Category Archives: talent identification

“I’ve been in a boat 11 days and I’m gonna win” – Olympic medal hope Graeme Thomas on how he started rowing

Graeme Thomas is remarkably calm and confident as he prepares to make his Olympic debut in Rio, aiming for Great Britain’s first ever Olympic medal in the men’s quad scull. I spoke to the 27-year-old from Preston when the team … Continue reading

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How will Olympic sport fare in 2013?

With the start of London 2012 still half a year away, many Olympic sports already enjoy the highest profile they ever have in the UK, and that will only get bigger as the year progresses. When the Games were awarded … Continue reading

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How will Olympic sport fare in 2013? Questionnaire responses in full

In writing the blog on Olympic sport in 2013, I asked club-level athletes to get in touch, and put the same questions to each, aiming to see whether trends are similar, and whether there are any communal lessons that sports … Continue reading

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What now for Rebecca Romero?

Is the news this week that Rebecca Romero will not compete on a bike at London 2012 the latest installment in the career of an athlete continually reinventing herself, or the final chapter in the story of someone who never … Continue reading

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