Olympics 2012

Billy's T-shirt takes off

Daily Echo: Billy Morgan

6:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

HE has been to the Winter Olympics and now he has the T-shirt. Shirley’s Billy Morgan was in contention for Team GB’s first medal at Sochi 2014 before finishing tenth in the snowboard slopestyle final after crashing twice.

Huge jumps won't worry Morgan

Daily Echo: Billy Morgan.

6:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

GO Big or Go Home.

Helena is so close

Daily Echo: Helena Lucas

7:02pm Friday 20th September 2013

Southampton’s Paralympic champion Helena Lucas had victory snatched from her grasp after a poor final day in the International 2.4mR World Championship at Poole.

Powerboat teams gear up for 100mph Cowes race

Daily Echo: Action from last year’s Cowes Classic

8:23am Wednesday 28th August 2013

THE serenity of the Solent will be shattered this weekend as the Cowes to Torquay powerboat race roars into action on Sunday.

Tyre fiasco sparks war of words between Hampshire motorsport legend and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone

Daily Echo: Derek Warwick

4:38pm Monday 1st July 2013

British Racing Drivers' Club president Derek Warwick and Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone have become involved in a war of words in the wake of the tyre fiasco that overshadowed yesterday's British Grand Prix.

Lambert speeds to victory in Lordshill 10k

Daily Echo: Runners at the Lordshill 10k start

9:40am Monday 1st July 2013

Toby Lambert (Winchester AC) dominated the Lordshill 10k, breaking away from the pack early on and maintaining his advantage to the finish line to win in a time of 32 minutes 38 seconds.

'Quadfather' to quit full-time tennis

Daily Echo: Peter Norfolk

8:00am Wednesday 30th January 2013

Hampshire’s Peter Norfolk, the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic champion, has announced he will no longer play full-time wheelchair tennis.

Baby boom is on its way after Olympics get pulses racing

Daily Echo: GNR DISAPPOINTMENT: Mo Farah says he has not had time to train for the Great North Run, which takes place next week

10:50am Monday 28th January 2013

THEY have become some of the most iconic moments in our country’s modern history.

Waterfield hasn't ruled out a FIFTH Olympics

Daily Echo: Tom Daley, right, with diving partner Pete Waterfield

7:30am Saturday 12th January 2013

Pete Waterfield is refusing to rule out competing at a FIFTH Olympics.

Olympics brought £50m boost to Hampshire

Daily Echo: Hampshire's Dani King, left, shows off her OLympic gold medal

7:00am Wednesday 5th December 2012

HAMPSHIRE has reaped huge rewards from this summer's Olympics, it has been revealed.

Ainslie to enjoy homecoming parade

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

10:43am Tuesday 11th September 2012

Lymington will come to a standstill today as the Hampshire sailing mecca salutes Olympic legend Ben Ainslie .

Boccia star hails 'perfect' Games

Daily Echo: David Smith in action at the Games

9:20am Monday 10th September 2012

BOCCIA star David Smith believes London 2012 has whetted the appetite of the British public to see greater coverage of his sport all-year round.

Olympic Victory Parade - live blog

Daily Echo: Dani King

10:56am Monday 10th September 2012

Live coverage of the Olympics victory parade being held today in London

Ainslie to have open-top bus tour

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

12:35pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

OLYMPIC hero Ben Ainslie will be given an open-top bus tour of his home town next week.

Eastleigh's Smith wins boccia bronze

Daily Echo: Eastleigh's Smith wins boccia bronze

1:02pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Eastleigh ’s David Smith helped Great Britain's mixed BC1-2 team secure boccia bronze at the ExCel this morning.

Cycle route to be named after Olympic hero

Daily Echo: Dani King in Hamble this evening.

9:23am Thursday 30th August 2012

SHE already has a gold medal around her neck, a celebratory stamp and a golden postbox painted in her honour.

Knott brothers off to disappointing start

12:24pm Thursday 30th August 2012

CHANDLER'S FORD brothers Adam and David Knott endured a baptism of fire at the London 2012 Paralympics as Great Britain's goalball campaign began with a heavy defeat - but both believe it could prove a blessing in disguise.

Basingstoke dancer performs at Olympics with Annie Lennox

Daily Echo: Tom Russell, 21, with London Olympic 2012 cast identification

4:00pm Sunday 19th August 2012

A BASINGSTOKE dancer was watched by millions of people across the world when he performed on stage with Annie Lennox at the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

Ainslie not finished yet

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie

11:29am Wednesday 15th August 2012

Ben Ainslie admits his Finn racing career is almost certainly behind him, but he is not yet closing the door completely on the Olympic Games.

Triumphant return of greatest Olympic sailor

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4:02pm Wednesday 15th August 2012

IT was the moment the greatest Olympic sailor of all time made a triumphant return to his home town.

Surprise welcome home for Olympic heroine Dani

Daily Echo: Dani King in Hamble this evening.

6:30pm Monday 13th August 2012

CROWDS have tonight flocked to a Hampshire village to welcome home Olympic gold medallist Dani King.

What next for Hampshire Olympians?

Daily Echo: Dani King

10:46am Monday 13th August 2012

FOR the past two weeks, all eyes have been on them as they battled it out with the best in the world to show they can go higher, faster, stronger.

Medal means everything to Danson

Daily Echo: Alex Danson in action this afternoon.

7:40am Monday 13th August 2012

HAMPSHIRE star Alex Danson ended the London 2012 Games with a personal honour as well as a bronze medal in the women’s hockey tournament.

51.9m tune in for Olympics coverage

Daily Echo: Fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium and the Orbit during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics Games

5:37pm Monday 13th August 2012

More than 50 million people in the UK watched TV coverage of London 2012 - equivalent to 90% of the population.

Future's unclear for Moore

Daily Echo: ROB MOORE

10:00am Monday 13th August 2012

WINCHESTER’S Rob Moore has “no idea” what he will do now following GB’s failure to medal in the London Olympics.

GB's Olympic medal winners in full

Daily Echo: Jessica Ennis

6:24pm Sunday 12th August 2012

A full list of Great Britain’s Olympic 2012 medallists.

Olympic celebrations planned for September

Daily Echo: Olympic celebrations planned for September

8:41pm Sunday 12th August 2012

A parade will be held for all of the British athletes who take part in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, it was announced today.

Team GB stars are set for greatness

Daily Echo: Nicola Adams kisses her gold medal

6:26pm Sunday 12th August 2012

Britain's athletes at the Olympics did not just exceed expectations, they smashed them, and in doing so a series of previously little-known athletes became household names.

Waterfield: nerves beat me

Daily Echo: Pete Waterfield in action at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in the 10m platform diving preliminary round

1:13pm Saturday 11th August 2012

SOUTHAMPTON diver Pete Waterfield has told how nerves ruined his London Olympic dream last night.

Under par Waterfield bows out

Daily Echo: Pete Waterfield diving in London last night.

6:50am Saturday 11th August 2012

SOUTHAMPTON diver Pete Waterfield bowed out of the Games after an under-par performance last night.

Moore misses out on medal as hockey side lose

Daily Echo: Great Britain's Ashley Jackson (right) with Glenn Kirkham after losing against Australia during the Men's Bronze Medal match

5:43pm Saturday 11th August 2012

Great Britain 1 Australia 3

Daley pessimistic over chances of gold

Daily Echo: TOM DALEY

1:46pm Saturday 11th August 2012

Tom Daley believes bronze is the best he can hope for after qualifying for tonight's men's 10-metre platform final.

Danson wins Olympic bronze

Daily Echo: Great Britain celebrate scoring during their 3-1 win.

4:55pm Friday 10th August 2012

Southampton hockey star Alex Danson has won a bronze medal as part of Great Britain's Olympic women's hockey squad.

Waterfield set for one last shot at Olympic glory

8:36am Friday 10th August 2012

PETE Waterfield will tonight start what will almost certainly be his final chance of Olympic glory.

No way we're going home without bronze medal - Danson

Daily Echo: ALEX DANSON

8:33am Friday 10th August 2012

HAMPSHIRE’S Alex Danson is adamant Britain’s women’s hockey team will not be leaving London 2012 without a medal – despite their crushing semi-final defeat on Wednesday night.

Jefferies qualifies from canoe heat

Daily Echo: Richard Jefferies

11:51am Friday 10th August 2012

The Isle of Wight’s Richard Jefferies successfully negotiated his heat in the men's 200m single canoe this morning on Eton Dorney Lakee.

Rob's on target in Dutch debacle

Daily Echo: ROB MOORE

9:12am Friday 10th August 2012

WINCHESTER’S Rob Moore was on target for GB last night in their Olympic men’s hockey semi-final against the Netherlands.

Jefferies starts assault on medal

Daily Echo: Richard Jefferies

8:55am Thursday 9th August 2012

RICHARD Jefferies has declared himself in ‘awesome’ shape for his assault on Olympic gold tomorrow after getting his oar in at Eton Dorney.

Plans to celebrate Olympian Dani's success

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

12:26pm Thursday 9th August 2012

PLANS are being put together to mark the achievements of Hamble cycle sensation Dani King, left.

Open-top bus tour for Olympic hero Ben

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie celebrates Olympic gold

12:23pm Thursday 9th August 2012

SPORTING hero Ben Ainslie will tour his home town in an opentopped bus after becoming the most decorated sailor in Olympic history.

Ups and downs for diver Stacie

Daily Echo: Stacie Powell in action

9:10am Thursday 9th August 2012

THEY SAY every cloud has a silver lining – well for Southampton diver Stacie Powell hers was far higher than just in the sky after crashing out of London 2012 at the first hurdle yesterday.

Semi-final heartbreak for Danson

Daily Echo: Semi-final heartbreak for Danson

10:15pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

Great Britain women's dreams of a first Olympic final were shattered by world champions Argentina.

No final place for diver Powell

Daily Echo: No final place for diver Powell

10:12pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

Southampton diver Stacie Powell failed to get past the opening round of the women's platform at the Aquatics Centre this evening.

Rhodes and Morrison pipped to the podium

Daily Echo: Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison

1:49pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

TEAM GB's 49er pair, Stevie Morrison and Southampton-born Ben Rhodes, have missed out on a medal in Weymouth.

Match racers lose quarter-final

Daily Echo: POOLE STARS: l-r Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor

6:04pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

Team GB's match racing girls lost their quarter-final against Russia - before protesting against the result.

Magnificent Mears finishes London 2012 on a high

Daily Echo: Chris Mears

11:56am Tuesday 7th August 2012

Chris Mears completed one of the most heart-warming stories of the London Games as his journey from near-death to Olympic finalist was realised this evening.

Boardman laughs off 'magic wheels' claim

Daily Echo: Chris Boardman MBE runs with the Olympic flame in Birkenhead Park. Picture: Paul Heaps

1:18pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Chris Boardman, head of British Cycling's research and development group known as the Secret Squirrel Club, has laughed off claims magic wheels are helping the hosts to a stunning performance at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.

Moore into hockey semi-finals

Daily Echo: Rob Moore

9:04pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

Winchester's Rob Moore and his Great Britain teammates survived a tense finish to book their place in an Olympic semi-final for the first time since they won gold in 1988.

Ainslie hasn't ruled out another Games bid

Daily Echo: Ben Ainslie celebrates his fourth Olympic gold

7:00am Tuesday 7th August 2012

LYMINGTON’S Ben Ainslie refused to rule out a crack at another Olympic Games in 2016 as he basked in the glow of his miraculous gold medal win over the weekend.

McMillan see British future for handball

Daily Echo: Dan McMillan

12:00am Tuesday 7th August 2012

DAN McMILLAN cut an emotional figure as his London 2012 handball journey came to an end yesterday – but he insists it’s so long, not goodbye to the sport.



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