Olympic Thursday, 26 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/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, 26 April 2012:

Please ensure any use of BBC content credits the relevant programme as outlined below.

• Tom Fordyce looks at Paula Radcliffe’s Olympic Marathon hopes

• Dick Fosbury on coping with Olympic success

• Seaman’s love of Synchro

• Ruth Mackenzie web chat

• Gail Emms: The Road to 2012

BBC Sport Online #olympicthursday

Paula Radcliffe (Text & Video)

Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce looks at Paula Radcliffe’s hopes of finally winning an Olympic medal and gets the opinion of former marathon star Ingrid Kristiansen

Dick Fosbury (Text & Video)

Saj Chowdhury talks to high jump legend Dick Fosbury on coping with Olympic success

Team GB’s Archers (Video)

Jess Creighton takes a look at last weekend’s GB archery trials

Roger Black (Text)

Roger Black plays down role of funding in athletics

David Seaman on Synchronised Swimming (Text & Video)

Nick Hope on David Seaman’s love of synchro swimming

Andy Murray (Text & Video)

The world No.4 tennis player tells how he is ready to make amends for his first round loss in Beijing four years and how despite that loss, the Beijing Olympics remains one of the best experiences of his life. Andy also discusses his targets for London 2012 and Olympic trivia

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


Ruth MacKenzie web chat

A web chat with the Director, London 2012 Festival Ruth Mackenzie

BBC World Class

Konstantin Tszyu

An interview with a Russian school who interviewed one of boxing’s all-time greats who revealed a softer side to his personality

Road to 2012 with Gail Emms on BBC Three Counties Radio

Steve Backley

Extended interview with Steve Backley who visited a housing estate in Watford after putting his name to a new interactive play scheme. Steve talks about his first memories of watching the games and being inspired. It was 1976 Montreal

Greg Searle

Buckinghamshire’s Greg Searle on the World Cup in Serbia

Anu Radha Cooray

Story of Sri Lankan Anu Radha Cooray who qualified for 2012 at London Marathon. Anu works at Greggs in Aylesbury and part of his training was to run to work every day. That run is from High Wycombe, 17 miles in total. We also spoke live to his coach who was heading up the Pyrenees for high altitude training