British cycling star Mark Cavendish has finally achieved his ambition of winning an Olympic medal by claiming silver in the omnium event, and says he did everything he could to win gold. Elia Viviani of Italy… #Athlete #Sports #Athletic #Olympics #Rio #RioOlympics #Rio2016 #Swimming #Gymnastics #Track #Soccer #Football #Basketball
There are many universal "firsts" when it comes to growing up... If you're a British royal, you can add one more to the list: first Buckingham Palace garden party. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie both made their first garden party appearances today at Buckingham Palace, joining their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew. Their towering fellow guests were the members of the Team GB Olympic Basketball Team.
To celebrate 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British Embassy in Washington hosted an Olympic-themed competition among DC Embassies. Staff from area embassies and the US State Department gathered at Reeves Field in Washington to test their abilities at some of the disciplines that will be on display at the London Games. From the 100 metre dash to penalty kicks, shot-put to basketball, diplomats from around Washington competed for guts, glory, and London 2012 baseball…
Great Britain and the USA will go head-to-head later this year when they meet at the Manchester Arena in July – the first time the USA Basketball women’s team will have competed on British soil. Welcome Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time WNBA Champion Swin Cash from the USA, and our very own Jo Leedham, the star forward who averaged 12 points per game in last year’s EuroBasket.