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White Rock's Christine Girard can now call herself an Olympic champion

Two-time Olympian, Christine Girard, is now Canada’s first ever Olympic champion in weightlifting, having her bronze medal upgraded to gold in the women’s 63 kilogram category at the London 2012 Games. 172 more words

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"Thrilled" Christine Girard reacts to becoming Olympic champion

“It’s really easy to get lost in the what ifs and I have never been that girl so I try to stay away from that.” 948 more words

Jessica-Jane Applegate: “just because we are a rural area certainly doesn’t mean we are not competitive!”

Over recent years the Paralympics has seen a boost, with the general public waiting in anticipation for the Games as much as with the Olympics. Since London 2012, the UK has become one of the world’s biggest fans of disability sport, but that doesn’t mean it has necessarily become easier for those competing. 1,204 more words

'Is Britain's sports reputation heading up the creek without a paddle?'asks Redgrave

5-time Olympic gold medalist, Sir Steve Redgrave, has revealed today that he lives in constant fear of being ‘found out as being nothing special and a very lucky boy’. 339 more words

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My Athletic Achievements of 2017

Managed to make a few achievements in athletics last year and surprised myself with my running. I ran everyday for the first time and did my first runstreak. 194 more words

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London 2012 Olympic Games regulation: power of discretion

New research into the regulation of the London 2012 Olympic Games shows that the threat of enforcement can be just as effective as prescriptive legal action. 17 more words

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