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Allyn Condon: Bristol's forgotten Olympian

Create: 02/27/2017 - 00:00

Jamie Baulch, Dwain Chambers, Jason Gardener are all names etched into athletics history, yet Bristol's Allyn Condon, despite being a Summer and Winter Olympian often seems to have been forgotten.

Perhaps coming from the wrong side of the tracks in down at heel Runcorn, or the constant battles with the athletics establishment, or perhaps simply being seen as just a relay specialst  means Condon's place in that history feels to have been largely overlooked.
 

From club to country

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Team GB rowers dominate Olympic regatta in Rio

Create: 12/20/2016 - 13:57

Great Britain's rowers reigned supreme at Rio's Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in August, securing three gold medals and two silvers to top the sport's Olympic medal table for the third Games in succession. A glorious regatta was capped by a dominant victory for the men's eight, which saw Gloucestershire duo Matt Gotrel and Pete Reed bring further golds back to the region following the successes of fellow West rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the women's pair and Alex Gregory in the men's four

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Golden couple Laura and Jason Kenny lead the way for Team GB in velodrome

Create: 12/16/2016 - 17:45

Newlyweds Laura and Jason Kenny took their household tally of Olympic golds to an incredible ten with five victories between them in Rio as Team GB’s cyclists dominated the track programme with 11 medals in total, leading some rival nations to question their dominance in the velodrome

Bedminster-based commentator and blogger Sarah Connolly, one of the best-known voices in women's cycling in the UK, says … 

Great British sporting moments of 2016: Team GB women's hockey squad triumph in Rio

Create: 12/15/2016 - 15:50

Hollie Webb (above, right) takes the acclaim after scoring the winning penalty for the Great Britain women's hockey team at Rio 2016. The tense shootout success over the Netherlands in the final was prime-time viewing back home and saw Bristol pair Lily Owsley and Georgie Twigg strike gold

Ex-England international Louise Catchpole, the head of girls' sport at Clifton College, where the youngest member of the GB squad, Lily Owsley, was first introduced to hockey, says ...

Claudia Fragapane is the Pocket Rocket looking to take Rio 2016 by storm

Create: 07/22/2016 - 14:27
Claudia Fragapane is living proof of the old saying that good things come in small packages.
Bristol's very own Pocket Rocket cartwheeled into the watching public's consciousness two summers ago when, at the age of just 16, she claimed a fantastic four gymnastics gold medals for England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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