Olympic Games

Jacqueline Freney wins seven gold medals at Paralympics

Jacqueline Freney: Seven golds? I’m in heaven!

Jacqueline Freney was eight years old when she watched Australian swimmer Siobhan Paton win six gold medals at the Sydney Paralympics and decided she wanted to do the same. Last night, she surpassed that goal, winning her seventh gold in London and becoming Australia’s most successful Paralympian at a single Games. Jacqueline, 20, blitzed the […]
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Harry meets our Paralympic Princess Maddison

Harry meets our Paralympic Princess Maddison

Prince Harry is a busy man with an even busier schedule but that didn’t stop him from taking some time out to chat with our youngest Paralympic hero Maddison Elliot. The 13-year-old swimmer — who has won a gold, silver and bronze medal so far this Games — was watching heats at the London aquatic […]
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Harry who? Loved-up Will and Kate ignore scandal

Harry who? Loved-up Will and Kate ignore scandal

Prince Harry’s naked photos scandal rocked the royal family, but William and Kate seemed blissfully unconcerned at the Paralympics yesterday. The pair – dressed in matching red sneakers – spent the day watching team GB compete in the cycling and goalball events, looking happier than ever before. Harry’s indiscretion seemed far from their minds as […]
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Steve Hooker a 'disappointment' says official

Steve Hooker a ‘disappointment’ says official

Just four years after he was declared a national hero in Beijing, Steve Hooker has been branded a “disappointment” by his own boss. Athletics Australia President Rob Fildes has declared the pole vaulter the biggest frustration of the London Olympics, saying his failure to perform was disappointing no matter how you looked at it. Related: […]
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Heroines in hijabs: Lauded in London, condemned at home

Heroines in hijabs: Lauded in London, condemned at home

They finished last and by a considerable margin, but Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shaherkhani got a standing ovation for being in London at all. Sarah, 19, and Wojdan, 16, are the first women to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games. While their sporting achievements didn’t win them any medals — Sarah came last […]
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Prince Harry’s date with a cycling gold medallist

Prince Harry’s date with a cycling gold medallist

Twenty-four hours after she won gold in the women’s omnium, British cyclist Laura Trott scored an even more enviable prize – a date with Prince Harry. Harry watched Laura, 20, ride to victory on Tuesday and was so impressed with her athleticism he asked her out the following day. The prince took Laura to the […]
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Five things you didn't know about Sally Pearson

Five things you didn’t know about Sally Pearson

Four years ago, a little-known hurdler called Sally McLellan became an overnight sensation when footage of her celebrating after winning silver at the Beijing Olympics went viral. Sally was not expecting to place and her enthusiastic reaction to her medal — which was very nearly gold — endeared her to the nation. Last night, Sally […]
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William can’t keep his hands (or eyes) off Kate

William can’t keep his hands (or eyes) off Kate

Royal protocol bans William and Kate from kissing or cuddling in public, but the young couple couldn’t help themselves yesterday, throwing their arms around each other as Britain won another gold medal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the British men’s cycling sprint team ride to victory in the velodrome. The young royals were […]
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Zara Phillips buoyed by royal fan club

Zara Phillips buoyed by royal fan club

The young royals are famously tightknit and they showed it yesterday, turning out en masse to support Zara Phillips as she competed in the Olympic cross-country event. Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie all travelled to Greenwich Park to watch their cousin Zara and her horse High Kingdom ride a punishing […]
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