UK Sport is determined to ensure Great Britain becomes the first host nation in recent memory to deliver more medals at the following Olympic Games. Medal hauls for countries that have just staged the event usually plummet next time round but UK Sport is confident it can improve on the success of 2012 by taking home at least 66 medals from Rio 2016, one more than British athletes won in London. 222 more words
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Official designs for transforming the Olympic Stadium into a football venue have left West Ham fans fearing that what appears to be a massive gap in the seating between the upper and lower tiers behind the goals will wreck the atmosphere on match days. 453 more words
ISLAMABAD: The organizing committee of Sochi Winter Olympics said that up to 25,000 volunteers will be working at the Games.
Recruitment of volunteers was carried out through 26 volunteer centers established at the educational institutions across Russia selected on a competitive basis, Xinhua news agency reported. 111 more words
Journalists were left reeling from the revelation that many ordinary activities may be masquerading as Olympic sports. A spokesman for diving star Tom Daley said: ‘Recognition for gay and lesbian sexuality is one thing, but it’s much harder to admit that falling into water is a gravitational imperative not a skill’. 171 more words
British Olympic diver, Tom Daley, came out publicly four days ago on YouTube that he is dating a man. Daley stated, “In spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great, and that someone is a guy. 167 more words