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Sightseeing in London

Photos below are from a recent trip to London.  

Thoughts comments and feedback always welcomed and appreciated.  Enjoy. x


English Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

London Underground

Nelson’s Column – supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Nelson’s Column – supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Guard outside Buckingham Palace

Changing of The Guard at Buckingham Palace

London 2012 Mascot Mandeville

Pre-Olympic training with Team Nigeria and Team Tanzania Boxers

Before their journey down to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, Boxers from Team Nigeria and Team Tanzania were located in Bradford for around 6 weeks prior to the Games.  The brand-new facilities of the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy; located at Bradford College, were used as their base and training ground in the lead-up to the Games.  I joined them for a few of their training sessions, photos are below.


Edith Ogoke – Nigeria’s only Female Boxer who competed in the first ever Women’s Boxing at the Olympic Games.

Edith Ogoke training with Mally McIver; one of the Boxing coaches at the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy.

Edith Ogoke training before making her way to London to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Edith Ogoke meets the Lord Mayor of Keighley

Two Male Nigerian boxers; Lawal Lukman and Muideen Akanji were also based in Bradford in the run-up to the Games.


Training with Boxing coach Kevin Smith

With the Olympic Torch

Training with Coach Kevin Smith at the Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy.

Selemani Kidunda for Team Tanzania was also based in Bradford, and used the excellent facilities daily.


Selemani Kidunda for Team Tanzania.

Selemani Kidunda for Team Tanzania.

Leeds Athletes return home from the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Earlier today I went along to meet the Athletes from Leeds, on their return from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  It was a great reception for them as hundreds of people gathered in Millennium Square in Leeds to welcome their heroes home.  Athletes present today were:

Hurricane Hannah” Cockroft – T34 100m and 200m Wheelchair Sprints – Double Gold medalist.

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David Stone MBE – Gold and Bronze medalist in the Cycling Mixed T1-2 Road Race.

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Claire Cashmore – Silver medalist in the Women’s SB8 100m Breaststroke and 4x100m Medley relay team.  Bronze medalist in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle relay.

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Ali Jawad – 4th place in the Men’s 56kg Powerlifting

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It was a great welcome home for the returning Athletes, and all have done both Leeds and GB proud!