News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Yarnold honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

11 June 2018

Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold, who is part of the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association’s training group based at the University of Bath, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Yarnold’s OBE, is in recognition of becoming the first British athlete to defend a Winter Olympic title after winning skeleton gold at PyeongChang 2018 and Sochi 2014. In doing so, Yarnold became the nation’s most successful winter athlete of all time...

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

07 June 2018

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

Aspiring Beijing 2022 Olympic skeleton star Ashleigh Pittaway becomes latest MJ Church Ambassador

20 March 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games may have just finished but Team Bath and partners MJ Church are already looking to the future by supporting a potential skeleton star of 2022. Ashleigh Pittaway, a Youth Olympic Games gold-medallist in 2016, is only 17 years old but has already raced on the IBSF World Cup circuit five times and claimed a top-ten finish at the 2018 Junior World Championships in St Moritz. She has been training...

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games bronze-medallist Laura Deas with Dame Katherine Grainger

VIDEO: Interviews with Dame Katherine Grainger and Laura Deas as University hosts Commonwealth Big Lunch

14 March 2018

Olympic legend Dame Katherine Grainger was the guest of honour when the University of Bath hosted the UK's first Commonwealth Big Lunch this week. The event doubled as a rousing send-off for the 30 University-based sportspeople who will be competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and a chance to welcome skeleton bronze-medallist Laura Deas back to her home training base after her PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games heroics. TeamBathTV caught up with Dame Katherine,...

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher in Super G action at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

PyeongChang 2018: Kelly Gallagher ready to throw kitchen sink at Games after solid start to week

11 March 2018

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher had to settle for eighth place in the visually-impaired Super G at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games but said she was happy to be “pushing out of the starting gate” again. Four years ago in Sochi, Gallagher famously won the Super G title to become the first Brit to claim alpine skiing gold at either an Olympic or Paralympic Games. She suffered multiple injuries after a training crash...

(From left) Amy Williams, Eleanor Furneaux, Danny Holdcroft and Brogan Crowley were live on BBC Breakfast from the push-start track on February 26 2018

BBC Breakfast visit University of Bath’s outdoor push-start track to learn more about skeleton’s formula for success

26 February 2018

BBC Breakfast marked the end of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games by broadcasting live this morning from the UK’s only outdoor push-start track at the University of Bath. Intrepid reporter John Maguire tried his hand at skeleton as he found out more about the world-class programme run by the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University that has now produced seven Olympic medallists from the last five Games. Three of those medals...

PyeongChang 2018: Four-man bobsleigh crews bring Winter Olympic Games to a close

25 February 2018

Team GB’s four-man bobsleigh crews brought the curtain down on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games by finishing 17th and 18th respectively on Sunday. There were just three-hundredths of a second between the British crews after four rounds of competition in South Korea, with Brad Hall, Nick Gleeson, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett (pictured) edging in front after a quicker final run on the last day of the Games. They clocked 3:18.26 overall, while Lamin Deen,...

PyeongChang 2018: Mica McNeill and Mica Moore record Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh Olympic result

21 February 2018

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore achieved Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh result at a Winter Olympic Games when they placed eighth at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday. The 2017 Junior World Champions, who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University of Bath, went into day two lying sixth overall after two fine runs on Tuesday. They lost a couple of places in the third run but maintained eighth position in their fourth...

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