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London 2012: Dorset and New Forest athletes

During London 2012 a host of athletes from Dorset and the New Forest will be doing us proud.Here are the athletes who will be representing Team GB.

Bournemouth Echo: Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie, age 35

Born: Macclesfield

Home town: Lymington

Event: Finn class sailing

Bio: A legendary figure, he is Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor with three gold medals and one silver

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Bournemouth Echo: Lucy Macgregor

Lucy Macgregor, age 25

Born: Poole

Home town: Poole

Event: Sailing, women's match race sailing

Bio: A member of Poole Yacht Club, the Daily Echo blogger and columnist is the helm of the medal-contending Dorset crew.

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Bournemouth Echo: Kate Macgregor

Kate Macgregor, age 21

Born: Poole

Home town: Poole

Event: Sailing, women's match racing

Bio: The youngest of the Olympic debutants and sister of Lucy, Kate already has national and world titles on her CV

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Bournemouth Echo: Annie Lush

Annie Lush, age 32

Born: Poole

Home town: Poole

Event: Sailing, women's match racing

Bio: A Cambridge University graduate, she has featured in three women's world championship-winning crews and is making her first Games appearance

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Bournemouth Echo: Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson, age 35

Born: Chertsey

Home town: Sherborne

Event: Star class

Bio: Already a gold medal-winner, having claimed the top prize alongside Iain Percy in Beijing four years ago

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Bournemouth Echo: William Fox Pitt

William Fox-Pitt, age 43

Born: Hampstead

Home town: Hinton, near Sturminster Newton

Event: Eventing

Bio: A British eventing legend and the current world number one, he will be a top contender to strike gold at his fourth Olympics.

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Bournemouth Echo: Zara Dampney

Zara Dampney, age 26

Born: Poole

Home town: Ferndown

Event: Women's beach volleyball

Bio: Selected alongside playing partner Shauna Mullin, the high-profile ex-Wessex star forms half of Britain's number one ranked pairing.

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Bournemouth Echo: Dan Hunter

Dan Hunter, age 22

Born: Poole

Home town: Poole

Event: Men's indoor volleyball

Bio: Already a vastly-experienced international, Hunter is aiming to help Team GB's Olympic rookies reach the quarter-finals

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Bournemouth Echo: Lucy Wicks

Lucy Wicks, age 30

Born: Swindon

Home town: Poole

Event: Women's indoor volleyball

Bio: Vice-captain of the team and a graduate of the successful Dorset-based Wessex club, Wicks is likely to be a key player for the hosts

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Bournemouth Echo: John Pearce

John Pearce, age 24

Born: Poole

Home town: Bournemouth

Event: Men's handball

Bio: An ex-Dorset & Wilts and Bryanston School rugby player and county-standard cricketer, he plays as a left winger

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Bournemouth Echo: Daniel Mcmillan

Daniel McMillan, age 29

Born: Edinburgh

Home town: Sway

Event: Men's handball

Bio: A former semi-pro American Football player, the New Forest lad took up handball specifically for the Olympics

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Bournemouth Echo: Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson, age 26

Born: Dorchester

Home town: Sherborne

Event: Double trap shooting

Bio: The Dorset marksman boasts a big reputation, having risen to world number one last year and set a new world record in Arizona during 2012

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