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Olympics News Archive - September 2012

On this page we have archived news items from September 2012. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external sites and some of the pages on these sites may have been changed or removed since we added them here.

Britain's Richard Whitehead wins 200m gold in thrilling final
Whitehead a second clear of rival Shaquille Vance Every one of the nine runners sets a personal best
1st September 2012

Paralympics 2012: More family fortunes for Sarah and Barney Storey
Sarah wins gold in 500m time trial for C4 and C5 Couple have three of Britain's four cycling golds so far
1st September 2012

Paralympics 2012: Cyclist Jody Cundy wins bronze and looks to Rio for gold
Following disqualification from the kilo - and a public outburst - rider crushes opponent in the bronze medal 4km pursuit race.
1st September 2012

Oscar Pistorius and Arnu Fourie seek room at the top at Paralympics
South Africans share room before T44 200m final 'It's going to be awkward,' says Pistorius.
1st September 2012

Paralympics 2012: GB on verge of last eight in wheelchair basketball
Comfortable win against Poland boosts GB hopes Terry Bywater scores 22 points with five assists
2nd September 2012

Paralympics 2012: Great Britain win rowing gold in mixed coxed fours
Tom Aggar loses his title and five-year unbeaten streak Nick Beighton and Samantha Scowen finish fourth.
2nd September 2012

Three-times champion off to flying start with a roar and a world record
Oscar Pistorius wins 200m heat three weeks after making Olympic history.
2nd September 2012

London Paralympics 2012: a child's eye view of the Games
Many young spectators at venues across the capital are adamant this is as good as the Olympics maybe even better.
3rd September 2012

Paralympic discus thrower must return gold medal, says IPC
Discus gold mistakenly given to Mariia Pomazan Ukraine athlete 'very angry' with decision
3rd September 2012

Ellie Simmonds sets world record in Paralympics 2012 200m medley heats
Simmonds breaks record in SM6 200m individual medley heats 'The crowd definitely gives me a big buzz,' says Simmonds.
3rd September 2012

Swimming: Ellie Simmonds overcomes 'killer' fatigue to book place in final
Ellie Simmonds was still running on adrenalin as she overcame "killer" fatigue to book a spot in tonight's final of the S6 50 metres freestyle at what has become a second home for the 17-year-old.
4th September 2012

Equestrianism: Team GB's Sophie Wells wins second silver of Paralympics
Great Britain's Sophie Wells won her second silver medal of the Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park today.
4th September 2012

Athletics: IPC will not take action over Oscar Pistorius outburst
Oscar Pistorius will not face censure for his comments on regulations governing prosthetic running blades, the International Paralympic Committee said today.
4th September 2012

Archery: Danielle Brown aiming to handle home crowd as she sets sights on gold
Danielle Brown has competed at the highest level for five years.
4th September 2012

Boccia: McGuires fight for podium with Canada
Britain's push for boccia medals continues today as the McGuire brothers play off for bronze against Canada, after losing their semi-final against Brazil yesterday.
4th September 2012

Basketball: 'Bulldog' spirit takes Bywater's boys through to last eight
Resurgent Great Britain tied up a quarter-final spot with a convincing 71-55 victory over Japan yesterday, their third Group A win in a row after losing the opening two games.
4th September 2012

Paralympics 2012: Great Britain's Bethany Woodward lunges to silver
20-year-old Woodward conjures late challenge in T37 200m Liverpudlian David Devine takes bronze in T12 800m final
5th September 2012

Cycling: Team GB's Sarah Storey completes hat-trick of Paralympic gold medals
Great Britain's Sarah Storey won her third of a possible four London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medals with a dominant victory in the women's C5 time-trial at Brands Hatch.
5th September 2012

Athletics: Oscar Pistorius let off the hook before tussle with British blade runner
South African prepares for 100m battle with conqueror Oliveira as home hope Peacock hopes to ruffle a few feathers.
5th September 2012

Swimming: Heather Frederiksen's brave recovery earns golden reward
For one night - and quite possibly one night only - Ellie Simmonds did not emerge from the Paralympic pool as Britain's star.
5th September 2012

'Murderball' teams prepare for slaughter as wheelchair rugby gets started at the Paralympics
USA are favourites for the gold, but only narrow margins separate the top teams.
5th September 2012

Peacock storms to gold in men's T44 100m final
British teenager Jonnie Peacock sealed his status as the fastest amputee in the world by upstaging Oscar Pistorius in the biggest race of the Paralympics tonight.
6th September 2012

James Moore: How I became a wheelchair tennis ace for the day
The ball is coming straight at me at nasty speed as my wheels glide towards the edge of the court.
6th September 2012

Today at the Games: Front-runners for today's 100m final
Stunned by his defeat in the 200m final to Alan Oliveira, the South African was back to winning form in the 100m heats last night.
6th September 2012

Paralympics 2012: 15-year-old Josef Craig breaks world record
Teenager swimmer powers through S7 400m freestyle heats 'I just don't know what to say, it's just amazing'
6th September 2012

Swimming records tumble as Craig surpasses all expectations
For Josef Craig this was supposed to be about Rio, a learning experience for four years time. Instead the 15-year-old gave a nerveless lesson in how to swim an event at the highest level; yesterday morning he broke the world record in the heats of the S7
7th September 2012

Storey with a happy ending after 11th gold
Sarah Storey did not lead from start to finish en route to claiming her record-equalling 11th Paralympic gold medal.
7th September 2012

Britain's Olympians and Paralympians to get separate honours list
Britain's Olympic and Paralympic medal winners are to be given a separate honours list to ensure that there is not an artificial cap on the number of awards that can be handed out, Downing Street sources have confirmed.
7th September 2012

Wheelchair rugby: The big hit of the Games - so will it take over the playgrounds?
Plan to allow able-bodied children to take part in the sport has sparked debate.
8th September 2012

Pearson lands discus win and world record joy
Josie Pearson happens to live in Hay-on-Wye, "the town of books". The 26-year-old has quite a story of her own to relate. Nine years ago she broke her neck in a car crash. Yesterday she set a new world record to claim Paralympic discus gold.
8th September 2012

Athletics: Proud Jonnie Peacock reveals that sporting brilliance does run in the family
Jonnie Peacock is not the first gifted sportsman to emerge from his family. "No," the Cambridge teenager reflected yesterday, the morning after his victory in the T44 Paralympic 100m final, "my grandad played football for Everton and Liverpool.
8th September 2012

Paralympics round-up: British pair battle to bronze
Great Britain's Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley came from a set down to claim a bronze medal in the women's doubles wheelchair tennis with a marathon 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 win over Sakhorn Khanthasit and Ratana Techamaneewat.
8th September 2012

Hand-in-hand cycling duo fail in attempt to win shared bronze
After four years of preparation and an exhausting hour and 40 minutes hand-cycling 48km through the Kent countryside, two British team-mates held hands as they crossed the finish line yesterday at Brands Hatch in an attempt to finish joint-third and see t
8th September 2012

Paralympics 2012: How the Olympic Park will be transformed
Olympic facilities to be altered for use by public £292m scheme will be completed in spring 2014.
8th September 2012

Pistorius victorious: gold at last for 'Blade Runner'
The South African sprinter smashes the Paralympic 400m record, while cyclist David Stone gets GB off to a golden start on the penultimate day of the Games. Kate Youde surveys the highlights
9th September 2012

The Weirwolf claims his fourth gold in a stunning Games
Paralympics superstar David Weir today became the greatest wheelchair racer of all time after winning the marathon - and his fourth gold in a stunning Games.
9th September 2012

Will these Paralympics make a real difference?
What will London 2012 leave behind? This Paralympics has been feted as having the potential to create a legacy far beyond sport but, once the Olympic Park falls quiet tomorrow, will any of it really take root?
9th September 2012

Paralympics grand finale: A festival of earth, wind, water and fire
Tonight's closing ceremony takes us through the seasons.
9th September 2012

Congo Olympic and Paralympic team members seek asylum in UK
Members of the Congo team say they are regarded as traitors after criticising President Joseph Kabila while in London.
9th September 2012

Saturday night fever as Ellie Simmonds adds silver to her medal haul
Swimming records tumble, but the 17-year-old crowd favourite is pipped to top slot by American arch-rival Victoria Arlen.
9th September 2012

Lord Coe in running to be British Olympic Association chairman
Locog chairman prepared to replace Lord Moynihan 'I am happy for my name go to forward,' says Coe
10th September 2012

Johnson steals limelight from Cameron at victory parade
London mayor capped a summer in the limelight when he appeared to reduce David Cameron to an awkward bystander.
10th September 2012

Charles van Commenee to stand down from UKA after GB's medal shortfall
Van Commenee had targeted eight athletics medals Team GB managed only six, albeit four golds
11th September 2012

One last amazing day in a city that doesn't want its party to end
Hundreds of thousands turn out to celebrate Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes.
11th September 2012

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