Tag: olympics 2012
A Staffordshire woman who won her battle with cancer has spoken of her delight at being chosen to carry the Olympic torch.
Adele Bisbey, 42, was diagnosed with bilateral ovarian cancer in 2009 and underwent a full hysterectomy and six sessions of chemotherapy.
Routes of the Olympic Torch Relay in Stoke-on-Trent have been announced.
The city has been selected one of 1,018 places in the UK to host the torch relay of London 2012 Olympics.
A 19-year-old Staffordshire canoeist is hoping to make a splash of his own at this year’s London Olympics.
Adam Burgess, from the Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, knows it’s a tremendous opportunity to perform on a big stage, and believes it could be one the highlights of his career.
Key stage three pupils in Stoke-on-Trent showed their artistic skills by designing a tile feature on an Olympic display.
Around 650 pupils aged 11 to 14 took part at Haywood Engineering College, creating their designs on A3 paper.
Cannock Hockey Club showed impressive character earning a draw against a Reading team flooded with international players.
Reading and Great Britain defender Richard Mantell struggled to convert many of the short corners largely thanks to the efforts of Cannock goalkeeper James Fair.
Hundreds of schoolchildren across Stoke-on-Trent will take to the streets on the night of the Torch Relay to be part of a once in a lifetime Olympic parade.
Every school in the city has been invited to take part and so far 62 schools have responded. The parade will start in Shelton and finish at the celebration site in Hanley Park.
City of Stoke Athletic Club’s Emma Jackson has admitted London 2012 is firmly in her sights as she aims to land a place in the British Olympics squad.
The 800m runner achieved her personal best time, made the semi-finals of the World Championships and received a promotion in funding to podium level during 2011.
People across Staffordshire are being invited to join the thousands taking part in an Olympics-inspired Community Games project.
The programme began in 2009 and is hoping to come to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire during 2012.