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London 2012 Olympics

Heroes

Meet some of our most talented young Olympic and Paralympic Athletes. Find out more about them, show your support for Team GB and ParalympicsGB and enter our competition to win great prizes!

Team GB and ParalympicsGB - Primary

Alexandra Rickham sailing

Find out how you can support Team GB and ParalympicsGB in the run up to the biggest sporting event of their lives. Check out great ideas to help primary school students play their part.

Team GB and ParalympicsGB - Secondary

Mara Yamauchi running

Our very own Team GB and ParalympicsGB have just weeks to go before the biggest sporting event of their lives and are counting on you! Find out how you can play your part.

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy on bike

Find out more about Chris Hoy, Scotland’s most successful Olympian!

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington swimming

Find out more about Olympic hopeful Rebecca Adlington!

Will Bayley

Will Bayley

Find out more about London 2012 Paralympic hopeful Will Bayley.

David Smith

David Smith

Find out more about David Smith, a Paralympic hopeful for London 2012.

Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie Beijing

Ben Ainslie has competed in four Olympic Games making his appearance at London 2012 his fifth Olympic competition! Find out more.

Zoe Newson

Zoe Newson in ParalympicsGB t-shirt

Find out more about powerlifting champion Zoe Newson.

Tom Daley

Tom Daley mid way through a dive

Tom is already an Olympic finalist, aged just 14! He is also a London 2012 medal hopeful. Watch a film all about Tom.

Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade turns a corner during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Fearless and determined BMX racer Shanaze is already in training for London 2012. Watch a film all about Shanaze.

Shelly Woods

Shelly Woods during a training session

One of the UK’s top wheelchair racers who competed in three events in the Beijing Paralympic Games, Shelly has her sights set on London 2012. Watch a film all about Shelly.

Eleanor Simmonds

Eleanor Simmonds collects her gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Eleanor Simmonds was a double gold medallist at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, aged just 13 years. Read Eleanor’s profile.

Xavier Mohammed

Xavier Mohammed during a training session

Xavier Mohammed, top class swimmer with dreams of competing at London 2012. Watch a film all about Xavier.

Ben Rushgrove

Ben Rushgrove crosses the finish line at the Beijing 2008 Paralymic Games

Ben Rushgrove is a Paralympic athlete who won a silver medal in the 100m in Beijing. Read Ben’s profile.