Video PUBLISHED: 19:00 26 July 2018 Sophie Morton Hockey maker Hamid O'Toole with Olympic champion Helen Richardson-Walsh at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe/Camelot Chris Ratcliffe/Camelot A hockey volunteer who hasn’t missed a minute of events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in more than two years has been recognised for his passion and dedication. Hockey maker Hamid O'Toole at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe/CamelotHamid O’Toole, who is currently helping out at the women’s world cup taking place at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, was surprised by Olympic gold medal-winning player Helen Richardson-Walsh during the first game of the tournament.During half time in the Germany vs South Africa match, the announcer invited the crowd to thank Hamid for his tireless work.He was then invited onto the pitch, where Helen, who was part of Great Britain’s Rio 2016 … [Read more...] about Rio 2016 champion surprises dedicated Olympic Park hockey volunteer
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Rio 2016 gold medal winner Sarah Sjöström from Sweden is in Malta till tomorrow as an ambassador for the Bettson Group. Apart from having won the Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Sarah Sjostrom is a multi-medal world champion and holder of no fewer than 6 world records. Speaking to her yesterday at the ASA offices, she said she had started competitive swimming at age nine. "That is when I started feeling a big love for the sport, especially when I started clocking good times. Overall, I think I had a very good 2017. Personally, I think it was my best ever year in swimming," she said. Asked what her most cherished medal was, she immediately pointed out that it was the Olympic medal. "It was my third Olympics and I was proud I was a winner," she added. She went on to say that she has been inspired to success by several top performers in the sport. In Sweden, despite the cold, swimming is more popular than waterpolo and there are a lot of world class swimmers. But one … [Read more...] about Rio 2016 gold medal winner Sarah Sjöström in Malta
Researchers reveal the real reason 450,000 condoms are being distributed around the sports event By Zoe Briggs Tuesday, August 16, 2016 THE Olympics 2016 is full of hot men and women all at their physical peak from all around the world. So it's no wonder there's a touch of hanky panky going on in the Olympic village in Rio 2016. According to reports, in the 2012 London games, 150,000 condoms were handed out to athletes and the number has gone up to a staggering 450,000 this time around. But for most of us, this doesn't make sense after it's been widely reported that most coaches tell their athletes not to have sex so they can stay focused on the challenge ahead. Olympic athletes reportedly had 450,000 condoms handed out at their accommodation [Getty] Some even warn the competitors against having romantic relationships at … [Read more...] about Is this why Olympic athletes are having so much sex in Rio 2016?
VICKY THORNLEY has become the second woman to captain Leander Club in its 200-year history. The champion sculler was an obvious choice for the appointment having amassed an enviable medal haul on the world stage. Thornley, 30, who moved to Leander eight years ago, said: “It’s a big honour and something I never really expected but to have this happen in Leander’s bicentenary year is very special.” After winning a silver medal in the double sculls with Katherine Grainger at the Rio Olympics in 2016, she swtiched to the single scull, the boat in which she has won GB senior trials on four occasions. During the 2017 season she added two more world cup silver medals to her tally, as well as the European title, before taking another silver at the world championships. Thornley, from Wrexham, came to rowing as a student after being recruited into the national Sporting Giants programme, which sought to identify young men and women with the right physical attributes for … [Read more...] about Olympic sculler to captain Leander
IT has been revealed that one of the greatest sprinters of recent times is headed to Glasgow with the announcement that double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson will take part in the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, which takes place at the Emirates Arena next month. Thompson won gold in both the 100m and the 200m at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and she is just the latest world-wide star to be added to the start list for the Glasgow meet. Also appearing are reigning 4 x 100m world champions Adam Gemili, CJ Ujah and Nathaneel Mitchel-Blake, as well as Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete ever, Eilidh Doyle. Thompson’s appearance adds an extra sparkle to proceedings but the Jamaican will not have it easy on the day, with the 60m expected to be one of the most competitive races on the entire programme. Also on the start line will be Britain’s top sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, world champion from the Netherlands Dafne Schipers as well and world silver … [Read more...] about Olympic sprint champion headed for Glasgow