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  • London 2012: Better for Great Britain than 1908 despite fewer gold medals

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 13 August 2012 The past few days we’ve heard that Great Britain has enjoyed its best Olympic medal haul since 1908 but in relative terms London 2012 was much better for the hosts. In 1908, there were only 2,008 competitors from 22 nations competing, and […]

  • British-led rowing crew smash 19th century trans-Atlantic record

    By Pete Wilson 31 July 2010 A four-man rowing crew, skippered by a Scotsman, Leven Brown, have completed a trans-Atlantic crossing today, coming ashore at the Scilly Isles and smashing a 114-year-old record for a US to UK rowing voyage. The crew, who have been homing in on their target over the last few days, […]

  • British-skippered rowers set to smash 114-year-old trans-Atlantic record

    By Nick Harris 29 July 2010 A four-man rowing crew, skippered by a Scotsman, Leven Brown, remain on course today to smash a 114-year-old record for rowing across the Atlantic from the US to the UK. At 6am this morning, the quartet were aboard their 23-feet boat, Artemis Investments, traveling at 2.71 knots off the […]

  • Crews prepare for non-stop round-Britain rowing race

    By Keira Daley 27 May 2010 Two rowing teams – an all-male crew of four and an all-female crew of four – will set off next Tuesday from Tower Bridge in London in an attempt to row non-stop, without assistance, on a 2,010-mile course around mainland Great Britain. The event, sponsored by Virgin, is a precursor […]

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