Games public transport on track

17 June 2011

Public transport Games on track: Gateway station to the Games complete with test ride on DLR extension. The transport ‘Big Build’ that will help spectators and the rest of London keep moving during the Games is complete with works at the main ‘Gateway’ station for the Games now finished. Guests and media took a test ride on the newly completed Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension from Stratford International Station for the first time. The DLR extension will open to the public this summer.

London Olympic Torch unveiled

17 June 2011

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) unveiled prototypes of the London 2012 Olympic Torch to be carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers next year. The 70-day Olympic Torch Relay will take the Olympic Flame on an 8,000 mile journey across the UK next summer. An average of 110 people a day will take centre stage by carrying the Olympic Flame on its journey before arriving at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the Cauldron at the Opening Ceremony.

Construction complete on London 2012 Basketball Arena

17 June 2011

The London 2012 Basketball Arena has become the fourth Olympic Park venue completed, more than a year ahead of the Games and is one of the quickest venues to finish construction. The Basketball Arena is one of the largest temporary venues ever used for an Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be dismantled after the Games to be reused elsewhere. Work to erect the 1,000-tonne steel frame started in March 2010.

Ben Sandford Olympic Museum Display

17 June 2011

The Olympic Museum in Wellington has a new display exhibition featuring New Zealand New Zealand skeleton racer Ben Sandford. Sandford’s helmet, specialist competition shoes with ice spikes, specialist suit and gloves are on display until the end of this year. Sandford, Olympian #991, says competing in the Torino and Vancouver Olympic Winter Games has been one of the highlights of his career. “Being able to compete at the Olympic Games is the ultimate achievement in our sport; it is the one race every four years which means more and matters more than the rest.”

Time to buckle down and get some good training in!

17 June 2011

I have now based myself in Europe for the remainder of the 2011 ITU Triathlon circuit of racing, mainly because of the wintery weather in New Zealand and the distance to races.

Olympic Ticket Confirmations to Begin Friday 1 July

16 June 2011

The first round of Olympic ticket confirmations in New Zealand are to begin on Friday 1 July. Phase I ticket applications opened in April for Kiwi sports fans and since then requests for nearly 2,000 Olympic tickets have been received by travel partners Harvey World Travel and United Travel. Chef de Mission Dave Currie says “Clearly it's been a massively popular thing and there's no surprise the event has attracted so much demand for tickets. New Zealanders are keen to be there and get in behind the team.”

Training has been really intense

14 June 2011

I’m back into heavy training now after finishing my first competitive meet since I came to the US.

Cycling centre of Excellence.

13 June 2011

Over the last 6 months I have been fortunate to be involved with the Waikato/Bay of Plentys bid to become the cycling centre of Excellence in New Zealand.

Isle of Man 2011 Health Team Vacancies

10 June 2011

Health Team VacanciesCommonwealth Youth Games Team - Isle of Man 2011 The New Zealand Olympic Committee is calling for applications for a team Doctor and Physiotherapist to the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games team to Isle of Man – September 3rd – 15th 2011.

We won bronze in the World Cup regatta in Holland

01 June 2011

We’ve had a very eventful last 10 days.

Head down and focus

01 June 2011

Every year when May rolls around I know it’s time to get my head down and focus on the final preparations ready for a European track season.

Whirlwind of races, training and travel

27 May 2011

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of races, training and travel, as well as an exam for good measure.