News Archive, Month: July 2012

Michael Jamieson

Olympic schedule highlights

26 July 2012

University of Bath students Hadia Hosny El Said and Michael Jamieson will both be in action on Saturday (28 July), the first full day of sport at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Egyptian badminton player Hadia, who is studying for an MSc in Medical Biosciences at the University, has been drawn in group I of the women’s singles competition at the Games. She opens her account against France’s number 16 seed Hongyan Pi – a...

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Bobsleigh: Chief Operating Officer Post

26 July 2012

The Board of British Bobsleigh, a company limited by guarantee, is looking to fill a new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). They are seeking an accomplished administrative leader with a strong track record of senior leadership and demonstrable commitment, to provide all aspects of the administration of the sport of Bobsleigh in the UK thereby ensuring that the Performance Staff can be entirely focused on delivering their performance objectives. Working alongside the Performance Director,...

Stephen Baddeley

Message from Stephen Baddeley

26 July 2012

I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate athletes who train at the University of Bath on their selection to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Olympic Games are the highlight of any athlete's career and it's a particularly momentous occasion to have the opportunity to compete at a home Olympics. I'm very proud to say 25 athletes who train at the University have been selected to compete at the Olympics across seven...

Malaysian shuttlers head to London 2012 with golden goal

24 July 2012

Malaysia’s badminton players bid farewell to their University of Bath training base today (Tuesday) to begin their campaign for gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Malaysia are one of the powerhouses of world badminton but have never won an Olympic gold. The team have been training for the last 11 days at the University of Bath, a venue they have held training camps at in each of the last three years. World number two Lee...

International athletes enjoy a very English celebration

24 July 2012

Olympic and Paralympic athletes from 10 countries took time out from their London 2012 preparations to enjoy at a tea party at the University of Bath. The University has been playing host to some of the world’s top athletes – including Chinese swimming star Sun Yang and Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei, ranked number one in the men’s singles at London 2012. Athletes from 10 teams attended a very English tea party at the...

Modern Pentathlon Quartet selected for London 2012 (Photo: Steve Ballinger - Matchtight)

Bath contingent to compete at London 2012 Olympics

24 July 2012

World champions Dai Greene and Mhairi Spence head an impressive list of 25 athletes preparing to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games who train at the University of Bath. Athletes who train at the University will compete in seven different sports at the Games – athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, judo, modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics and swimming. The vast majority of Bath-based athletes at London 2012 will represent Great Britain, with one each for Egypt...

Sled honoured to make history for Nauru

21 July 2012

Sled Dowabobo said he will be honoured to make history by becoming the first judo player to represent the tiny Pacific island of Nauru at an Olympic Games. Sled has been completing his final preparations for his Olympic debut at London 2012 at the University of Bath. He is one of three judo players from three different continents who will compete in the under-73kg class at London 2012 who prepared for the Games in Bath....

Chinese swimmers make final London 2012 preparations at the University of Bath

21 July 2012

China’s top swimmers, including double world champion Sun Yang, have been finalising their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the University of Bath. The group of 24 Chinese swimmers have been training at the University’s Sports Training Village for just over two weeks and transfer to Olympic Village on Monday (23 July). They include the four swimmers who won all five of China’s gold medals at last year’s World Championships in Shanghai. Lu...

Libyan swimmer looking forward to London challenge

19 July 2012

Libyan swimmer Sofyan El Gadi is finalising his preparations for his second Olympic Games at the University of Bath. Sofyan has been training at the University since the start of June and leaves Bath on Monday (23 July) to join his Libyan team-mates in the Olympic Village. London 2012 will be Sofyan’s second Olympic Games after he made his Olympic debut in Beijing as a 16-year-old. Sofyan, who holds 11 Libyan national records, said: “I’ve...

Emmanuel Nartley with medal. Photo: Sam Farr

Emmanuel prepares for London 2012 with bronze in Istanbul

17 July 2012

Ghana judo player Emmanuel Nartey’s Olympic preparations have been boosted by winning a medal in his final competition ahead of London 2012. The Team Bath athlete, who also serves in the British Army, makes a piece of history when he becomes the first Ghanaian judo player to compete at an Olympic Games. He warmed up for the biggest competition of his life by winning bronze at the European Cup in Istanbul at the weekend. Emmanuel,...

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