Category Archives: Olympic Games

Return from Rio

Elaine Morris writes: I am happy to report that I made it to the Paralympics and had an amazing time volunteering at the athletics stadium. Yes, Rio has its issues, but I did not feel I had to take any more … Continue reading

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The Road to Rio

Elaine Morris writes: At the end of November 2015 many thousands of people all over the world were anxiously scanning emails as the organisers of Rio Olympics 2016 were about to announce the selection of their volunteers. I am pleased … Continue reading

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Jack Welbourne – Speed Skater at Winter Olympics

Nottingham born Jack Welbourne is in the Strongest Ever Winter Olympic Speed Skating Team.   As mentioned by Cate Holmes he is an old boy of Bramcote School.

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Wollaton man will referee speed skating in Sochi

Peter Worth from Wollaton is to referee the men’s short track racing events in the Winter Olympics. See more of the story in the Nottingham Post.

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My Experience Volunteering as a Team London Ambassador During the London 2012 Olympic Games

Abigail Briggs writes: When the Olympics were announced to be coming to London back in 2005 I was but a thirteen year old with a whole seven years of school and college ahead of me. I never for a million … Continue reading

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I was a Paralympic Gamesmaker

Elaine Morris writes: I was a Paralympic Gamesmaker.

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Experiences of a Bramcote lady at the Olympics

Sophie Bryant from Bramcote writes: It is now the last day of the Olympics and there is still a lot of hype and excitement. I have been working as a waitress in a very prestigious hospitality suite, right next to the Olympic … Continue reading

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Bramcote’s Grace Carter a member of Team GB Volleyball

We understand that Grace Carter is a member of the first ever British Volleyball Team to compete at an Olympics. Unfortunately they have not progressed to the Quarter Finals from the Group Stage. They recorded a win against Algeria but lost … Continue reading

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Well Done to our Olympians – Stamps on sale Tomorrow

Very Well Done to Helen Glover and Heather Stanning – They have made history today winning the 1st ever Women’s Rowing Gold Medal for Great Britain at the Olympics.  Their Gold in the Women’s Pairs is also the 1st Gold … Continue reading

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Bramcote’s Jimmy (Jumpshot) Smith – Olympic Games Diary

Jimmy Writes: Let the Games begin!  I arrived at the Olympic Park as planned on the morning of Thursday 26 July 2012 for my first Basketball Games Maker shift. After I checked in I went into the Basketball Arena-12,000 seats, TV cameras and … Continue reading

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Matthew Galtress of Bramcote carried the Olympic Torch

This evening Matthew Galtress accepted the Olympic Torch as it crossed over the River Trent into Nottingham.   Matthew carried the Torch from the middle of Trent Bridge 300 metres to the Victoria Embankment.

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Olympic Torch Relay – Message from the Police

As you will be well aware, the Olympic Torch arrives in Nottinghamshire next week on the lead up to the Summer Olympics.      Please be mindful that the relay will undoubtedly cause delays and some significant disruption owing to the magnitude … Continue reading

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