Olympics 2012

Asbestos further delays £2.5million watersports hub

Streatham Guardian: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

3:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

A DANGEROUS substance at Marlow Rowing Club's headquarters has further delayed the new £2.5m watersports hub.

VIDEO: Home Secretary and Sir Steve Redgrave celebrate rowing club's lottery win

Streatham Guardian: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

6:49pm Friday 15th March 2013

  THE HOME Secretary and arguably Britain's greatest every Olympian were on hand as Marlow Rowing Club celebrated receiving a £1million grant today. Theresa May, also the Maidenhead MP, and Sir Steve Redgrave, the five times Olympic gold medallist, this afternoon spoke of their delight and you can watch our videos here.

Inspirational one-handed pianist wows the world at Paralympics closing ceremony

Streatham Guardian: Nicholas McCarthy, from Tadworth, plays the piano with only a left hand

5:30am Friday 14th September 2012

An inspirational one-handed pianist wowed the world by performing with Coldplay at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games.

Weirwolf gets hero's reception

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Weirwolf gets hero's reception

12:20pm Thursday 13th September 2012

David Weir was given a hero's reception as he returned home this week after his incredible four gold medal haul at the Paralympics.

Thousands of fans honour our Olympic heroes

Streatham Guardian: Crowds line the streets of London to celebrate Team GB's sporting stars

7:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012

Well-wishers packed the streets of London to cheer Britain’s sporting heroes, including stars from the Bradford district, as they paraded through the capital yesterday.

Incredible Weir makes it four out of four gold medals

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Incredible Weir makes it four out of four gold medals

9:50am Monday 10th September 2012

David Weir made it four out of four gold medals yesterday to complete a remarkable home Paralympic Games.

Crowd howls the Weirwolf to victory in the 800m

Streatham Guardian: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

9:30am Friday 7th September 2012

The Weirwolf completed a remarkable track hat-trick of gold medals in front of a packed Olympic stadium last night.

Epsom's sailing star wins Paralympic bronze

Streatham Guardian: Bronze heroes: Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in action in the London 2012 Paralympics

10:01am Friday 7th September 2012

Epsom sailor Alexandra Rickham is a Paralympian bronze medallist after the final day of racing in the two-person keelboat Skud class was abandoned.

VIDEO: Paralympic taster session proves popular

Streatham Guardian: People got to try out wheelchair basketball

5:40am Thursday 6th September 2012

People got to try their hand at some Paralympic sports last weekend.

Paralympic legend gets Wallington a gold post box

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Olympic legend gets Wallington a gold post box

12:50pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

As David Weir delivered his second gold medal of the paralympic games last night residents in Wallington got their own golden delivery this morning.

Weir storms to glory in 1,500m final

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Weir storms to glory in 1,500 final

8:33am Wednesday 5th September 2012

David Weir won his second gold medal of his home Paralympics in sensational fashion last night.

Paralympic volunteers revel in amazing opening ceremony atmosphere

Streatham Guardian: The Olympic Stadium in Stratford (Credit - Michael Smith www.pictureinme.com)

12:30pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Three volunteers from Croydon took part in the Paralympic opening ceremony.

Paralympic Torch coming to Purley Way

Streatham Guardian: The Paralympic torch

11:30am Wednesday 5th September 2012

The Paralympic torch is on its way to Croydon tomorrow when it will be on show at Sainsbury’s Purley Way.

Paralympic opening ceremony performer plays starring role

Streatham Guardian: WAND (For tomorrow am) Paralympic Opening ceremony performer plays starring role

7:10am Wednesday 5th September 2012

A Paralympic Opening ceremony performer played a starring role in the show, while raising money for a cancer charity.

Drive to remember Olympic legacy in Kingston

Streatham Guardian: Councillor Shiraz Mirza said Kingston's Olympic experience should be commemorated

7:00am Wednesday 5th September 2012

A Chessington councillor has started a campaign to get businesses behind a plaque or monument to commemorate the Olympics coming to Kingston.

Sutton's Paralympic torch bearers

Streatham Guardian: Wayne Spiller

12:13pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Not only does Sutton have David Weir but it has Parlympic torch bearers too.

Paralympic taster session this weekend

Streatham Guardian: Coun Tim Pollard

7:00am Friday 31st August 2012

People will be able to try their hand at some Paralympic sports amongst other events over the next week.

Rower dreaming of last-minute call-up

Streatham Guardian: Hopes: Ryan Chamberlain

6:44pm Thursday 30th August 2012

Wandsworth rower Ryan Chamberlain has been left with the toughest job in sport – waiting in the wings as first reserve for Great Britain’s Paralympic rowing team.

Sutton celebrates a weekend of sport

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Sutton celebrates a weekend of sport

11:10am Monday 27th August 2012

Sutton captured the spirit of the Olympics by holding its own festival of sport.

Croydon bookshop runs competition to win Olympic diver's autobiography

Streatham Guardian: Diver Tom Daley. Photo: PA

9:10am Monday 27th August 2012

Croydon Waterstones are offering the chance for one lucky reader to win a signed copy of Olympic Bronze Medallist Tom Daley's autobiography.

Dancer relishes chance to perform at Paralympic opening ceremony

Streatham Guardian: WAND/Surrey Comet Dancer relishes chance to perform at Paralympic opening ceremony

2:00pm Tuesday 21st August 2012

A woman who was once told she had terminal cancer is relishing the chance to perform at the Paralympic opening ceremony tomorrow.

7.5m rail passengers use Southern during Olympics

Streatham Guardian: There is 'major disruption' between Ashford International and London Victoria in both directions.

9:11am Monday 20th August 2012

Rail providers Southern carried more than £7.5m passengers during the Olympic fortnight.

Paralympian archer hoping to repeat gold feat

Streatham Guardian: WAND FOR SAT AM: Paralympian archer hoping to repeat gold feat

4:30pm Saturday 18th August 2012

A Paralympian archery player is hoping to repeat his feat of scoring gold, after winning medals in the Athens and Beijing games.

Olympic closing ceremony features Surbiton designs

Streatham Guardian: Winning designs: Costunes created by Middlesex University students featured in the Olympics

1:50pm Friday 17th August 2012

A Surbiton designer created some of the outfits and props for the Brazilian performers at the Olympic closing ceremony.

Olympic games maker pays tribute to volunteers

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Olympic games maker pays tribute to volunteers

12:00pm Friday 17th August 2012

An Olympic volunteer paid trinute to the thousands of volunteers who made the London Games a success.

Cheam's Olympic champ visits golden post box

Streatham Guardian: SUTT: Cheam's Olympic champ visits gold post box

12:00pm Thursday 16th August 2012

Cheam’s Olympic golden girl Joanna Rowsell paid a visit to her painted post box in Cheam village.

Furniture store chairman invited to Olympics closing ceremony

Streatham Guardian: Maurice Reeves and his wife Anne with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg

9:09am Tuesday 14th August 2012

The chairman of riot-hit furniture store House of Reeves enjoyed the Olympics Closing ceremony as deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s guest of honour.

Ian Thorpe gives swimming lessons in Tooting Bec Lido

Streatham Guardian: WAND Ian Thorpe gives swimming lessons in Tooting Bec Lido

3:20pm Monday 13th August 2012

Australia's most successful Olympian Ian Thorpe gave swimming lessons to children living in the borough yesterday.

Live London 2012 Olympics Day 15

Streatham Guardian: READY FOR BUSINESS: An aerial view of the Olympic Park showing the Olympic Stadium with the Aquatics Centre and Water Polo arena in the foreground

9:58am Saturday 11th August 2012

Bringing you the latest on London's Olympians on the penultimate day of the Games.

Team GB's indispensable Did-You-Know Guide to the London Games

Streatham Guardian: Joanna Rowsell with team mates Dani King and Laura Trott [picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire]

6:24pm Saturday 11th August 2012

Here it is folks, the Team GB Did-You-Know guide to Great Britain's firsts, notables and success stories in London 2012.

Olympics closing ceremony will be a "sprint finish"

Streatham Guardian: LONDON'S OLYMPICS: Every street and station, tube and pavement is full of men in orange coats frantically polishing, drilling and cleaning up the capital, to make room for us all...

5:23pm Saturday 11th August 2012

Organisers have revealed a few more details of tomorrow’s “sprint finish” three-hour closing ceremony, but won’t confirm any of the musical acts.

Croydon athletes meet Olympic heroes

Streatham Guardian: Dom Nolan meets his hero Jessica Ennis

11:00am Saturday 11th August 2012

Junior athletes from Croydon Harriers played their part in the Olympics this week with one lucky enough to get his picture taken with golden girl Jessica Ennis.

'Proud' Greenwich Park chief exec says restoration is 'key aim'

Streatham Guardian: Greenwich Park

10:16am Saturday 11th August 2012

THE chief executive of the Royal Parks has spoken about her pride at seeing images of those open spaces beamed around the world for the Olympics.

Live London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 14

Streatham Guardian: VENUE: The Olympic Stadium, focal point of London 2012

7:37am Friday 10th August 2012

THE history books were rewritten yesterday and Day 14 could prove to be fruitful for Team GB once again – follow all the Olympic action and get involved here.

London 2012: Bonkers brilliance of Olympics modern pentathlon comes to Greenwich

Streatham Guardian: Modern pentathlon will be taking place in Greenwich Park

3:44pm Friday 10th August 2012

IF you thought freestyle dressage was nuts, prepare yourself for the bonkers brilliance of modern pentathlon, coming to Greenwich Park this weekend.

Boxing legend gets his dream ticket

Streatham Guardian: Boxing legend gets his dream ticket

12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012

One of Sutton's only Olympic medalists has been granted his wish to get to his home Olympics.

Schoolboy gets ultimate Olympic volunteer role

Streatham Guardian: Gareth Goh,16, has been working at the heart of the action in the centre of the Olympic stadium

10:31am Friday 10th August 2012

A schoolboy has landed one of the the best volunteer roles at London 2012.

Live London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 13

Streatham Guardian: London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 4

7:50am Thursday 9th August 2012

NO gold medals for Team GB yesterday - but our athletes are back in the hunt today. Follow all the action from Day 13 of London 2012 here with our live blog!

MP Greg Mulholland calls for golden postbox scheme to be extended

Streatham Guardian: Greg Mulholland is not expecting a ministerial job in the Cameron-Clegg coalition.

7:00am Thursday 9th August 2012

An MP has written to the Royal Mail to ask the company to extend its post box painting scheme for Olympic gold medal winners after triple success in his constituency.

Cheam's golden girl tucks into McDonalds after Olympic win

Streatham Guardian: Miss Rowsell tucked into a McDonalds after her victory

10:13am Thursday 9th August 2012

Cheam’s golden girl Joanna Rowsell celebrated her amazing cycling win with chicken nuggets and a cheeseburger - but even she had to join the back of the queue despite being an Olympic champion.

London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 12

Streatham Guardian: READY FOR BUSINESS: An aerial view of the Olympic Park showing the Olympic Stadium with the Aquatics Centre and Water Polo arena in the foreground

7:26am Wednesday 8th August 2012

AFTER a record breaking day for Team GB yesterday, find out which of London’s Olympians are gunning for glory on Day 12 – and tell us your experiences of the games.

Engineering company helped create Olympic Flame

Streatham Guardian: Atkins, based in Epsom, is the official engineering design provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

2:10pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

An engineering company which designed the gas supply for the Olympic Flame welcomed staff members from across the world to celebrate London 2012 on Sunday.

Windsurfer Shaw misses chance to beat Beijing achievement

Streatham Guardian: PREPARATION: Bryony Shaw

3:17pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

Windsurfer Bryony Shaw's bid for gold failed at the final hurdle after she finished fifth in the medal race.

Okoye bows out of the Olympics

Streatham Guardian: Lawrence Okoye will return to the Olympic Stadium to compete in the men’s discus final

9:30am Wednesday 8th August 2012

Medal hope Lawrence Okoye bowed out of the Men’s Discus final last night after recording three throws well below his best.

Live London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 11

Streatham Guardian: London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 11

6:58am Tuesday 7th August 2012

On day 11 of the Olympics find out which of London's Olympians are competing today and keep up to date with what's happening in your area. Interact with the blog by leaving your comments or get in touch via Twitter.

Wimbledon rower brings home Olympic gold

Streatham Guardian: Wimbledon rower brings home Olympic gold

12:35pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Exclusive: A former Wimbledon Guardian paper girl has been welcomed home after rowing her way to an Olympic gold medal last week.

The beautiful Games

Streatham Guardian: The beautiful Games

5:09pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Every four years, the world’s elite athletes gather in one city and compete to demonstrate their sporting prowess. And every time, we are gripped.

James Ellington fails to make it out of 200m heats

Streatham Guardian: James Ellington fails to make it out of 200m heats

2:29pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

There was disappointment for James Ellington today as he failed to make it out of the 200m heats at the Olympic Stadium.

Sutton athlete qualifies for 110m hurdles semi-finals

Streatham Guardian: Andy Turner

1:23pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Andy Turner qualified easily for the semi-finals following a dramatic 110m hurdles heat this morning, finishing first.

No gold for Goldie

12:47pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Great Britain’s Goldie Sayers, fourth in Beijing four years ago, failed to make it through the javelin heats in Stratford this morning.


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