Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games

Stars prepare for Glasgow 2014

With the successes of London 2012 and Sochi 2014 behind them, athletes with University of Bath links now turn their attention to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The University of Bath played an exciting role in the lead-up to London 2012, helping individual athletes and teams prepare for the challenge of the biggest sporting show on earth.

We aim to build on our reputation as a world-leading centre for teams to prepare for major international competitions, by hosting more teams in the build up to Glasgow 2014.

Sochi 2014

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London 2012 was a special event for athletes with ties to the University, but at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games athletes with University of Bath links excelled again.

At the sliding centre, British Skeleton’s Lizzy Yarnold - who trains here - brought home a gold medal in spectacular fashion, continuing TeamGB’s recent tradition of success in this event.

University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons made his Olympic début in the men’s competition, finishing a very respectable tenth, while the British Bobsleigh boys came fifth.

On the slopes, Paralympic GB alpine skier and University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher became the first British Paralymic gold medallist.

London 2012

Michael Jamieson with silver medal. Photo D Holland

University of Bath students Michael Jamieson (200m breaststroke) and Samantha Murray (modern pentathlon) both brought silver medals back to Bath from the Olympics, while graduate Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover became the first female British rowers to win Olympic gold.

There was more success to come at the Paralympic Games, when Bath-based athletes brought home five medals. Paul Blake’s silver and bronze medals on the track in the Olympic Stadium were the pick of the performances.

The University of Bath was also proud to host a range of teams in the lead up to London 2012, including being the main Paralympics GB preparation camps building up to the Games. We also hosted the Chinese swimming team and Malaysian badminton team’s final Olympic preparations.

Re-live London 2012 with our full Olympic round-up.

An impressive track record

The Team Bath family is always delighted when athletes achieve their goals.

Many athletes have won Olympic, Paralympic World, European and Commonwealth medals and titles from the training base at the University of Bath.

Read an impressive track record of success for further details of past successes achieved by Bath based athletes.

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