Olympics 2012

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.

Wood sticks the knife in Daggers then says: I want more goals

York Press: Sam Wood

4:34pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

WANDERERS winger Sam Wood is looking to add more goals to his game after putting the Daggers to the sword on Saturday.

Christmas leftovers aid charities

York Press: Christmas Tree Festival

9:00am Sunday 20th January 2013

CHRISTMAS leftovers from a special festive lunch for residents who would have spent the big day alone will go towards helping two Marlow charities.

London 2012 Olympics BBC DVD boxset competition: Share your favourite Games moments

York Press: The warmth of London 2012 and the success of Jessica Ennis is being replaced by the chill of  increased running costs

12:35pm Tuesday 27th November 2012

NEWS Shopper has teamed up with the BBC to give away five copies of the London 2012 Olympics DVD boxset.

Video: Jessica Ennis 'most inspirational athlete' at London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics

York Press: Sir Chris Hoy was the ninth most inspirational athlete

11:21am Friday 19th October 2012

NEW research has revealed Londoners have been the most inspired by the Olympics in the whole of Britain.

Alistair's trip to Brazil delayed by operation

York Press: Alistair Brownlee, seen celebrating his Olympic gold medal, madee his first ever visit to hospital when he had his appendix removed

4:30pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Super-fit Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee, of Bingley Harriers, has confirmed he has had to go to hospital for the first time – to have his appendix removed.

East Lancashire Olympians honoured at civic receptions

York Press: Blackburn Harriers Holly Bleasdale, Samantha Murray and Sophie Hitchon at the reception

12:00pm Friday 28th September 2012

BLACKBURN’S London 2012 athletic heroes were hailed for their outstanding performances at a civic reception last night.

Lasting legacy of our Games

York Press: Lasting legacy of our Games

9:10am Wednesday 12th September 2012

THE Paralympic Games might have drawn to a close but the legacy will live on as people across the town sign up for disability sports.

LIVE London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics victory parade for Greatest Team

York Press: Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford will be two of the star Team GB athletes taking part in the parade

11:04am Monday 10th September 2012

BRITAIN'S sporting heroes are being saluted during a huge precession through the streets of London.

Olympic and Paralympic Greatest Team parade to be watched by million people

York Press: More cheering crowds are expected in London on Monday

9:20am Monday 10th September 2012

UP TO a million people could line the streets for a Team GB and Paralympics GB victory parade through London on Monday

London 2012: Follow the Team GB parade with our live blog

12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A 21-float parade will take 800 of Team GB's athletes on a victory parade around London this afternoon. Follow their progress with our live blog...

Finbow and GB denied bronze medal

York Press: Pete Finbow scores a basket for Great Britain during the bronze medal match against the United States

9:26pm Sunday 9th September 2012

No-one epitomises the British bulldog spirit more than Bradford wheelchair basketball player Pete Finbow but Uncle Sam prevailed over John Bull to deny Great Britain a third consecutive Paralympic bronze medal.

Stone crowned king of the road

York Press: David Stone celebrates his win at Brands Hatch

9:18pm Sunday 9th September 2012

Rawdon cyclist David Stone scribed his name alongside British sporting greats James Hunt and Jackie Stewart with an historic victory at Brands Hatch to defend his Paralympic road race crown.

Sharkey's royal variety show not enough

York Press: Anna Sharkey

10:40am Friday 7th September 2012

Wycombe star top scores in losing cause

Delight at last for Skud duo

York Press: Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell with their bronze medals at the sailing academy

10:18am Friday 7th September 2012

TEARS of frustration turned to smiles of jubilation for Britain’s four-time world champion sailors who realised bronze at the home Games marked triumph not tragedy.

Paralympic stars make history with gong haul

York Press: Helena Lucas, right, with Niki Birrell, left, and Alex Rickham

10:13am Friday 7th September 2012

GOLDEN girl Helena Lucas made history by winning Britain’s first Paralympic sailing medal – and its first ever gold.

Sealy continues hunt for gold tonight

York Press: Matt Sealy

4:29pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Can Matt Sealy secure a Paralympic medal tonight?

'It's been like being in someone else's life'

York Press: Naomi Riches, second right, celebrates gold with her mixed cox four crew

3:12pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Naomi Riches admits life has been surreal since she won gold

Paralympic sailors making history

York Press: Great Britain’s Paralympic sailors, from left: Hannah Stodel, John Robertson, Steve Thomas, Niki Birrell, Alexandra Rickham and Helena Lucas

11:04am Thursday 6th September 2012

HISTORY will be made on the waters of Portland Harbour today when Britain’s Paralympic sailors bring home the country’s first medals in the sport.

Blake bags bronze

7:42pm Thursday 6th September 2012

DORCHESTER'S Paul Blake has this evening won his second medal of the Paralympics.

Birrell claims one of Great Britain's first ever Paralympic Sailing medals

York Press: Niki Birrell picks up his medal in Weymouth with Alexandra Rickham

4:16pm Thursday 6th September 2012

WARRINGTON'S Niki Birrell has made Paralympic history by winning one of Great Britain's first ever sailing medals.

Weymouth's Moving Tides procession to take place on final day of Paralympics

York Press: COLOURFUL: The Moving Tides children’s procession

11:30am Thursday 6th September 2012

GIANT sea snails, dinosaurs, fish and octopuses will take over the sea front as hundreds of schoolchildren perform as part of the Moving Tides procession.

Comedian’s jokes upset cyclist Lizzie

9:39am Thursday 6th September 2012

Otley’s Olympic cycling star Lizzie Armitstead has criticised Frankie Boyle for making a series of poor-taste jokes about the Paralympics.

Serena pride in honour

York Press: The torchbearing team, including Serena Blackburn (number 089), carry the Paralympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between The City of London and Tower Hamlets

9:35am Thursday 6th September 2012

This was the moment Serena Blackburn made Horsforth and Otley proud as she carried the Paralympic flame through London.

Traffic chaos but no road rage from bronze medallist Stone

York Press: David Stone shows off his bronze medal

8:57pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Rawdon cyclist David Stone refused to be downbeat despite seeing his dreams of defending his Paralympic time trial crown derailed by a traffic jam at Brands Hatch.

Bottomley is hard on himself as Great Britain are beaten to bronze

York Press: Phil Bottomley, centre, during today's bronze medal match with China

9:27pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Bradford archer Phil Bottomley admits the pressure of shooting for a medal at his first Paralympic Games may have proven his undoing as he missed out on team bronze in London.

Clarke coaches on new pitch

York Press: Tips — Jonty Clarke coaches Old Southendian under-10s

4:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

JONTY Clarke was in Southend on Saturday to celebrate his former club’s opening of their new £150,000 artificial grass pitch.

Olympic heartache could see Jonty Clarke quit

York Press: Jony Clarke - in the Team GB hockey squad for the Olympic Games

2:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

GREAT Britain hockey star Jonty Clarke is considering his future in the sport following his disappointment at missing out on an Olympic medal.

Swedish golden goal ends Anna Sharkey's Paralympic goalball dreams

1:54pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

ANNA Sharkey’s Paralympic goalball dream ended this afternoon as Great Britain were knocked out on a golden goal by Sweden.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Helena's on the March to glory

York Press: IN WITH A SHOUT: Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas

12:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Portland’S Helena Lucas continued her march towards Para-lympic glory in the single-handed keelboat class on day four of the home Games.

Just a few years ago, Craig Jackson went to hospital to say goodbye to his brother Robin Womack – now he has watched him win a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games

York Press: Delight – Robin Womack celebrates his bronze medal underneath the Union flag

10:42am Wednesday 5th September 2012

CRAIG Jackson insisted he could not have been any prouder after seeing his brother Robin Womack win a bronze medal in front of 80,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

Dorchester's Blake keeps up family heritage

York Press: SILVER SHOW: Dorchester’s Paul Blake shows off his silver medal

9:34am Wednesday 5th September 2012

Dorchester ’S Paul Blake continued his remarkable family story by winning Paralympic silver over 400 metres at a packed Olympic Stadium last night.

Sharkey scores treble in front of Prince Harry

York Press: Anna Sharkey

1:15pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Anna Sharkey brings down the Danes to set up Paralympics Games quarter-final

What now after the fun and Games?

York Press: Alex Danson

12:59pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Alex Danson reflects on her bronze medal

Paralympics: Brown 'chuffed to bits' with gold

York Press: Danielle Brown shows off her gold medal

8:10pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

It came down to the final arrow but Danielle Brown managed to retain her Paralympic individual compound archery title at London 2012 – edging British rival Mel Clarke into silver.

Brown beats Great Britain team-mate to win Paralympic archery gold

York Press: Danielle Brown shoots during the women's individual compound final

4:53pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Great Britain’s Danielle Brown successfully defended her Paralympic Games title with a narrow victory over team-mate Mel Clarke in a tense women’s individual compound final at the Royal Artillery Barracks which went down to the final arrow.

Bromley mums shine in Paralympics opening ceremony

York Press: Anne Browne and Sam Anson during the ceremony

9:52am Tuesday 4th September 2012

TWO Bromley mums took part in the Paralympics opening ceremony wielding glowing umbrellas.

Sailing Paralympics: Lucas storms back to top of leaderboard

12:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

HELENA Lucas stormed back to the top of the 2.4mR keelboat fleet leaderboard after top performances in yesterday’s light wind conditions at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Anna Sharkey scores hat-trick as GB women book Paralympic goalball quarter-final berth

York Press: In action – Anna Sharkey in action during the Paralympic test event in December

10:09am Tuesday 4th September 2012

ANNA Sharkey and her GB goalball team-mates booked their place in the quarter-finals and got the royal seal of approval in the process.

Birrell closes in on Paralympic Sailing gold in Weymouth

9:39am Tuesday 4th September 2012

WARRINGTON'S Paralympic sailor Niki Birrell and Two-Person Keelboat crewmate Alexandra Rickham are poised to fight it out for gold as they enter the second half of their London 2012 campaign.

FLYING START FOR PARALYMPICS: Families are so proud

York Press: BIGGEST FANS: Victoria Rickham, Elethia Rickham and David Rickham, sister, mum and dad of Paralympic sailor Alex Rickham, at Castle Cove Sailing Club

11:30am Monday 3rd September 2012

FAMILIES spoke of their pride after watching their loved-ones out on the water.

FLYING START FOR PARALYMPICS: Plain sailing so far in medal quest

York Press: SAILING AHEAD:  Niki Birrell and Alex Rickham

11:30am Monday 3rd September 2012

BRITAIN’S sailors got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of Paralympic Sailing races on home waters.

Woolwich archery athlete celebrates 64th birthday as oldest member of Paralympics GB

York Press: Woolwich archery athlete celebrates 64th birthday as oldest member of Paralympics GB

2:32pm Monday 3rd September 2012

WOOLWICH’S paralympian Kate Murray celebrated her 64th birthday on the first day of the Games as the oldest member of Paralympics GB.

Momentum is with us now says Finbow as GB reach quarter-finals

York Press: Bradford's Peter Finbow says confidence is building within the GB squad ahead of a tough quarter-final

8:00pm Monday 3rd September 2012

Bradford's Peter Finbow believes Great Britain have their found their rhythm when it matters most after a third straight Paralympic wheelchair basketball victory.

Prescott wins London 2012 Paralympic bronze

York Press: Prescott with her Paralympic bronze

12:45pm Monday 3rd September 2012

GEMMA Prescott has become the first Warrington-based Paralympian to pick up a London 2012 medal, winning a bronze in the women’s F31/32/51 Club at the Olympic Stadium.

Paralympic archer Stubbs crashes out of London 2012

York Press: John Stubbs

12:17pm Monday 3rd September 2012

WARRINGTON'S Paralympic Archery hope John Stubbs believes he has let people down after suffering a shock defeat the men's Compound (Open) at Royal Artillery Barracks.


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