Category Archive: Team GB

Infographic: Britain’s Greatest Olympians

With the London 2012 Olympics round the corner, Britain’s gold medal hopes rest upon the likes of Mo Farah, Tom Daley, Paula Radcliffe and Jessica Ennis who will be hoping to emulate the past successes of Britain’s greatest Olympians.  read more »

Video: Team GB men’s eight rowing team practices at Munich airport

The athletics World Championships are not the only ones being held at the moment. While Team GB’s track and field finest are in Daegu, our rowers are in Bled, Slovenia, for their own World Championships.

The men’s eight entertained themselves during a wait for a connecting flight in Munich.

The team of Phelan Hill, Daniel Ritchie, Tom Ransley, Greg Searle, Mohamed Sbihi, Alex Partridge, Cameron Nichol and Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell put themselves through their paces on the German airport’s travelator.

Jessica Ennis vows to cut out mistakes ahead of London 2012

Jessica Ennis has promised to cut out the errors that stopped her picking up a gold medal in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Daegu.

She admitted that a poor showing in the javelin had cost her as she had to settle for a silver medal.

One of Team GB’s greatest gold medal prospects for London 2012, Ennis says she will now turn her attention to the Olympics and ensuring a solid performance in every event.

Mo Farah forced to alter his Ramadan fasting to help medal hunt

Team GB distance runner Mo Farah is getting creative with the Islamic calendar to help him secure a medal at the World Championships in Daegu.

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, started on August 1 and lasts until August 29. Farah would ordinarily fast during daylight throughout Ramadan. But this year he will do some additional fasting after Ramadan is over for most Muslims to compensate for eating and drinking during the day in the run-up to the championships, which start on August 27.

He said: “I’m going to fast as soon as I finish my season. When I finish Daegu I will take my break and the days I’ve missed I will catch up then. It’s important that you stay hydrated and eat well – I don’t want to change anything, even have a shave!”