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Rebecca Adlington to ‘retire’

Rebecca Adlington to ‘retire’

“Female swimming in general is getting younger and in loads of different events in London – the 100 breaststroke, the 400 medley – they were all 15 and 16-year-old girls who were winning.”

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YJA meets Laurence Oliver

YJA meets Laurence Oliver

Today was a great day at the Meadows Primary school as we had ex-Olympian Laurence Oliver come in to visit us and talk about canoeing and his recent run with the official Olympic torch. Laurence co-founded Lincoln Canoe Club in 1957 and is still Chairman today. With the Olympics just around the corner, we talked to Laurence about his thoughts […]

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Wenlock and Mandeville

Wenlock and Mandeville

Wenlock and Mandeville are the Olympic and Paralympic mascots for London 2012. The story of how they were made says that they were created from two metal blobs from a steel factory. They fell off of a girder that was being made for the Olympic stadium and they were just two blobs on the floor. A man called George picked […]

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Pupils check over expansion plans

Burgh-le-Marsh’s St. Peter and St. Paul Primary School is growing in popularity and needs more teaching space for the enlarged September reception in-take. The Year 5s in The Young Journalist Academy have full responsibility for designing and publishing the Burgh Beano. The latest edition covers the school’s expansion plans: Click here  to read The team are already working on the next […]

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Team GB water polo preparations

Team GB water polo preparations

At the moment Team GB’s water polo team are busy getting ready for the Olympics. Kay Atkin is a physiotherapist who helps players from the GB men’s water polo team get ready for the games, and also if they are injured. Kay has a lot to think about for her job, “I like being a physio because I have to […]

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BMX Brilliance

With all the excitement of the London 2012 Olympics coming up, the British Olympic team are preparing for the biggest competition of their lives. One medal hopeful is British BMX rider Shanaze Reade. Shanaze has won the UCL BMX World Championship three times and has been junior champion twice on the BMX. Shanaze is not only riding a BMX she […]

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Tom Daley going for gold

Tom Daley’s sport is diving. And this summer at the London 2012 Olympics he will be competing for Gold in the 10 metre diving event as well as the 10 metre synchronised diving with partner Max Brick, 17, who replaced Blake Aldridge after his partnership with Daley ended following the Olympics in Beijing. Tom lives in Plymouth and was born […]

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Dreams of Gold at Lincoln Cathedral

Dreams of Gold at Lincoln Cathedral

This year Lincoln Cathedral is putting on a Flower Festival called ‘Dreams of Gold’. It is based on the Olympics and will be having over 130 flower arrangements in total. This is a very special way of celebrating the Olympics. The Flower Festival will be open for 5 days from 16th to 20th of August 2012. The flower arrangements will […]

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The Countdown Continues

When Britain won the Olympic bid back in 2005 the games seemed so far away. Now as we are approaching the end of 2011 excitement is growing as the countdown continues for London 2012. In March of this year 6.6 Million tickets went on sale, with three times this number of people applying for them. Those who were unsuccessful got a […]

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