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  • Bitel: Home events key to sporting success

    Date 04/11/2004

    Nick Bitel, Chair of UK Sport's Major Events Steering Group, spelled out the importance of hosting major events on home soil as he opened the 2004 Major Events Conference in London.

  • UK Sport launches Elite Coach

    Date 13/10/2004

    Nine of the nation's most promising coaches came together last week at the start of a journey aimed at placing them on a fast track to coaching excellence.

  • Great success for British Paralympians

    Date 04/10/2004

    The British team returned home last week having secured second place in the final medal tables at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. A total of 94 medals were won, including 35 gold.

  • One last medal as Athens says goodbye

    Date 28/09/2004

    Great Britain managed to add one more medal to the tally on the last day of sport at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. The men's basketball team, under coach Dave Titmuss, beat the Netherlands 82-66 in a solid win to take the bronze medal.

  • Great Britain's Phil Craven opens Paralympic Games

    Date 18/09/2004

    The Greek public flocked to the Athens Olympic Stadium once again last night as a capacity 72,000 crowd watched the International Paralympic President, the UK's Phil Craven, open the XII Paralympic Games.

  • Paralympic chief sets Athens target

    Date 07/09/2004

    Phil Lane, Chef de Mission of the British team for the 2004 Paralympic Games, is confident that there will be more GB success once the event opens in Athens on September 17.

  • Coe: Athens boosts London 2012 bid

    Date 02/09/2004

    London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games has been boosted by the fantastic support displayed by British sports fans in Athens, according to bid leader Sebastian Coe.

  • Team GB exceed Sydney medal haul

    Date 31/08/2004

    Two gold medals on Saturday evening on the athletics track plus a silver for teenage boxing sensation Amir Khan on Sunday in the ring lifted Team GB's final medal tally at the Athens Olympics to 30, two more than in Sydney.

  • Day 6: First gold for Team GB

    Date 20/08/2004

    Britain has won its first gold medal of the Games with a convincing victory in the sailing as Shirley Robertson and her Yngling crew proved themselves to be untouchable with a race to spare.

  • Lottery gives Olympians a sporting chance

    Date 16/08/2004

    New research has revealed that 66% of the British public believe that without National Lottery funding through UK Sport, the British team would not be able to achieve tenth place or higher in the Olympic Games medals table.

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