Cherries: Groves is demanding a quick response to loss

7:00am Monday 3rd September 2012

MANAGER Paul Groves knows he needs to address Cherries ’ indifferent start to the new season – and quickly.

Liz Yelling on how the London 2012 competitors will be feeling

Bournemouth Echo: Liz Yelling

10:00am Saturday 21st July 2012

Former Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling, who lives in Parkstone, offers an insight into how our London 2012 competitors will be feeling in the final week before the Games...

Olympians teach us a lesson in how to condition ourselves

9:30am Saturday 7th July 2012

DARREN SMITH is a chartered physiotherapist at East Cliff Physio-therapy Centre in Bournemouth. In this Daily Echo column, he provides an insight into what our Olympic hopefuls will be doing to ensure they arrive at the Games in peak condition.

Volleyball player Dan Hunter: seeing the torch in Edinburgh was incredibly motivating

Bournemouth Echo: BIG HITTER: Former Wessex player and Olympic volleyball contender Dan Hunter. Picture: Jon McGugan

9:40am Saturday 23rd June 2012

Poole-born ex-Wessex Volleyball Club player Dan Hunter details his preparations as he awaits news on Team GB selection...

Adele Keeley: 'Maritime Mix projects will show just how creative Bournemouth can be'

Bournemouth Echo: Adele Keeley: 'We'll show just how creative Bournemouth can be with Maritime Mix projects'

12:35pm Monday 18th June 2012

Adele Keeley is senior lecturer in Costume with Performance Design at the Arts University College Bournemouth.

Liz Yelling: Your support will make all the difference to Team GB

Bournemouth Echo: Liz Yelling

10:30am Saturday 9th June 2012

Parkstone Olympian Liz Yelling, who represented Great Britain in the marathon at the 2004 and 2008 Games, reflects on her career and explains how athletes feel as they battle for coveted Team GB places…

Amy Meadows: What it feels like to be an Olympic torchbearer

Bournemouth Echo: What it feels like to be an Olympic torchbearer

10:30am Saturday 2nd June 2012

I’M Amy Meadows from Poole and I’ve had the immense honour of being one of the first of 8,000 Olympic torch bearers.

Lucy Wicks: Olympics will help get volleyball in the public eye

Bournemouth Echo: Lucy Wicks: Olympics will help get volleyball in the public eye

10:00am Saturday 26th May 2012

Former Wessex player Lucy Wicks, from Poole is a professional volleyball star and vice-captain of Team GB’s women’s indoor squad. In this column, she gives Daily Echo readers an insight into her hopes for volleyball at London 2012 and beyond...

David Clark-Wheeler: So honoured to be given the role of Olympic torchbearer

Bournemouth Echo: David Clark-Wheeler: So honoured to be given the role of Olympic torchbearer

10:00am Saturday 19th May 2012

My name is David Clark-Wheeler but most people know me as Dave Wheeler. I’ll be carrying the Olympic flame though Boscombe on Saturday, July 14. You’ll have to get up early to see me as my ‘slot’ is shortly after 8am where the route of the torch comes from Manor Road, around the Sovereign Centre, and then along the main Christchurch Road though Boscombe.

Liz Yelling: Olympic Games offer something for us all

Bournemouth Echo: Liz Yelling

9:30am Saturday 12th May 2012

Two-times Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling, who lives in Parkstone, reflects on her 23-year career and writes about her Games experiences and London 2012.

Katie Page: 'Sport performance is about both body and mind'

Bournemouth Echo: Katie Page: 'Sport performance is about both body and mind'

10:00am Saturday 28th April 2012

KATIE Page is managing director of Mind Training for Sport, which she founded to help athletes achieve peak performance through improving their mental skills. Katie, who lives in Lymington, is currently working with a number of Olympic and Paralympic athletes ahead of the Olympic Games this summer.

Really looking forward to Battle of the Winds

Bournemouth Echo: Sarah Dicks

10:00am Saturday 21st April 2012

Sarah Dicks is a Masters student at Arts University College Bournemouth. She is the costume designer for Battle of the Winds, a three-day outdoor theatrical performance on Weymouth Beach to celebrate the start of the Games. She recently appeared on BBC TV’s Inside Out.

What legacy will Games leave for Wessex Volleyball Club?

Bournemouth Echo: What legacy will Games leave for Wessex Volleyball Club?

11:00am Saturday 14th April 2012

While we are extremely proud of the eight Wessex-produced players who have given themselves the opportunity to win a place at this summer’s Olympics, one of the most important aspects of the Games for Wessex is the legacy it will leave.

Lots of hard work going on to make Dorset more accessible for the Games

Bournemouth Echo: Lots of hard work going on to make Dorset more accessible for the Games

9:00am Saturday 31st March 2012

Former Olympic champion and long-standing triple jump world record-holder Jonathan Edwards is predicting that Team GB’s sailors, a number of whom are based locally, will be celebrating Games glory on the south coast this summer. The sporting legend, whose father was a vicar in Bearwood, also thinks the Olympics will leave a positive legacy for the people of Dorset: “I have been down to Weymouth and Portland quite a few times.

Lucy Wicks: GB Women's Volleyball team will make history

Bournemouth Echo: Lucy Wicks

9:00am Saturday 24th March 2012

On July 28, 2012, I will be on court for my first Olympic Volleyball match.

Get involved in Bournemouth Festival of Sport

Bournemouth Echo: Get involved in Bournemouth Festival of Sport

9:00am Saturday 17th March 2012

THE Olympics is the world’s greatest sporting occasion that unites people from across the globe in an amazing display of competition and talent.

Karen Crumpler: 'Swimming has moved on so much since I retired'

Bournemouth Echo: Karen Crumpler. Picture: Richard Crease

9:00am Saturday 10th March 2012

Karen Crumpler (nee Legg) became Dorset’s most successful swimmer during a seven-year career as an international. The former freestyler hit the headlines when she claimed five medals during a memorable 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. A Team GB swimmer at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, she is now a mother of two and part-time swimming teacher at The Junction in Broadstone.

No accident that Poole produces talent on the water

Bournemouth Echo: Graham Richardson

9:00am Saturday 3rd March 2012

WITH our superb environment and an international reputation for watersports and sailing, it’s no accident that Poole produces talent on the water.

Join in Olympic Torch celebrations in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Join in Olympic Torch celebrations in Dorset

9:00am Saturday 25th February 2012

WITH less than five months to go to the Olympic Torch coming to Dorset there is a lot of exciting planning and preparation under way.

Gregg Weaver: Race will be on in April for dream sport at the Games

Bournemouth Echo: Gregg Weaver: Race will be on in April for dream sport at the Games

10:00am Saturday 18th February 2012

Former Wessex Volleyball Club star Gregg Weaver, who was born and raised in Poole, is training in California in a bid to represent Team GB at beach volleyball this summer.






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