Olympics

From Topsham to Tokyo – the BHS Devon committee with a big Olympic goal

The British Horse Society (BHS) are calling for horse riders in Devon to saddle up and take part in a unique fundraising challenge. The “Olympic Rideathon” aims to clock up enough miles to get from Topsham to Tokyo, raising money for safe off-road riding routes for Devon’s equestrians.

As part of the annual Ride Out UK (ROUK) campaign, the BHS Devon committee are encouraging people...

SW gains new world-class bouldering wall as climbing rises in popularity

The Climbing Hangar will open the doors to its biggest bouldering wall yet in Plymouth on Saturday 24th February.

The dedicated bouldering wall is housed in what was the Hovis bread factory in Honicknowle. Measuring 15,000 square feet, the Climbing Hangar Plymouth will provide world-class facilities to seasoned climbers as well as those new to the sport.

Climbing Hangar...

Plymouth divers to fly flag for Britain at Rio

Plymouth divers Tonia Couch, Sarah Barrow and Dan Goodfellow will be heading to Rio this summer, the British Olympic Association confirmed today.

They’ve all been selected to represent Great Britain at the Games, alongside former Plymouth Diving team-mate and Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley.

Tom and Dan will be teaming up again for the men’s 10-metre synchro event, after...

Plymouth to be FanZone for Rio 2016 Olympics

Plymouth has been confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone for this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Live coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be broadcast at the Big Screen in the city centre from 5 to 21 August.

Entry to the FanZone is free and there will also be the opportunity to learn more about how people can participate in some of the Olympic sports that are...

University sailor to train with Team GB

A top-class sailor from Plymouth University has been selected as a training partner for the Team GB Olympic sailing squad.

James Taylor, who is part of the University’s sporting excellence scholarship programme, is already in Rio de Janeiro to help the team train in the run up to the summer Olympics.

Specialising in the 470 Class, James will be used as a bench mark for the team...

Ivybridge teenagers make national sailing squad

GB selection marks start of students’ Olympic dreams

Two Ivybridge Community College teenagers have boosted their dreams of Olympic success after being selected in successive years for the national junior sailing squad.

13-year-old Bella Fellows and 14-year old Ella Methven – both of whom were introduced to sailing at the age of four by their parents – qualified for the...

Department of Health announces £5 million of funding to encourage Brits to 'Get Active To Get Healthy'

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health at risk, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has warned.

Only a third of boys and a quarter of girls meet the recommendation for at least 60 minutes of...

Turning the Games into Gold: Government announces almost £10 billion economic boost from London 2012

The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn trade and investment boost from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, one year into a four-year programme of activity and events.

The boost comes from businesses securing contract wins, additional sales and new foreign investment in the last year, since UKTI’s British Business Embassy at Lancaster House hosted a Global Investment Conference and a...

Shining Light Charlotte awarded for Community Games legacy

Charlotte Keene was today presented with a Community Games commemorative jersey for her role as a ‘Shining Light’ in creating a ‘legacy’ within her community by hosting a Community Games.

Charlotte, from Plymouth, has also been invited to a special VIP day in London to take part in the official opening of Olympic venue, The Copper Box (which played host to handball during the Games),...

Brewin Dolphin charity golf day gains Olympic support

Brewin Dolphin Plymouth announces its inaugural Charity Golf Day at Boringdon Park Golf Club on Tuesday 21st May, 2013 in support of the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA). On the day, there is the opportunity to enter a unique charity auction for the chance to win a half-hour diving lesson for up to 3 people at the Plymouth Life Centre with Olympic Coach Andy Banks. The...

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