Olympic hopefuls

All the latest news, photos and more from our hopeful champions for the London Olympics 2012

BMX world champion Shanaze Reade's highs and lows

Three-time BMX world champion Shanaze Reade, who was raised in Crewe by her single mother and her grandparents, started riding at the age of ten. After buying her first BMX...

Ben Ainslie: Britain's most successful sailor on why he hasn't settled down

He is Britain's most successful Olympic sailor ever, with three Olympic golds and one silver already to his name, and 35-year-old Ben Ainslie is determined to add more to his...

London 2012: Welshman Dai Greene hopes to be jumping for joy

The world and Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene is a happy man. “From an athlete’s point of view, the biggest thing you can do is the Olympics,” the athlete...

Zara Phillips: The royal face of the London Games

It is a dream come true for Zara Phillips to compete in London 2012.The Queen's oldest granddaughter was forced to withdraw from the last two Olympic Games after her horse...

Mo Farah: The self deprecating but undoubtedly brilliant track and field star

One of Britain’s biggest hopes of double gold at the London Games is the modest, self deprecating but undoubtedly brilliant Mo Farah. The Somali-born English track and field star, who...

Exclusive chat with GB's modest million-pound girl, Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis' savvy sponsorship deals with companies like Adidas have her on course to earn £1 million for London's 2012 Games - the first female athlete ever to do so...

Golden runner Christine Ohuruogu tells HELLO! what's spurring her on

She's Britain’s only reigning Olympic athletics champion. And, if Christine Ohuruogu gets her way, she'll soon be adding another gold to the one she won in Beijing.The 28-year-old, who hails...

Victoria's secret: the cyclist with an iron will and a molten core

Female athletes get stereotyped, and Britain's Olympic cyclist, Victoria Pendleton, is under no illusion of the effect that can have. "Quite a lot of women in sport tend to take...

'I'm doing this for dad – it was his dream,' says Olympic diving hopeful Tom Daley

When Tom Daley steps up to the diving board at the London 2012 Olympics, there will be a very special inspiration spurring him on to gold.The 18-year-old will be thinking...



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