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Young given too much to do as Paralympic GB finish fifth in relay

9:25pm Saturday 8th September 2012

SUCCESS in the heats this morning wasn't transferred into the final as Tom Young finished fifth in the 4x100m medley relay with Paralympic GB.

Young anchors Paralympic GB home in medley relay heat

12:10pm Saturday 8th September 2012

TOM Young from Newbiggin held on under intense pressure to get Paralympic GB into the final of the 4x100m medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, London.

Young beats team-mate to sixth in S8 100m freestyle final

7:41pm Thursday 6th September 2012

NEWBIGGIN Paralympian Tom Young beat team-mate Sean Fraser into sixth in what could be his final action at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, London.

Young squeezes into Paralympic final as eighth fastest qualifier

11:55am Thursday 6th September 2012

THOMAS Young has qualified for tonight (Thursday)'s S8 100m freestyle final after finishing eighth fastest over the two heats at the Aquatic Centre this morning.

Young misses out on final with disappointing swim in individual medley

9:51am Wednesday 5th September 2012

A POOR start and a shaky turnover bumped Tom Young out of qualifying for a place in tonight's (Wednesday) SM8 200m individual medley.

Agonisingly close finish not enough for Young to secure medal

5:44pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

TOM Young was fourth and just half a second away from a medal for the second time in this Paralympic Games as he was edged to bronze by Ollie Hynd in the S8 100m backstroke.

Young squeezes into final but faces tough ask to win medal

11:57am Monday 3rd September 2012

TOM Young from Newbiggin-on-Lune has edged his way into the final of the S8 50m freestyle after finishing joint fourth in his heat this morning (Monday).

Eden Paralympian Tom Young misses out on medal in SB7 100m final

8:41pm Saturday 1st September 2012

EDEN paralympian Tom Young battled hard to finish fifth in the thrilling final of the SB7 100m breaststroke at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, London.

Young hoping to make a big splash at the Paralympics

The Westmorland Gazette: Swimmer Tom Young

9:30am Friday 31st August 2012

NEWBIGGIN’S Tom Young embarks on his Paralympic adventure when he takes to the pool for his first swim at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in the heats at 9.30am today.

Lake District firm helps Mo Farah to Olympic Gold!

The Westmorland Gazette: A signed photo from Mo Farah thanking Cryolab Sports for their help in helping him make history at London 2012

9:00am Thursday 16th August 2012

DOUBLE Olympic hero Mo Farah has thanked a Lake District firm for helping him achieve his stunning gold medal performances.

High hopes for a lasting Olympic legacy in South Lakeland

10:46am Friday 10th August 2012

OLYMPIC fever has gripped South Lakeland and hopes are high that the enthusiasm for London 2012 can be transformed into a lasting legacy.

Rutlidge scores as GB forced to settle for wooden spoon

4:08pm Thursday 9th August 2012

TEAM GB exploded out the blocks but they could not hold onto that fire as they went down 11-7 to Italy in their women's final water polo match of the Olympics.

Wilcox hattrick can't stop Team GB from women's water polo defeat to Russia

7:34pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

TEAM GB missed out on claiming their first ever women's water polo win after losing to Russia.

Barrow's Thompson in action as Farah strikes gold

9:57pm Saturday 4th August 2012

CHRIS Thompson struggled in the men’s 10,000 metres on a glorious night for British athletics at the Olympic Park.

Wilcox scores as Team GB are a whisker away from producing water polo shock

7:30pm Monday 30th July 2012

TEAM GB almost caused a huge upset in the women's water polo to achieve their best ever result.

GALLERY: Milnthorpe has its moment to shine as Olympic Torch travels through

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12:35pm Friday 22nd June 2012

HUNDREDS of sodden school children, residents and workers lined the streets of Milnthorpe this morning to cheer on the Olympic torch as it made its last appearance in South Lakeland.

GALLERY: Olympic Torch lights up Kendal town centre

The Westmorland Gazette: John Roelich takes the Olympic flame from Cate Davies in Kendal Town Centre.

9:03am Friday 22nd June 2012

KENDAL'S historic town centre was lit up as the Olympic torch was cheered through its streets.

VIDEO: Hundreds celebrate Olympic Torch at Kendal Castle

The Westmorland Gazette: Mike Liptrott starts the relay from Kendal Castle.

10:36am Friday 22nd June 2012

Kendal Castle was heaving as hundreds of rain-soaked Cumbrians cheerfully welcomed the Olympic Torch to the historic spot.

GALLERY: The Olympic torch rides in to Bowness by boat

The Westmorland Gazette: Torch bearer Stephanie Booth on the bow of the Tern on Windermere.

9:29am Friday 22nd June 2012

THE roar of a thousand cheers echoed out across the waters of Windermere to welcome in the Olympic Torch, last night.

High spirits in Bolton-le-Sands as the Olympic torch arrives

3:18pm Friday 22nd June 2012

THE atmosphere was ‘wonderful’ as young and old came together to watch the Olympic flame pass through Bolton-le-Sands today.

GALLERY: People line streets as Olympic flame reaches north Lancashire

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2:57pm Friday 22nd June 2012

CHILDREN danced and waved their flags in Carnforth this morning as the Olympic torch arrived in north Lancashire.

VIDEO: The Olympic Torch in the Lake District

11:44am Friday 22nd June 2012

Videos from the Olympic Torch's arrival in Bowness and Kendal.

GALLERY - Olympic Torch: Thousands cheer historic moment in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: The Olympic Torch passes through Waterhead in Ambleside

9:25pm Thursday 21st June 2012

SINGING schoolchildren joined thousands of flag-waving revellers as the Olympic Torch’s Cumbrian odyssey reached Ambleside.

GALLERY - Olympic Torch: Grasmere turns out to celebrate

The Westmorland Gazette: Philip Barker carries the torch in Grasmere.

9:12pm Thursday 21st June 2012

CHILDREN from Grasmere Primary School welcomed the Olympic Torch to the village this evening to the sound of cheers and rhythmic drumming.

Olympic Torch: Hundreds take afternoon off work to watch Appleby arrival

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5:01pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

CIRCUS tricks, and exotic singers were part of Appleby's diverse festivities to welcome the Olympic torch.

Olympic Torch: Plaque unveiled to commemorate torch as pupils line Brough streets

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4:53pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Brough as the Olympic Torch reached Cumbria.

Where to see the Olympic Torch in South Lakes

5:25pm Monday 18th June 2012

The Olympic Torch arrives in the South Lakes this week - and here's our guide to when and where to see it as it passes though the region.

Robinson not looking too far ahead as he prepares for Olympics

8:00pm Tuesday 5th June 2012

With the squads for the Great Britain water polo teams announced later this month, Glen Robinson from Kendal has been telling Scott Kirk what he has been doing to make the Olympics.

Busy time for Wilcox as GB make a splash in water polo test event

10:00am Thursday 24th May 2012

Having played water polo in a test event in London and with the Olympic Torch arriving in Britain, Chloe Wilcox, from Reagill, Shap, told Scott Kirk how her excitement levels for the Summer Games are continuing to rise.

Horley going for Olympic qualification in tournament on Sunday

9:00am Friday 11th May 2012

TUESDAY was a quieter day in terms of training volume but not in terms of intensity. The day started with a swift bowl of Weetabix before limbering up on the mat to prepare for our technical session with a focus on speed and repetition to hone our skills for the London British Open tournament where I and fellow GB squad and Club member David Groom will fight on Sunday.

Olympic diary: Alex Rutlidge

5:30pm Friday 4th May 2012

With the Summer Games a tantalising 85 days away, our Olympic hopefuls have been telling the Westmorland Gazette about their schedules as the opening ceremony approaches. First up is water polo star Alex Rutlidge, from Burton-in-Kendal.

Olympics: Thompson racing towards glory bid

10:40am Thursday 12th April 2012

A SUCCESSION of injuries nearly put paid to a South Cumbrian athlete’s career but five years on Chris Thompson is gunning for Olympic glory.

Adrian set for GamesMaker role

12:20pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

VOLUNTEERS from the Lake District will travel to Olympic venues across the UK in the summer to become GamesMakers for London 2012.

Boxing: Pacific visitors ready for Olympic test

The Westmorland Gazette: Colin Caleb squares up to Astley VIP's Andrew Fleming

8:00am Thursday 23rd February 2012

KENDAL Dojo’s Olympic visitors from the South Pacific put their boxing skills to the test against some of the North West’s best on Friday evening.

2012 Olympic slalom designed by Lake District engineer

The Westmorland Gazette: Andy Laird designed the course for London 2012’s Olympic canoeing slalom venue

11:00am Thursday 23rd February 2012

A SOUTH Lakeland engineer has designed the course for London 2012’s Olympic canoeing slalom venue.

'I've held a torch for the Olympics since I saw the flame in 1948'

8:40am Wednesday 22nd February 2012

AN Olympics fanatic is hoping to witness a second British torch relay when the iconic flame passes through the Lake District in June.

Water Polo: Cumbrians help GB women to seventh in Euro Champs

2:50pm Thursday 16th February 2012

CUMBRIAN Olympic hopefuls Chloe Wilcox and Alex Rutlidge helped GB women to seventh place at the European Championships in Eindhoven.

Cumbrian sports clubs urged to share in £10 million funding

5:27pm Wednesday 15th February 2012

SPORTING clubs in Cumbria are being urged to bid for £10 million of Olympic legacy investment.

Nauru boxers enjoy wintry conditions

The Westmorland Gazette: TRACKS: The Nauruan boxers clear the road leading to Kendal Dojo

3:43pm Monday 6th February 2012

A GROUP of South Pacific boxers had their first glimpse of snow this week as the Arctic conditions graced the South Lakes.

Kendal Dojo's Fijian Olympic hopeful wins first 2012 contest

12:05pm Wednesday 8th February 2012

A FIJIAN judo fighter who is training at Kendal Dojo got her 2012 competitions off to a winning start this week.

Boxing: Nauru fighters return to Kendal for Olympic build-up

7:30am Thursday 2nd February 2012

A GROUP of South Pacific boxers returned to Kendal this week as their pre-Olympic training gathered pace.

Local Leaders call to assist Olympic Games celebrations

5:00pm Wednesday 1st February 2012

PEOPLE across the South Lakes are being urged to help their communities celebrate London 2012.

Judo: Horley takes step closer to Olympic dream

7:30am Thursday 26th January 2012

KENDAL Judo Club’s Michael Horley moved a step closer to his Olympic dream by confirming his spot in the 27-man British Olympic Judo squad with a bronze medal at the British National Trials in Sheffield.

Tennis: £28,000 Sport England grant to fund Windermere club's refurbishment

The Westmorland Gazette: SMASH: Windermere juniors are delighted their club will be refurbished

12:30pm Thursday 19th January 2012

WINDERMERE Lawn Tennis Club is looking forward to a bright future after receiving £28,000 from Sport England.

Fijian Sisi trains in Kendal as she bids for Olympic hat-trick

The Westmorland Gazette: POWER: Sisilia Nasiga in training with Kendal Judo Club's David Groom

7:10am Thursday 19th January 2012

A FIJIAN Olympic judo hopeful has arrived in Kendal for three months of intense training to aid her qualification for London 2012.

Water Polo: Rutlidge and Wilcox earn GB European call-up

The Westmorland Gazette: OLYMPIC QUEST: Alex Rutlidge and Chloe Wilcox

11:20am Thursday 12th January 2012

CUMBRIAN water polo stars Alex Rutlidge and Chloe Wilcox have been selected for the Great Britain women’s team for the European Championships in Eindhoven.

South Lakes artists needed for London 2012 festival in Bowness

The Westmorland Gazette: FIERY: Les Comman-dos de Percu, left, want local people to step forward and join their 2012 show in Bowness.

4:56pm Wednesday 7th December 2011

THE organisers of the London 2012 Festival spectacular in Bowness next summer are urging South Lakeland performance artists to get involved.

Cumbria public urged to be 'ambassadors' for Olympics

The Westmorland Gazette: NW co-ordinator: Rob Young

12:14pm Saturday 26th November 2011

A CALL for the public to be ambassadors for the London Olympics in Cumbria next summer was made at the Cumbria 2012 Conference on Friday.

Olympic flame's route through Cumbria and Lancashire revealed

The Westmorland Gazette: COUP: Heron Hill’s Sam Tattersall and Ellie Maplethorpe prepare to welcome the Olympic torch

5:50pm Wednesday 9th November 2011

THE Olympic torch will be sailed across Windermere on a cruise ship next summer, the 2012 Games organisers have revealed.

41 weeks to go: Last chance to enter Inspire mark project

11:35am Saturday 22nd October 2011

NON-commercial projects and events inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games only have six weeks left to join the London 2012 Inspire project.

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