Come London 2012 and the Olympic Football final in Wembley Stadium the issue of a Great Britain Football team will have been debated long and hard. Will Team Great Britain compete? The factual answer will probably be NO.
- 1 The Facts
- 2 The Hurdles To A United Great Britain Team
- 3 The Solutions
- 4 Yet More Problems
- 5 The Final Team?
A Great Britain Football team does not exist and has not since the team failed to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games in Munich 1972. Why? Because Great Britain is a United Kingdom made up of four nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each of these Nations has its own National Football Team, and National Football League and are recognised as individual Nations by Footballs World Governing body, FIFA
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The organizers of the Summer Olympic Games in London 2012 have announced their plans for testing the event venues for London 2012. In the following months many of the new venues for London 2012 will hold special test events, as part of a comprehensive 12-month testing programme. The testing programme will cover 42 events across 26 venues and involving 8,000 athletes from more than 50 countries.
A total of 150,000 tickets costing between £5 and £35 will be on sale across several events and altogether, a total of 250,000 spectators are expected to see events in the so-called "London Prepares" series.
However some of the events will be free, such as the equestrian test event in Greenwich Park.
Local residents of Greenwich will be given the oppor…Read more >
The application process for the London 2012 Summer Olympics had finished two weeks ago and now sports fans across the globe have the chance to see if they can afford to snap up tickets for the Paralympics at London 2012 as well
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, published its prices for the approximately two million tickets that will go on sale for the Paralympics from 9 September 2011. Tickets will cost as little as £5 for children and pensioners and £10 for adults. In fact the organisers say half of the two million tickets will be priced at £10 or less, 95% will cost £50 or less and 75% of tickets will be £20 or less.
As with the Summer Olympic Games, the most expensive tickets will be for the best s…Read more >
The UCI Worl Cup for Mountain Biking has got underway and it looks like 2011 will be another good year for Gee Atherton. The Britsh based World Cup Champion started off the defence of his downhill crown with 3rd in the opening downhill event. This result bettered previous results for the GeeMan, as he starts the long run up to next years London 2012 Olympics.
Gee Atherton is a bit of an internet hero when it comes to Mountain Biking. The brother of Dan Atherton and Rachael Atherton has used his bike to jump on snow and also has appeared in a TV show racing a car!. The Atherton family have their own website at Athertonracing and seem to be on course to be huge stars of London 2012 Check out this video here, of the Bike v Car episode but also…Read more >
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