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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.
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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…
10:30am Saturday 2nd June 2012
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...
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.
9:30am Saturday 12th May 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
9:00am Saturday 3rd March 2012
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10:00am Saturday 18th February 2012