AN Olympic gold medallist fiddled benefits worth more than £10,000 in a three-year scam, a court heard yesterday. Fidelis Gadzama, 38, allegedly helped his wife Muirat, 36, make bogus claims while he was a Labour councillor in Merton, South West London. The sprinter — part of Nigeria’s top 400m relay team at Sydney 2000 — falsely claimed Muirat was jobless, it is alleged. Dad-of-four Gadzama, of Merton, denied benefit fraud charges at Camberwell magistrates’ court. A fraud probe was launched after Muirat received a total of £10,580 from Merton Council between December 2014 and January last year. Gadzama, who was arrested and charged earlier this year, denied five counts of benefit fraud at Camberwell Magistrates’ Court yesterday. MAN UTD 2 REAL MADRID 1 Sanchez and new boy Fred give Jose reason smile with Miami win MATCH PREVIEW Man United vs Real Madrid: Live stream, TV channel and kick-off time BAIL OUT Mourinho names Bailly as Man Utd captain … [Read more...] about Olympic gold medallist ‘fiddled benefits worth more than £10,000 in a three-year scam’
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Olympic gold medallist dies in jet-ski accident in Norway Independent.ie Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet-ski accident in southern Norway. https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/olympic-gold-medallist-dies-in-jetski-accident-in-norway-37169616.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37169615.ece/8a0e4/AUTOCROP/h342/jetski.jpg Email Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet-ski accident in southern Norway. Investigator Torbjorn Trommestad says the 38-year-old Norwegian hit an island in the archipelago near Arendal when darkness set in late Saturday. Her body was found Sunday. He said Monday that Skofterud was on her way back to a holiday cabin when the accident occurred. Skofterud was on the team that won gold in the 4 x 5-kilometre relay at Vancouver in 2010. The former double world champion retired from top-level competition in 2015. Independent News Service … [Read more...] about Olympic gold medallist dies in jet-ski accident in Norway
By Rob Stevens BBC Sport 20 Jul From the section Hockey Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/hockey/44891414 Read more about sharing. Olympic gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh has been appointed as joint-head coach of Hampstead & Westminster Ladies' first XI.The 38-year-old captained Great Britain women to a historic first Olympic hockey gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.Hampstead & Westminster narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight of the Women's Hockey League last season."I was waiting for the right opportunity and a club I thought I could grow at," she told BBC Sport."With all the things I want to learn and people there to work with, this was the perfect opportunity."England's McCallin on 'brutal' concussionEight Olympic champions in England World Cup squadWomen's World Cup … [Read more...] about Kate Richardson-Walsh: Olympic gold medallist to coach Hampstead & Westminster Ladies
OLYMPIC gold medallist diver Chris Mears returned to his former school last week to unveil a plaque recognising his achievements at Rio 2016. Mears, who attended The Willink School, Burghfield Common, from 2004 to 2009, thanked those who helped him with his development and asked that current students continue to receive the “incredible support” that he had. The athlete, who grew up in the village, but now lives and trains in Leeds, competed in the 3m synchronised event with Jack Laugher, and together they claimed Britain’s first Olympic gold medal for diving. The pair also won silver in the same event at the Diving World Cup in China earlier this month. The plaque, donated and produced by Burghfield Parish Council, was suggested by Penny Kent, one of Mears’ former teachers. The event was attended by West Berkshire Council’s chairwoman Carol Jackson-Doerge (Con, Burghfield) and former district councillorRoyce Longton, along with teachers past and … [Read more...] about Olympic gold medallist Chris Mears goes back to school
There’s probably no greater honour in sport than having your achievements recognised and rewarded by a fellow athlete who has succeeded at the highest level. That’s exactly what happened when Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek, who featured for Great Britain in Rio, presented Pendle Forest’s all-conquering first team with the Investec England Hockey Women’s Team of the Year.Quek, who was nominated as the player of the match in the final against World champions Netherlands at the Games in 2016, dished out the silverware and interviewed manager Scott Hornby, captain Dani Hornby and leading scorer Charlotte Hartley during the ceremony.A total of 33 members of the club attended the national awards at The Athena in Leicester to witness the team scoop the top prize on the night and they were joined on their table by Commonwealth bronze medallist Ellie Rayer and England Hockey development director Rich Beer.Forest, who were nominated for the accolade last season, were … [Read more...] about Olympic gold medallist presents Pendle Forest stars with top honour!