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Gold rush in Rio

, September 16, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It might be a little early to celebrate, as the Paralympics are not yet over, but with four days to go until the end of our time here in Rio, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team are enjoying an incredible Paralympics. The team has won more gold medals than any Paralympics since Seoul in…

Championing Britain in Rio

, August 19, 2016 — Sport

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

What an honour it has been to visit Rio and not only get the chance to promote our cultural interests to one of the world’s key markets, but also have the privilege of seeing Team GB excel.

Team GB – the country is right behind you!

, August 10, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

As you read this it’s likely that I’ll be in the air on the way back from Rio and ready to cheer on Team GB from home. It has been an excellent trip where I have managed to see and hear first hand how record government and National Lottery investment has helped our top athletes…

Maracana, meetings and medals

, August 9, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It’s been an incredible last few days in Rio; the Olympic Games have surged into life with world-class sport getting underway against one of the most beautiful backdrops on the planet.

Rio 2016 gets underway

, August 5, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

As I write this, excitement in Rio and no doubt among sports fans around the world is rising, with only a few hours left before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games gets underway.I’ve been in Brazil for two days now to support Team GB and bang the drum for Britain, championing the UK…