Olympics




Annecy 2018 honours local Olympic medallists

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

May 23 - A group of French medallists from the Vancouver Olympics have been honoured by Annecy 2018 at a special ceremony attended by Bernard Accoyer, the President of the French National Assembly and Edgar Grospiron (pictured left), the chief executive of the bid.








Mascots set to make £14 million for London 2012

By Duncan Mackay in London
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

May 20 - The new London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, unveiled last night, could contribute up to £14 million ($20 million) to help pay for the staging of the Olympics and Paralympics as retail sales of merchandise are set to top £1 billion ($1.4 billion), which would be a record.




London 2012 launch mascots

By Duncan Mackay in London
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

May 19 - London 2012 today launched its mascots, Wenlock for the Olympics and Mandeville for the Paralympics, created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder for the Olympic Stadium and were born in Bolton.