGOED UNTIL 2230 AUGUST 4, 2015.'Team GB Greats' including Sir Chris Hoy, Anthony Joshua and Sir Steve Redgrave.

10:50pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

British athletes are unlikely to win as many medals at the Rio Olympics as they did at London 2012, the head of funding body UK Sport has said.

Beijing handed 2022 winter Olympics

York Press: Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics

11:18am Friday 31st July 2015

Beijing has won the vote to host the 2022 winter Olympics despite having no natural snow.

Rio organisers face "challenges"

York Press: IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted Rio 2016 faces serious challenges

9:34am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Organisers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions will be held, the IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted.

Reedie advises LA switch

York Press: Sir Craig Reedie believes Los Angeles' existing stadium and sports facilities would make it a strong bid for the 2024 Olympics

10:17am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Los Angeles should step in as the United States' bid for the 2024 Olympics to replace Boston, according to Britain's IOC vice-president Sir Craig Reedie.

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

York Press: Dame Tessa Jowell says the UK's Olympics legacy has been wasted by the previous coalition government

6:04am Monday 6th July 2015

The chance to build an Olympic legacy of wider participation in sport has been "squandered", according to Dame Tessa Jowell.

Coalition 'squandered Games legacy'

York Press: Falling sport participation figures have angered Dame Tessa Jowell

8:12am Monday 6th July 2015

The chance to build an Olympic legacy of wider participation in sport has been "squandered", according to Dame Tessa Jowell.

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.