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.

Olympic bronze medal “no consolation” for rower Tom Ransley

York Press: Rower Tom Ransley revels in Olympic Games pressure

11:20am Thursday 2nd August 2012

A BRONZE medal was “no consolation” for York City Rowing Club star Tom Ransley after his brave gold medal bid failed in the final of the eight at London 2012.

York City Rowing Club's Tom Ransley wins bronze in Olympic eight final

12:36pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

YORK City Rowing Club star Tom Ransley bagged a bronze medal in the eight final at London 2012 today.

North Yorkshire rower Debbie Flood misses out on medals in quadruple sculls final

12:17pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

NORTH Yorkshire rower Debbie Flood missed out on a medal in today's final of the quadruple sculls at London 2012.

Greenwich's Hope Powell urges calm after victory over Brazil

York Press: Head coach Hope Powell is hoping her team's success will boost the popularity of the women's game. Picture by Andrew Matthews/ PA Wire

8:48am Wednesday 1st August 2012

ORPINGTON’S Claire Rafferty was an unused substitute for the third game in a row as Great Britain’s women football team beat Brazil at the Olympics last night (July 31).

Silver medal for North Yorkshire rider Nicola Wilson

York Press: North Yorkshire’s Nicola Wilson and her horse, Opposition Buzz, revel in the Olympic atmosphere in the London 2012 dressage competition in Greenwich Park

8:30am Wednesday 1st August 2012

NICOLA Wilson was ecstatic after picking up an Olympic silver medal yesterday in the team eventing in London.

Team GB in final warning to German rowers

York Press: The GB rowing crew

11:26am Tuesday 31st July 2012

YORK City Rowing Club ace Tom Ransley and his Great Britain eight have rapped out an Olympic warning to gold medal favourites Germany.

Firm’s top-secret Olympic cauldron delight

York Press: Stage One sales director Simon Wood with a prototype of the copper petals which were used in the London 2012 Olympics opening  ceremony

10:50am Tuesday 31st July 2012

THE Olympic cauldron which astonished a TV audience of one billion people around the world was constructed in top secret at a business near York.

Injured climber in pledge to carry Paralympic torch in city

York Press: Sianagh Gallagher in hospital

9:52am Tuesday 31st July 2012

DISABLED climber Sianagh Gallagher has pledged to press ahead with carrying the Paralympic flame through York next month – despite breaking her ankle in a skateboarding accident.

York City Rowing Club's Tom Ransley into London 2012 eights final

9:57am Monday 30th July 2012

YORK City Rowing Club star Tom Ransley and his Great Britain eights crew-mates are through to Wednesday's Olympic final after winning today's repechage.

Nicola Wilson savours Olympic debut

York Press: North Yorkshire’s Nicola Wilson and her horse, Opposition Buzz, revel in the Olympic atmosphere in the London 2012 dressage competition in Greenwich Park

10:54am Monday 30th July 2012

NORTH Yorkshire rider Nicola Wilson breathed a sigh of relief after a successful bit of damage limitation in the dressage section of the eventing competition at London 2012.

Jo Jackson set to call time on swimming career

10:52am Monday 30th July 2012

JO JACKSON revealed she will be taking a break from swimming after London 2012 – but refused to state whether her exile would be permanent or temporary.

Olympic-themed garden in support of Team GB

York Press: Malcolm Richardson, of Willow Rise, Kirkbymoorside, with his Olympic-themed garden

9:04am Monday 30th July 2012

FOR one Ryedale resident celebrating the Olympics has become a sport in itself.

Ransley and Co confident of eights upset as Flood fights on

YORK City Rowing Club’s Tom Ransley and the British men’s eight are confident of springing a surprise in the final at London 2012.

York City Rowing Club's Tom Ransley and Great Britain eights second in Olympic heats

10:29am Saturday 28th July 2012

YORK City Rowing Club ace Tom Ransley and his Great Britain eight crew finished second to favourites Germany in the London 2012 heats today.

Oar-inspiring medal booty awaits York rowing ace

York Press: The Great Britain’s men’s eight, with York City Rowing Club’s Tom Ransley third from left, in training for the Games

10:22am Saturday 28th July 2012

TOM RANSLEY is being tipped for London 2012 glory by his York City Rowing Club mentor.

Boy oh boy, Danny

York Press: Disaster banner opening.jpg for the homepage

9:56am Saturday 28th July 2012

DANNY BOYLE’S Olympic vision was finally unveiled to the world last night and the opening spectacular drew universal praise.

Youngsters’ place in the Olympic limelight

York Press: An aerial view of the Olympic stadium last night

10:03am Saturday 28th July 2012

PUPILS from York and North Yorkshire schools took part in the once-in-a-lifetime Olympic opening ceremony in London last night.

Great Britain's Debbie Flood seeks rowing gold medal

York Press: Debbie Flood would love to add gold to her two silver medals

11:44am Friday 27th July 2012

NORTH Yorkshire’s Debbie Flood has turned her hand at judo, athletics, learning Chinese and working as a prison officer alongside her career as a rower – now she’s plotting a spot of alchemy to finally turn Olympic silver into gold.

Choppy waters for Ransley and GB eights rowing crew

York Press: Tom Ransley

11:41am Friday 27th July 2012

YORK City Rowing Club star Tom Ransley and his Great Britain eights crew-mates have been handed a tough Olympic assignment.

Paralympic flame honour for athlete

York Press: Sianagh Gallagher

8:27am Friday 27th July 2012

A GOLD medal-winning disabled York climber will be among a welcoming party who will greet the arrival of Yorkshire’s Paralympic Flame next month.

Olympic legacy fighting fund for Community Spirit club

York Press: York’s Community Spirit Boxing Club have received a £48,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Members are pictured left  celebrating

11:51am Friday 27th July 2012

A YORK boxing club is benefiting from the Olympics to the tune of £48,000.

Ringing in the Olympic Games

York Press: Pocklington Montessori School pupils enjoy ringing their bells and shaking other   musical instruments with town crier Geoff Sheasby

10:47am Friday 27th July 2012

SCHOOL children in Pocklington have done their bit to help launch the Olympics with a round of bell ringing.  

Bells to ring out across York to herald start of Olympics

York Press: National Railway Museum staff, from left, Tim Procter, Ellen Tait and Anna Pinkstone prepare to “ring in” the Olympic celebrations

11:16am Thursday 26th July 2012

BELLS will be rung across York as part of a national world-record chiming attempt to herald the start of the London 2012 Olympics.

Richard Buck fast track to glory hinges on Rooney's performance

York Press: Richard Buck on his way to Olympics

11:17am Wednesday 25th July 2012

FOUR-TIME Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson believes City of York Athletics Club ace Richard Buck can be part of an unlikely Team GB 4 x 400 metres relay medal hunt at London 2012 – but only if star turn Martyn Rooney can deliver a world-class display in the capital.

Rail museum to join Olympic bell-ringing event

9:28am Wednesday 25th July 2012

 A TEAM of staff at the National Railway Museum will ring in the Olympic celebrations this week, using a selection of 40 station bells from the national collection.

Fake Olympic medal alert

9:17am Wednesday 25th July 2012

A YORK anti-fraud squad is warning sports fans against conmen who are offering fake Olympic medals for sale over the internet before the Games begin.

York man chosen to join Olympic Games emergency dental team

York Press: Ian Speechley

8:07am Wednesday 25th July 2012

A DENTIST from York is heading to London after being chosen to be part of the Olympic dental team.

Paralympic Flame girl is burning with ambition

York Press: Medal-winning disabled York climber Sianagh Gallagher, aged 15, looks forward to the arrival in York of the Paralympic Flame on August 24, when she will be part of welcoming party

8:04am Wednesday 25th July 2012

Gold medal-winning disabled York climber Sianagh Gallagher will be among City of York Council ’s welcoming party for the Paralympic Flame when it arrives in York on August 24.

York bells toll for London Olympics

5:06pm Monday 23rd July 2012

THE sound of bell ringing will herald the London Olympics across York, North and East Yorkshire on Friday.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff head to Olympics

York Press: Members of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service who are heading to London to provide assistance at the Olympic Games

9:25am Saturday 21st July 2012

FRONTLINE ambulance staff from our region will head to London on Monday to make up the 440-strong ambulance team providing emergency assistance at the Olympic Games.

Funding wrangles prevent Olympic teams from using York as training base

9:05am Saturday 21st July 2012

OLYMPIC teams will not be using York as their training base for the London 2012 Games after hitting funding problems.

Medieval Olympics event in York

9:39am Saturday 21st July 2012

THE origins of the Olympic Games will be explored at a special event in Bedern Hall, York, with a series of activities based on the mediaeval history of the venue.

Now let the Games begin!

York Press: Seb Coe  promoting the Olympics in York

2:09pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

THE greatest sporting show on earth is back in Great Britain. The London 2012 opening ceremony on Friday, July 27 will mark the return of the Olympic Games to these shores after an absence of 64 years.

Richard Buck travels the hard metres to realise his dream

York Press: Richard Buck on his way to Olympics

2:06pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

Potentially crippling adversity has been overcome by York one-lap star Richard Buck, as charted by The Press sports reporter STEVE CARROLL.

Tom Ransley takes Eton boat throng to Olympic tilt

York Press: Tom Ransley

2:04pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

The Press sports editor STUART MARTEL reveals how York rower Tom Ransley is aiming to negotiate a voyage that has taken in Rule Britannia and ends up with possible Olympic success at the place from where he first started out.

Jack Laugher looks to make a splash

York Press: Jack Laugher

2:03pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

TOM DALEY may be the poster boy of London 2012, but North Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher is another teenager aiming to make a splash at the Olympics.

Second chance for Nicola Wilson

York Press: Nicola Wilson splashes out of contention

2:01pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

NORTH Yorkshire rider Nicola Wilson is determined to grab her second chance of glory at London 2012.

Ben Pipes' dream in London

2:00pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

EAST Yorkshire’s Ben Pipes is targeting an Olympic medal with Great Britain’s volleyball team.


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