Tag: London 2012

The track and field stars hitting back against body shamers

With the 2019 World Athletics Championships well underway, Julia Cook takes a look into the issues of body shaming that have become more and more prevalent in track and field over recent years. There’s no doubt about it, Eilish McColgan is having a sensational…

#51) Bianca Walkden & Jade Jones

Who would’ve thought ten years ago that Great Britain would be one of the world’s leading contenders in the sport of Taekwondo? Indeed, how many of us had even heard of it back then? Yet now our nation currently boasts a roster of international…

#50) Leah Wilkinson

Photo credit: Hockey Wales Alun Wyn Jones, Jess Fishlock, Ryan Giggs, Helen Weston, Sam Warburton, Sarah Thomas – just some of the incredible athletes to have come out of Wales. Each has a multitude of accolades – both individual and team – to their…

#46) Danielle Brown MBE

“In order to get the most out of yourself as a professional you have to get the most out of yourself as a person.” This is the type of empowering message those lucky enough to listen to a Danielle Brown talk can expect to…

#43) Emily Muskett & Zoe Smith

Despite being a nation full of gym buffs, when it comes to competitive weightlifting Great Britain’s record is remarkably average. Since the rebirth of the Olympic movement back in 1896 we have won a total of seven medals – the last being a bronze…

#30) Karen Brown MBE

As the saying goes, just because someone is an exceptional player it doesn’t mean they will be a good manager or coach. There have been very few who have managed to transgress this stereotype – Pep Guardiola and Kenny Dalglish are two of a…

When the Superhumans became Super-Athletes

10 days, 213 events, 32 world records, 60 championship records, 39 medals for Team GB and a third-placed finish in the medal table. It’s fair to say that the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships was a resounding success. The big names all rose to the…

How not to run a sport

It’s here, it’s back; the Olympic Games are upon us! It’s scarcely believable that it’s already been four years since London 2012, the memories are that strong. A lot has happened in that period of time however. For example, Britain is no longer part…

Britain on the rise

London 2012; arguably the greatest Olympic Games ever, especially if you are British. With gold medals aplenty, records being broken daily and many heart-warming stories of triumph after adversity, it truly was a fortnight no-one will ever forget. However, not everything went according to…

Comm-on, let’s get excited!

The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner, yet very few people are talking about it! Why is this?