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London Olympics & Paralympics 2012 News

London 2012 Olympics

Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger has been awarded a CBE for services to rowing.

The 37-year-old, who lives in Maidenhead and trains at Marlow Rowing Club, was among a number of Olympic sporting stars to have been included in this year's New Year Honours list.

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen has also been awarded an OBE for services to equestrianism.


11:42 Mon 17 Dec 2012
Team GB rower Katherine Grainger came 11th in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photo courtesy of BBC. Katherine Grainger missed out on the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award last night but said her achievements in 2012 have been a dream come true. The Team GB rower was one of 12 shortlisted nominees but came 11th after picking up 28,626 of the 1,626,718 votes cast.
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11:48 Thu 13 Dec 2012
Helen Olympic medal winning hockey player Helen Richardson has coached pupils at the Dolphin School in Hurst. Helen, who won a bronze medal with the GB women's hockey team at London 2012, put pupils through their
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16:22 Tue 04 Dec 2012
Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs A golden chance for people to claim Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs. The Royal Borough will launch an eBay auction on Thursday with the sale of more than 300 items from the
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13:54 Fri 16 Nov 2012
Thousands turned out for the Torch Relay in Slough The overall cost to Slough of the Olympic and Paralympic Games could be 'horrifying'. A Slough Borough Council scrutiny meeting last night discussed how preparations for the games worked in practice and looked at the potential legacy for the town.
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14:14 Fri 09 Nov 2012
Jubilee River A £150,000 rowing and canoeing centre and an annual road race could bring a lasting Olympic legacy to Slough. The London 2012 canoeing events at Dorney Lake brought the Games to Slough's doorstep and
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16:05 Mon 05 Nov 2012
Zac Purchase Olympic rower Zac Purchase raised £600 for Marlow Rowing Club by auctioning himself off to take part in the club's long distance sculls race on Saturday last week. The silver medallist was a last minute
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10:25 Thu 25 Oct 2012
Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead has had a medal stolen Maidenhead's Olympic hockey player, Hannah Macleod's bronze medal from London 2012 went missing last night after a team celebration in London. The 28-year-old announced the theft on Twitter last night. She said: "Had my Olympic
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11:24 Mon 22 Oct 2012
Sophie The triple gold medal winning equestrian star Sophie Christiansen says she is riding the crest of a wave since her triumph at London 2012. Sophie, 24, who lives in Boyn Hill Road in Maidenhead said
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11:59 Wed 17 Oct 2012
MP Dominic Grieve unveiled the golden pedestal at Boveney Lock to mark the London 2012 Games A golden summer of sporting success was commemorated at Boveney Lock. A pedestal, which houses the controls to the lock, was transformed by the Environment Agency (EA) with gold paint to mark Team GB's rowing success at Dorney Lake during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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10:31 Fri 28 Sep 2012
Watkins Olympic gold medal winning rower Anna Watkins will be honoured with a civic reception at Wokingham Borough Council on Wednesday. Watkins, 29, won gold in the women's double sculls at London 2012 with team-mate Katherine
12:44 Fri 14 Dec 2012
Slough Community Transport An Olympic themed mini-bus was launched on Tuesday by Slough Community Transport in order to serve members of the community. The Mayor of Slough, Cllr Chrissy Small was present to unveil the new gold coloured
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16:43 Tue 11 Dec 2012
l A paralympic gold medallist met some 'electric' young swimmers at Windsor's Leisure Centre on Saturday. Graham Edmunds is a lifelong competitive swimmer who was left disabled after a motorbile accident and won Paralympic gold at
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09:51 Tue 27 Nov 2012
Katherine Grainger (left) Katherine Grainger is one of the 12 shortlisted nominees for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The 37-year-old rower captured the hearts of the nation when she finally won Olympic gold during
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18:02 Fri 09 Nov 2012
Winning picture A dramatic shot of canoeists powering through the water at Dorney Lake ahead of the Olympic Games has been chosen as the winner of a photography competition. Former rowing coach Patrick White, of Kingswood Court
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09:53 Tue 06 Nov 2012
olympic Horse-friendly surface materials from an Olympic venue could be used to create a new outdoor arena at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) if plans are given the green light by the council. A controversial application for the new equine facility, which would be primarily used for teaching, is recommended for approval at a Maidenhead development control panel meeting on Thursday.
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17:01 Thu 25 Oct 2012
Olympic hockey player Hannah Macleod of Maidenhead has had a medal stolen Police have arrested a 31-year-old man this afternoon after two bronze medals were stolen last night in London. The suspect is being held at a west London police station. Hockey Olympian Hannah Macleod, 28, from
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16:45 Tue 23 Oct 2012
Sophie Christiansen presents rewards Members of a disability arts group were given the gold seal of approval by Paralympic hero Sophie Christiansen at a celebratory ceremony on Wednesday. The three-time gold medal winner presented artists from the ArtAble group with cash rewards earned by the sale of their work in the ceremony at their Boyn Grove Community Resource Centre base in Courthouse Road, Maidenhead.
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12:19 Sun 21 Oct 2012
Olympic Torch London 2012's legacy for Windsor and Maidenhead is the subject of a report due before the cabinet on Wednesday. The 45-page document covers the work carried out in the run up to the Olympic and
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09:09 Sun 14 Oct 2012
Watkins A civic reception was staged to honour the achievements of Olympians and Paralympians at Wokingham Town Hall on Tuesday. Caversham-based gold medal winning rower Anna Watkins was guest of honour. She was joined by members of GB's women's hockey team, Paralympians, torchbearers and Games Makers and other local athletes.
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15:32 Wed 26 Sep 2012
grainger A gold medal-winning Olympian was the guest of honour at Claires Court's senior schools' speech day and prize-giving. Katherine Grainger MBE received a standing ovation from students at the event at the Magnet Leisure Centre
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13:00 Fri 22 Aug 2014
Johnson Hippolyte The Magpies might have missed the chance to go top of the Conference South, but manager Johnson 'Drax' Hippolyte said he'd have bit someone's hand off for the start they've had to the season. Tuesday's
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10:00 Thu 21 Aug 2014
Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene said he was encouraged by the work rate and endeavour his squad showed in their 24-22 win over Chobham on Saturday. The match, played over four quarters of 20
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13:05 Fri 22 Aug 2014
Sukh Dhillon Thames Valley League Division 2B champions Stoke Green can't prepare for life in Division 1 next season just yet because they might be refused entry into the top flight. The Wexham Park-based club secured the
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11:00 Thu 14 Aug 2014
Jonny Sneller Saturday's Maidenhead Regatta attracted a large entry of visiting clubs, a few hundred-strong crowd and featured new events alongside the more traditional. 'Supersprint' 250m races, and an event for novice adult rowers racing in stable
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16:03 Fri 15 Aug 2014
Jake Norris Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Athletic Club (WSEH) men's British League team pulled off the great escape to avoid relegation from Division 1 in their match at the Lee Valley Stadium in Enfield. Going into
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14:41 Mon 04 Aug 2014
England women with their silver medals Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh says she needs time to consider whether now is the best time to retire after England's women won silver at the Commonwealth Games after a drama-filled final. England were leading 1-0, thanks
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