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Olympic Thursday, 12 April 2012

Category: Sport
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, 12 April 2012:

  • Katherine Grainger
  • Olympics powers timeline
  • Has GB lost its cycling home advantage?

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BBC Radio 5 live: London Calling, 9.30-10.30pm

Delano Williams – athletics (text/audio)

Turks and Caicos star Williams speaks to BBC Radio 5 live about his quest for a British passport and his ambition to run for GB at the London Olympics.

Sports Supplements

In the month when the British Olympic Association find out if they can keep their rule that bans former drugs cheats from competing in London, we look at the legal ways athletes attain peak performance. Olympic gold medallists Darren Campbell and James Cracknell join Eleanor Oldroyd

This week on #olympicthursday / BBC Sport Online:

Katherine Grainger – rowing (text/video)

Veteran rower speaks to BBC Sport about her quest for Olympic gold at the fourth opportunity having won three silver medals at her past three Games.

Cox selection battle – rowing (text)

It’s not just those with the oars who have to get selected, even the coxes for the British rowing team must justify their place in the boat. BBC Sport speaks to GB’s Phelan Hill, a two-time world silver medallist who hopes to cox the men’s eight at London 2012.

Olympics powers timeline (text/graphics)

BBC Sport’s new interactive timeline shows how Olympic power has changed hands over the last century. Explore every Olympic Games from 1896 to the present day to discover which nations have dominated the Games, and when.

Has GB lost its cycling home advantage? (text/audio)

BBC Sport speaks to the coach of a rival nation set to challenge Britain for several medals in the London Olympic Velodrome, who believes GB threw away their home advantage by allowing all nations to compete inside the velodrome – and feel the noise of the home crowd – at the Track World Cup in London earlier this year.

Canoeing trials preview (text/video)

It’s a huge weekend ahead for Britain’s slalom and sprint canoeists. The sprinters kick off their Olympic selection battle with races in Nottingham, while the slalom team for the Olympics will be known by Monday after a series of winner-takes-all races on the Olympic water in Hertfordshire.

Olympics podcast (audio)

Our weekly round-up of the very best in Olympic sports coverage from across the BBC’s radio stations.