Olympics 2012

Top Paralympic swimmer at Charlton Lido's official relaunch

Croydon Guardian: Top Paralympic swimmer Susie Rodgers at Charlton Lido's relaunch, pictured middle with L-R Managing director of GLL Mark Sezans, David Golton of London Marathon Charitable trust,  Cllr Peter Kotz and Cllr Jim Gillman.

3:24pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A top Paralympic swimmer joined the guests at Charlton Lido's official relaunch last Friday (March 28).

Lewisham Olympian James Ellington races guide dog puppies at Ladywell Arena

Croydon Guardian: Olympic athlete James Ellington races guide dog puppies at Ladywell Arena

4:15pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

LEWISHAM Olympian James Ellington raced guide dog puppies around the Ladywell Arena as they tested out the venue for the blind.

Interview: Joanna Rowsell looks ahead to Rio a year after Olympic win

Croydon Guardian: yellow SUTT: Q&A with cyclist Joanna Rowsell one year since her Olympic gold medal win

7:30am Friday 2nd August 2013

With the one year anniversary of the Olympics now here Joanna Rowsell talks to the Sutton Guardian about life since her amazing gold medal win and how she is working towards Rio.

Olympic champion James DeGale fights at Bluewater tomorrow

Croydon Guardian: Olympic champion James DeGale fights at Bluewater tomorrow

12:28pm Friday 7th June 2013

OLYMPIC Gold Medallist James DeGale will fight in Bluewater tomorrow (Saturday, June 8).

Olympic Games 'failed to inspire'

Croydon Guardian: A new poll suggests the Olympics inspired fewer than one in five to take part in more sport

8:02am Thursday 10th January 2013

THE Olympic Games inspired fewer than one in five people to take part in more sport, according to a new poll.

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

Croydon Guardian: 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.

Epsom's sailing star wins Paralympic bronze

Croydon Guardian: Bronze heroes: Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in action in the London 2012 Paralympics

12:24pm Friday 7th September 2012

Epsom sailor Alexandra Rickham is a Paralympian bronze medallist after the final day of racing in the two-person keelboat Skud class was abandoned.

Wheelchair rugby's Greenwich star Andy Barrow ready for Paralympic Games

Croydon Guardian: New Eltham hero Andy Barrow

10:37am Wednesday 5th September 2012

WHEELCHAIR rugby will explode onto the Paralympic Games stage today with Greenwich's own star hoping to make a big impact.

Sophie Wells wins second Paralympic Games equestrian silver in Greenwich

Croydon Guardian: Sophie Wells claimed silver for Great Britain in the Grade IV freestyle

12:06pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

GREAT Britain's Sophie Wells has won her second silver medal of the Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park.

Natasha Baker bags second Paralympic Games gold medal at Greenwich

Croydon Guardian: Natasha Baker won her second gold of the Games in the Grade II freestyle class

9:20am Tuesday 4th September 2012

Great Britain's Natasha Baker won her second gold medal of the Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park.

Memories are mixed for Ben

Croydon Guardian: Ben Hawes in action for Great Britain

6:00pm Friday 31st August 2012

Ben Hawes is looking for closure on his exploits as part of Great Britain’s Olympic hockey team after the disappointment of just missing out on a medal.

Paralympics 2012: GB athletes go for gold as London Games begin

Croydon Guardian: Sarah Storey will be in action on day one of the Paralympics

10:47am Thursday 30th August 2012

BRITAIN’S Paralympians will be hoping for an early gold rush today as the Games gets under way in earnest.

British people show the world that sport matters

8:00am Sunday 19th August 2012

Sports editor Stuart Amos and reporter Tim Ashton share their top 10 highlights of the London 2012 Olympics

Kingston graduate McKeever uncertain over kayak future

10:09am Monday 13th August 2012

Kingston University graduate Ed McKeever has not ruled out defending his men's 200m sprint kayak Olympic title in Rio in four years time.

Rooney backs Team GB relay selection

10:50am Monday 13th August 2012

Croydon's Martyne Rooney leapt to the defence of his GB teammates and the selectors after his London 2012 relay dreams were dashed.  

Ks striker McCollin limps out of Chelsea defeat

10:16am Monday 13th August 2012

Kingstonian’s friendlies this summer have been uncharacteristically entertaining, including a rousing match against Spurs and a derby win at Sutton.

Kingston's Bryant vows to fight on

Croydon Guardian: Success tastes sweet: Kingston's Karina Bryant with her bronze medal

8:00am Sunday 12th August 2012

Kingston-born judoka  Karina Bryant has insisted claiming an Olympic bronze medal is all the inspiration she needs to carry on.  

Joshua crowned Olympic champion

7:19pm Sunday 12th August 2012

Anthony Joshua picked up Team GB’s third boxing gold medal of the Games this afternoon with a dramatic victory over defending champion Roberto Cammarelle.

Triggs Hodge out to inspire golden Molesey generation

Croydon Guardian: Land of hope and glory: Molesey Boat Club members cheer on club captain Andrew Triggs Hodge and Tom James at the club's Barge Walk base in East Molesey

8:00am Saturday 11th August 2012

Molesey Boat Club captain Andrew Triggs Hodge has offered his gold medal on Super Saturday as inspiration to wannabe Olympians to get out of their armchairs and get into a boat.  

Cox and McConnell miss out on medal

Croydon Guardian: Lee McConnell finished fifth at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki. Picture: Action Images

9:33pm Saturday 11th August 2012

It was a season’s best for Team GB in the women’s Olympic 4x400m relay final tonight but the quartet could only manage a fifth place finish.

Martin looks to postives after missing out on bronze

6:20pm Saturday 11th August 2012

They say fourth is the worst place to finish in an Olympic competition and although Harry Martin was clearly disappointed to have done just that, he was able to point to the positives for Team GB.

Ex-Don Hosking savours golden moment

Croydon Guardian: Golden girls: Kat Copeland and Sophie Hisking celebrate gold at Eton Dorney last week  Picture: PA Wire/Stephen Pond

8:00am Saturday 11th August 2012


Hayes gets on his bike for Team GB gold

Croydon Guardian: Running man: Twickenham's Stuart Hayes

2:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

Twickenham’s Stuart Hayes may not have an Olympic gold medal hanging around his neck, but the triathlete can  rank himself among his country’s golden heroes.  

Molesey rule Britannia's waves

Croydon Guardian: Land of hope and glory: Molesey Boat Club members cheer on club captain Andrew Triggs Hodge and Tom James at the club's Barge Walk base in East Molesey

11:07am Friday 10th August 2012


Nwokeji fills Traynor void for Ks

Croydon Guardian: Homecoming: Former Don Mark Nwokeji, who has had his injury problems in the past, scored one goal in an 18-game spell with AFC Wimbledon 	Deadlinepix SP54680

3:10pm Friday 10th August 2012

Boss Alan Dowson has admitted signing former AFC Wimbledon striker Mark Nwokeji is part of preparing for life without talismanic frontman Bobby Traynor.  

Team GB's Hawes hails Dons understanding

12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

Great Britain’s Ben Hawes has dedicated his run to the Olympic men’s hockey semi-finals to Wimbledon Hockey Club, writes Tim Ashton.  

Olympic bronze for Muhammad

10:33pm Friday 10th August 2012

Lutalo Muhammad is celebrating tonight after securing an Olympic bronze medal in taekwondo at London 2012.

Relay squad featuring Gemili suffer Olympic disqualification

9:07pm Friday 10th August 2012

Team GB’s men’s 4x100m relay team have been disqualified after the final changeover between Danny Talbot and Adam Gemili took place outside of the designated box.

Team GB reach London 2012 Olympic relay final

Croydon Guardian: Lee McConnell finished fifth at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki. Picture: Action Images

8:31pm Friday 10th August 2012

The women of Team GB’s 4x400m relay team safely made it through to the Olympic final with minimal fuss tonight.

Fogg takes fifth in Serpentine

Croydon Guardian: Daniel Fogg claimed the national title at the weekend. Picture: Action Images

2:16pm Friday 10th August 2012

Dan Fogg brought the curtain down on his Olympic campaign with a fifth place finish in the 10km open water event.

'I still can’t believe what I have achieved'

2:01pm Friday 10th August 2012

Olympic champion Nicola Adams admitted the scale of what she achieved yesterday was still sinking in.

Martin aiming for bronze with Team GB

1:37pm Friday 10th August 2012

Harry Martin and his Great Britain team mates endured a nightmare in the Olympic hockey semi-final crashing out 9-2 to a majestic and deadly Dutch side.

Bitter disappointment for Team GB's hockey players

Croydon Guardian: Great Britain's Ashley Jackson sits dejected after conceding a goal

9:39am Friday 10th August 2012

It was a night of disappointment for Ben Hawes of Wimbledon Hockey Club as Great Britain were thrashed 9-2 by Holland in the Olympic hockey semi-final.

Conrad Williams through to athletics final

Croydon Guardian: OLYMPIC PROFILE: Conrad Williams

4:12pm Thursday 9th August 2012

HITHER GREEN’S Conrad Williams is through to the athletics final after team GB recorded their best time of the season in the 4x400m relay today.

Gordon hails GB judo aces after a week of mat magic

Croydon Guardian: Olympic Profile: Winston Gordon

3:58pm Thursday 9th August 2012

Tooting judo star Winston Gordon’s Olympic outburst at British Judo’s heirarchy has been entirely justified after the team secured two medals and a top eight finish at the Games.

The agony of Olympic defeat

Croydon Guardian: Double disappointment: Bill Lucas, left, came fifth in the men’s

3:30pm Thursday 9th August 2012

There was double disappointment at the end of last week for two of Wandsworth’s rowers.

No cycling gold medal for Pooley

Croydon Guardian: Emma Pooley hoping to better Beijing

3:09pm Thursday 9th August 2012

Wandsworth-born cycling time trialist Emma Pooley could not disguise her disappointment after finishing sixth in the women’s time trial.

Coach’s pride as Jo brings home a gold

Croydon Guardian: Team GB women’s pursuit team [picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire]

2:30pm Thursday 9th August 2012

Sutton’s Joanna Rowsell may be an Olympic cycling gold medallist and world record holder but just eight years ago she could barely ride a bike without falling off.

Britain out of medals in Greenwich individual showjumping

Croydon Guardian: Nick Skelton missed out on an individual medal

3:59pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

BRITAIN's riders were pushed out of the medal places in Greenwich Park after today's individual showjumping competition.

Grabarz's pride at Olympic bronze

5:26pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

Bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz spoke of his pride today following his exploits in the Olympic high jump final last night.

Hester: 'It has been a very special moment for British dressage'

1:25pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

Olympic gold medallist Carl Hester described the success of the British dressage team yesterday as “a very special moment” for the sport on these shores.

Sprint duo miss out on Olympic final

10:44pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

There will be no British representation in the women’s 200m final at the London Olympics after both Margaret Adeoye and Abi Oyepitan failed to make it through the semi finals.

Olympic bronze for Grabarz

10:22pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

It was an enjoyable night for Robbie Grabarz in the Olympic Stadium as he picked up a bronze medal in the high jump.

Porter falls short of Olympic final

10:00pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Tiffany Porter fell just short of a place in the Olympic 100m hurdles final tonight.

'I have dreamt of this for a long time'

3:01pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Ben Maher was still struggling to believe he is an Olympic champion this morning having secured a gold medal as part of Team GB’s equestrian jumping team yesterday.

Oke to compete in Olympic final

1:28pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Tosin Oke will compete in the Olympic triple jump final on Thursday after advancing from the qualifying stages this morning.

Nervy final sees Team GB into hockey semi-final

Croydon Guardian: Great Britain's Ashley Jackson celebrates scoring against Spain [picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]

8:51pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Great Britain are through to the semi-finals of the Olympic hockey tournament after a nervy 1-1 draw with Spain.

James Ellington fails to make it out of 200m heats

Croydon Guardian: James Ellington fails to make it out of 200m heats

2:29pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

There was disappointment for James Ellington today as he failed to make it out of the 200m heats at the Olympic Stadium.

Rooney: I wasn't good enough to make Olympic final

2:45pm Monday 6th August 2012

Having given up a normal life in pursuit of an Olympic medal at London 2012 – Martyn Rooney admits he is struggling to come to terms with the cruel realisation that he wasn’t good enough.  

Osagie qualifies for men's 800m semi-finals

Croydon Guardian: Andrew Osagie

12:23pm Monday 6th August 2012

Andrew Osagie qualified for the semi finals of the 800m this morning with a strong run in the Olympic Stadium.


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