Saturday, 19 May 2012

Third British female boxer secures place in London 2012 team

The Hartlepool middleweight beat Russia's world number two Nadezda Torlopova 18-10 to book her place in the final and join Nicola Adams and Natasha Jonas in the London 2012 team. Marshall began strongly and never looked back, managing to fight off fatigue towards the end to claim the biggest win of her career so far.
'To know that I had to win my semi-final against the world number two just to secure a place in London was a lot of pressure, but I kept my nerve and I am incredibly relieved to have finally qualified,' she said afterwards. 'It's what I have been working towards for the last three years and to know I have achieved it is amazing. 'Now I can go into Saturday's final feeling incredibly relaxed and knowing I have the opportunity to become world champion.'
Flyweight Adams secured her place in a third consecutive world championship final with a resounding 11-6 win over Russia's Elena Savelyeva. In the final she will now face China's world number one Ren Cancan, who beat her in the final two years ago, but whom Adams has since beaten. Lightweight Jonas had to settle for a bronze medal, though, after losing her semi-final 18-10 to another Russian, Sofya Ochigava.
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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Hannah Whelan wins two bronzes in Olympic Gymnastics Artistic

Whelan, 19, the 2010 and 2011 senior British champion, was successful on the beam and in the floor routine. Her bronze on the beam was Great Britain's first ever medal in this discipline in a major championship. Two 15-year-olds - Ruby Harrold and Rebecca Tunney - made their senior debuts, Tunney finished fifth on the floor, with Harold seventh on the bars.
The performance was a significant step for both Whelan and Team GB ahead of the Olympic Games. Whelan was the senior member of the squad in the absence of Beth Tweddle and has never been on the podium before at this level. "It feels amazing," said Whelan. "I'm over the moon, it's really unexpected. "I wanted to come out and enjoy the competition and I definitely did. I enjoy training beam and feel naturally comfortable on it and to get our first-ever medal on that piece is very special.
"I've always dreamed of getting major medals and to come away with two is unbelievable. It gives me a lot of confidence going into the rest of the year." Whelan's success followed a disappointing day on Saturday when Great Britain could only finish fourth in the team competition. Romania were the team to beat in this year's tournament as they took home the team gold, and added three more individual golds on Sunday - Catalina Ponor on the beam, Larissa Andreea Iordache on the floor, and Sandra Raluca Izbasa in the vault exercise. Great Britain's Gabby Jupp won bronze in the floor final of the Junior European Championships at the same venue.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Olympics London 2012 will pull UK out of depression

The Olympics will help get the UK out of depression this year, as economic growth should flow on the back of increased consumer costs and Olympic ticket sales.
Shona Dobbie, head of the economic research centre at Alliance Trust, believes that the UK will have strong growth this summer as although most Olympic tickets were bought in the second quarter of 2011, they will only show up in GDP figures for the third quarter of 2012 – when the Olympics actually take place. Last month, GDP figures for the first quarter of 2012 showed that the UK was officially back in recession. In the first three months of this year, growth contracted by 0.2%, which followed a drop of 0.3% in the last three months of 2011.
Dobbie says that GDP figures for growth between April and June may remain negative, but there should be a big increase in GDP between July and September, pulling the UK out of recession. She adds: "This will be an extremely volatile year, and the Olympics effect makes it very hard to make forecasts for the following years." Dobbie predicts that overall GDP growth in 2012 will be around 0.3%, with most of the positive impact coming from the Games. James Carrick, economist at Legal & General Investment Management, agrees that the Olympics will have a positive impact on the UK economy.
"There may be a slight dip in the second quarter as we lose an extra day [with the bank holiday] for the Queen's Jubilee. But there will be a boost in the third quarter, it will be positive growth that will decisively pull the UK out of recession," he says. "But post-Olympics, economic growth will likely dip lower again." However, Richard Morawetz, a vice president at ratings agency Moody's, downplays the impact the Olympics will have on the economy. He says there will only be a "short-term boost' and that tourism will have a smaller impact than "the gross visitor numbers would suggest'. He adds: "The impact of infrastructure developments in UK GDP has probably already been felt." Earnings uplift for the transport sector is also not clear-cut, he argues, as "lower-margin tourist travellers may displace business travellers during the Games".
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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Olympic Tickets For Sale

The 20,000 people who missed out on London 2012 tickets in the first two rounds of sales will be given priority when 900,000 more tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday, May 11.
They will have 31 hours' exclusive access to the tickets before another 1million people who were unsuccessful in the first ballot last year will then have a five-day sales period to try to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person will be limited to applying for one session and a maximum of four tickets. For the first time, 70,000 Olympic Park tickets will be sold which will allow access to the Park to watch sport on the big screens but not to any actual sessions events.
Those tickets will be £10 or £5 for those aged 16 or under or 60 or over.
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Olympic Football News

Olympic Football Bayern Munich are out to break their losing streak to German champions Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's domestic cup final as their Champions League showdown with Chelsea looms.Dortmund have beaten Bayern both home and away for the last two seasons on their way to claiming back-to-back league titles and Borussia are bidding to win the league and cup double for the first time in their 103-year history. The last of Dortmund's two previous German cups wins was back in 1989, while Bayern come to Berlin's Olympic Stadium chasing their 16th cup title.The Bavarians host the Champions League final against Chelsea at their own Allianz Arena stadium on Saturday May 19 and while they could be forgiven for being distracted, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists all eyes are on Berlin "All we're thinking about is this final. We've forgotten the other matches," he insisted.
"Obviously, there are a lot of reports about the Champions League final, but everyone saw how overjoyed we were in Moenchengladbach when we made it to the cup final. "We're fired up for the match and want to win the trophy." Neuer played a key role in the cup semi-final victory at Gladbach in March with a crucial save in the penalty shoot-out and is determined to hoist the golden trophy again having captained Schalke to their 2011 cup victory. Lifting the German cup would also be a perfect foundation for the Champions League final the week after, says Germany's first-choice goalkeeper. "We've had a good season as a team, but it'll only be a superb season if we win trophies," said Neuer.
"The result in the cup final will definitely influence the mood, that much is clear, so we'll do everything we can to win the cup." Bayern last beat Dortmund in February 2010 and the Bavarian giants are not used to losing regularly to a rival from within Germany. "When you lose four times, there is a certain anger," said Germany midfielder Thomas Mueller. "We want to show them that this isn't how it's going to be for the next five years." Mueller is not the only Bayern star itching to break the losing streak. "We all have a burning desire, we want to win," said Munich's Dutch winger Arjen Robben. Unbeaten in their last 22 games in all competitions since losing to Marseille in the Champions League last December, Dortmund have yet to lose in 2012. "It's one of the biggest matches in Germany of recent years. We're totally looking forward to it," said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp. Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has said the showdown is too close to call. "It's a clash between evenly-matched sides, both teams have already achieved great things," he said. "Bayern have the Champions League final against Chelsea and we've won the league, so it's already a successful season for both clubs." Both teams will be at full strength for the showcase final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium, although Bayern vice-captain and Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted he is still carrying an ankle injury.
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