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The Impact of American Collegiate Women's Soccer in the 2012 Olympics

Guest Blog by Chief Executive, Andrew Kean Our earlier blog saw us taking a look at the impact of US collegiate swimmers at the London 2012 Olympics, and in particular, the medal podium. With an impressive haul of 72 medals from American sports scholarship recipients; it was fair to say that impact of the US […]

Top 10 Olympic 2012 Moments

Having just held an Olympic Games described as the ‘best modern Olympic Games ever‘ we decided to round up some of the most memorable moments from London 2012: 1. Mo Farah’s 10,000 and 5000m Triumph Farah’s incredible win over the weekend makes him one of only six men to claim the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres […]

Women's Olympic Soccer Final

Tonight will see The USA play Japan in the women’s soccer final at the Olympics, a familiar setting for both teams, and a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, where Japan beat the Americans in last minute penalty shoot-outs. Losing to Japan is something that, in the words of USA’s Abby Wambach, the American […]

10 Past and Present Olympic Sports You Didn't Know Existed

Present Race-Walking Turns out watching some of the fastest walkers in the world can be strangely hypnotising!   BMX Cycling The fast and furious sport of BMX makes only its second Olympic appearance at the London 2012 Games. BMX (Bicycle Motocross) began to take off in the late 1960s in California, around the time that […]