Tag : london 2012

UK Holiday-Goers Loss is UK Tourism Industries Gain

11 months ago / 0 comments

When the 51.9% of the UK who voted to leave the EU celebrated their win back in June 2016, the last thing they were probably expecting was a headline a year later insinuating more people than ever are entering the UK. VisitBritain claims this week, that a record number of … Read More

Daybell takes bronze at Slovenian Open

5 years ago / 0 comments

Francesca Bullock Kim Daybell, a 20 year old medical student at Leeds University and a member of the GB Para table tennis team, took bronze in the men’s class 10 singles at the Slovenian Open last week. He showed great determination and courage in winning his quarter final against Karim … Read More

Olympic hero Brownlee awarded MBE

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Olympic gold medalist and University of Leeds graduate Alastair Brownlee has been awarded an MBE. Brownlee, 24, was personally awarded the MBE by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, after winning gold in Triathlon at the London 2012 Games last summer. Brownlee, who graduated from the … Read More

2012: SPOTY the difference

6 years ago / 0 comments

  WARNING: Satirical Content, all points made are intended to be light-hearted and slightly amusing. However the point about Chelsea is deadly serious. Award season has come upon us, X Factor, Strictly and now athletics have got in on the act of public bore-fest tele-marathons.   First the International Athletics … Read More

NFL set to touch down in London

6 years ago / 0 comments

NFL International Series Sunday’s sixth instalment of the NFL’s international series at Wembley Stadium pitted much vaunted New England Patriots against Missouri’s St. Louis Rams who made their first voyage across the Atlantic. The enthusiastic 84,000 crowd firmly backed the Patriots and their three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. … Read More

Post London 2012 blues

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Sunday night saw the close of what has universally been accepted as the greatest Paralympic Games of all time. With a record 2.7 million tickets being sold, and nearly all events being sold out it was an unrivalled success to the greatest summer of British Sport in living memory, … Read More

Leeds welcomes home Paralympic heroes

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Leeds was delighted to welcome the return of four local Paralympians at a celebration on the steps of Civic Hall on Thursday. A passionate crowd filled Millenium square and listened as each Paralympian spoke about their experiences of London 2012, including swimmer and Leeds graduate Claire Cashmore. Also present were … Read More

London 2012: Whose Legacy?

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Olympics have ended, but something more important has begun. It’s been mentioned on this website, and was even afforded a Newsnight special. No sooner had the flame gone out than a whole new competition began. Not the Paralympics – we have to wait for them – but the legacy … Read More

London 2012: 'The Greatest Show on Earth'

6 years ago / 0 comments

Eternally branded as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, the London Olympics needed its greatest stars to perform to emphasize this claim – and empathically, they did. Just as Euro 2012 benefitted from some stellar performances from the biggest names in the game, so the Olympic Games were lit up by … Read More

A Generation Inspired

6 years ago / 0 comments

LS Sport’s Ben Morris reflects on a memorable fortnight… I find myself in a dark place. Struck, dumbfounded, by a haunting sense of post-Olympic blues. Despite this, the past two weeks have redefined what it means to be British. Patriotism and pride have been reinstalled and the legacy of London … Read More