Olympic Thursday, 5 April 2012

Every Thursday in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games the BBC will be broadcasting and publishing a series of Olympic-related stories, interviews, clips and blogs through BBC Sport Online, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC 2012 Olympic website.

You can find details on Twitter by following #olympicthursday and @BBC2012

Olympic Thursday, 5 April 2012:

• Sir Chris Hoy at the World Track Cycling Championships

• UK Sport’s Director of Performance, Peter Keen

• Jurgen Grobler on rowing selection

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BBC Radio 5 live: London Calling, 7.30-9.00pm

Eleanor Oldroyd will be joined by the man behind Britain’s gold medals, UK Sport’s Director of Performance, Peter Keen, who’s decided to leave his position just two months before the start of the Games. Plus we’ll have all the latest news from the World Track Cycling Championships and the rowing squad announcement. And we find out from four-time European javelin champion, Steve Backley, what makes a champion.

This week on #olympicthursday/BBC Sport Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/olympics

Sir Chris Hoy – Cycling (text + video)

Ollie Williams speaks to Sir Chris Hoy at the World Track Cycling Championship. Plus all the latest news and reaction from Melbourne.

Jurgen Grobler (text + video)

As the World Cup (and de facto Olympic) rowing squad is named, Team GB Men’s Rowing Head Coach talks to BBC Sport.

Sushil Kumar Solanki (text)

World champion wrestler Sushil Kumar Solanki is hoping to become the first Indian grappler to win a gold at the Olympic Games.

Geoffrey Mutai (text)

Kenyan marathon runner Geoffrey Mutai on his battle to qualify for London despite having run the fastest marathon ever – the time wasn’t ratified.

BBC London 2012 Portal: http://www.bbc.co.uk/2012

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