News Archive, Month: December 2010

Williams and Weale win Athlete of the Year awards

21 December 2010

University of Bath graduates Amy Williams and Sam Weale have been named winners of the British Olympic Association Athlete of the Year awards for their respective sports. Williams, a Sports Performance graduate, collected the bobsleigh/skeleton award after winning skeleton gold for Great Britain at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She said: “I’m delighted to receive the BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year award. This caps a really special year for me, the highlight of...

Skeleton Olympic Champion Amy Williams shortlisted for BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2010

15 December 2010

University of Bath-based Olympic Winter Games gold medallist, Amy Williams, has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Viewers can vote for Amy by phone during the live BBC Show on Sunday evening, starting at 7pm. Amy faces stiff opposition from heptathlete world-beater Jessica Ennis, golfer Graeme McDowell and boxer David Haye amongst others. “To be shortlisted for the Award is a phenomenal achievement in itself”, said the University’s Director of...

Mayor of Bath pays tribute to Commonwealth Games athletes

03 December 2010

Mayor of Bath Councillor Shaun McGall has paid tribute to Bath-based athletes who competed at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. The Mayor hosted a civic reception for athletes in the historic surroundings of the Mayor’s Parlour in the Guildhall. Athletes who train at the University of Bath and represented England, Scotland and Wales in Delhi attended the reception. They brought a fine collection of Commonwealth Games medals along with them. The Mayor said: “I wanted...

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