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  • 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.

  • Preparation camps to benefit from Lottery funding

    Date 13/07/2004

    With preparations for the Athens Olympics now about to enter their final phase, the British Olympic Association and UK Sport today announced an £800,000 investment by UK Sport in Team GB's pre-Games preparation camps.

  • The Countdown to Beijing begins

    Date 09/07/2004

    With some 36 days to go until the 2004 Olympics get underway, UK Sport today looked beyond Athens and announced the funding package available to support leading athletes up to the next summer Games in Beijing 2008.

  • Elite coach programme launched

    Date 27/05/2004

    Sports in the UK are being invited to nominate their rising stars of coaching to take part in a ground-breaking new <i>Elite Coach</i> acceleration programme, co-ordinated by UK Sport.

  • London 2012 refocuses bid leadership

    Date 20/05/2004

    London 2012 has announced a refocus of the bid leadership following its success in being short-listed as a Candidate City for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

  • London named as 2012 Candidate City

    Date 18/05/2004

    The International Olympic Committee announced today that London - along with Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris - has made it on to the short-list of cities bidding to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Athletes salute World Class funding

    Date 05/05/2004

    With just 100 days to go until the start of the 2004 Olympic Games, Britain's leading sportsmen and women have said that UK Sport's World Class Performance Programme has made a vital difference to their training and competition.

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