Category Archive: Team GB

Video: Phillips Idowu wins Rome Diamond League triple-jump by 30cm

Team GB triple jump gold medal hopeful Phillips Idowu stormed to a comfortable victory at last night’s Rome Diamond League.

The 32-year-old’s second round jump of 17.59m was good enough to secure a win. His nearest rival was Sweden’s Christian Olsson who jumped 17.29m.

A viral video released by Adidas today gives us our first look at some of the kit that Team GB will be wearing at London 2012.

The clothing featured comes from the lifestyle collection, so more warm-up track and going for a stroll in the athletes’ village than competition attire. read more »

GB pole vaulter Steve Lewis has his lucky Michael Jordan sweatband stolen

London 2012 medal hope Steve Lewis has been hit with an unfortunate setback in his preparations for the game – his lucky sweatband has been stolen.

The Commonwealth Games silver medalist had his Olympics bag stolen from his car last night. With it went all his pole vault grip tape and his lucky Michael Jordan sweatband (pictured above). read more »

2012 Olympic medal hopeful Tom Daley gets ‘pooed on’ by a bird

Diver Tom Daley is one of Great Britain’s biggest gold medal hopes for the London 2012 Games. But while the 16-year-old is accustomed to dropping from a great height, he’s not so used to being dropped on from a great height.

In fact, when a passing bird did its business on him he updated his 65,000 Twitter followers on the news.

Daley is currently in Mexico for a diving competition.