Olympic hopefuls

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

Olympians Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins make an oar-some pair

If all goes to plan at Eton Dorney, the Olympic venue for rowing, Katherine Grainger and her sculling partner Anna Watkins should be clutching Britain's first Olympic gold medal in women's rowing. Katherine,...

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 clutch. "The desire...

Will it be third time lucky for Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle?

London 2012 will be gymnast Beth Tweddle’s third Olympics. However, the three-time world champion very nearly didn’t make the Team GB squad, having undergone knee surgery in April. Her preparation...

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 Toytown was injured.   Now,...

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 is the current...

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 from...

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. The 26-year-old heptathlon...

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 on an aggressive...

'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 of his beloved father Rob, who...



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