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Kwame - the epitome of the dream?

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Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes | 22:43 UK time, Wednesday, 24 February 2010

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I always wanted to go to an Olympics. Not as a spectator but as an athlete. Sadly I was always a mile off being good enough at my chosen sport of hockey to make it.

That was mainly down to a lack of talent but it was also likely to have been affected by the way I was nurtured as a sporting wannabee, or not nurtured as the case may be. I didn't start playing until I was 12, didn't join a club team until I was in my late teens and was part of quite a cliquey county set-up.

So all these years later (I'm not bitter) I have settled for working at the Games as a journalist which, let's face it, isn't a bad lot. But there are some people who just don't accept they might not quite have the right training/background/money/facilities and somehow they do make it.

One of those sporting miracles is the 35-year-old Ghanaian slalom skier Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, aka the Snow Leopard.

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Golden glow for Williams' parents

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Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes | 07:38 UK time, Saturday, 20 February 2010

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How does it feel to have a daughter win an Olympic gold? Well I have a pretty good idea how Ian and Jan Williams - the mum and dad of Britain's new Olympic Champion Amy Williams are feeling tonight after chatting to them throughout the skeleton competition.

It's fair to say 'very proud' is their foremost emotion but I was so impressed by their calmness.

If it had been me I would have been blubbing like a baby and would have probably started an ice invasion in a bid to give her a huge hug. Mr and Mrs Williams on the other hand remained the perfect picture of British restrain.

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The day I was Estelle's Canadian girl

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Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes | 20:07 UK time, Wednesday, 17 February 2010

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I used to be a presenter and reporter for Newsround on BBC children's TV and amongst all the amazing and crazy things I did whilst working there, one of the coolest was rapping with Estelle.

Now, I can't rap or even sing but about four years ago I stood on stage in front of hundreds of school children and did a duet with her. It is still one of things I am most proud of.

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