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Wednesday 13 August 2008
The diving partnership between 14-year-old Tom Daley and Blake Aldridge, his partner for the 10m platform syncronised event, is salvageable despite the pair "cracking under pressure" in meltdown fashion this week, according to their sport's performance director, Steve Foley.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
The diving partnership between 14-year-old Tom Daley and Blake Aldridge, his partner for the 10m platform synchro event, is salvageable despite the pair "cracking under pressure" in meltdown fashion this week, according to their sport's performance director, Steve Foley.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
On a day of unexpected glory, when an unheralded swimmer called Rebecca Adlington seized gold with the performance of her life, the celebrations were muted by the landing of the other side of a battered and all too familiar coin. It bore the elfin face of Tom Daley, the most lauded 14-year-old in the history of British sport.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Monday 11 August 2008
Teenage diving sensation Tom Daley's much-hyped Olympic debut ended in disappointment and he was later blamed by his partner, Blake Aldridge, for the pair's poor performance after they finished last in the men's synchronised 10 metre platform event.
Saturday 09 August 2008
Monday 04 August 2008
Sunday 20 July 2008
So Great Britain and Ireland may come top of the European medals table when it comes to lack of holidays, high retirement age and low life expectancy – not to mention traditional success in the fields of teenage pregnancy, obesity, binge drinking and drug taking. But if 'Olympic Dreams' (BBC1, Tuesday) come true, we will also excel in chronic parenting and absurd children's names.
Wednesday 16 July 2008
Sunday 01 June 2008
You would not wish it on your worst enemy, but there is no doubt the earthquake, and its aftermath, in China has taken the heat off the Beijing torch relay. It means there is less chance of human rights protesters being shot in Tibet – as the authorities threatened – when the torch is carried there this month. The leg has been reduced from three days to one as the Chinese scale down the global relay, which has been marred by demos, notably in London, since it began on 24 March. It is due in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, on 18 June and it will be interesting to see whether protests are muted following worldwide sympathy over the earthquake and the uncharacteristic openness shown by China over its reporting. This, claim the IOC, would not have happened but for the Olympics. A Chinese delegation visit London this week to discuss a repeat of the torch run here on 31 August prior to the Paralympics, and despite the ugly scenes which characterised its earlier appearance it seems likely a lower-key event will get the go-ahead. But the Chinese will be warned that the role of the tracksuited Chinese minders, labelled "thugs" by Lord Coe, must be curtailed.
Friday 30 May 2008
The Olympic and world diving medallist Leon Taylor has retired less than three months before the Beijing Games because of recurring injury.
Monday 26 May 2008
One of Britain's best hopes for Olympic gold in Beijing prospered again in Sheffield yesterday. Having won gold with Blake Aldridge in Saturday's 10 metre platform synchro at the World Series event at Ponds Forge, Tom Daley took a silver medal in yesterday's individual 10m platform competition.
Tuesday 25 March 2008
Britain's teenage diving prodigy, Tom Daley, sealed the latest extraordinary win of his career last night by beating the man regarded as the world's best diver, Germany's Sascha Klein, to win the 10m platform title at the European Championships in Eindhoven.
Monday 25 February 2008
Tom Daley, 13, will become the youngest British male Olympian in Games history this summer after the Plymouth prodigy yesterday produced the latest astonishing performance of his young career at a World Cup event in Beijing.
Saturday 23 February 2008
The 13-year-old Plymouth diver, Tom Daley, maintained his sensational surge towards a record-breaking place at this summer's Olympics yesterday by winning a bronze medal in the synchronised 10m platform event at a World Cup meeting in Beijing, and with it a place for Britain in the event at the Games.
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