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#EveryRoadtoRio

, August 6, 2015 — National Lottery

Marking one year to go until the Rio Olympics, Scotland’s Gold medal winning gymnast Dan Purvis talks about his preparations and bid to make Team GB I can’t believe it’s only a year to go to the next Olympic Games!Training’s going really well at the moment; a lot of clever training is needed when you get…

Legacy of London 2012 transforming East London

, October 24, 2014 — Sport

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 9 April 2014.

Ten years ago, London hadn’t been selected as host city for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It didn’t even look like we would be – in late 2004, Paris and Madrid were still leading the running. Our capital was all set to fill the “plucky loser” role played by so many British Olympians throughout…