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Olympic Thursday, 24 May 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/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, 24 May 2012:

  • Boxing flyweight Nicola Adams reflecting on a successful Women’s Boxing World Championships
  • BMX medal hopeful Shanaze Reade
  • GB boxing hopefuls Anthony Ogogo and Anthony Joshua
  • Preview of this week’s rowing World Cup in Lucerne with men’s four member Alex Gregory
  • BBC Torchcam explained

London Calling, BBC Radio 5 live, 7.30-9.30pm

Eleanor Oldroyd presents London Calling which this week covers Olympic Boxing, canoeing, BMX and looks ahead the Golden Spike Athletics meeting in the Czech Republic.

Eleanor will be speaking boxing flyweight Nicola Adams, reflecting on a successful Women’s Boxing World Championships for Britain, and hear from GB boxing hopefuls Anthony Ogogo and Anthony Joshua. The Usain Bolt of sprint canoeing, Britain’s Ed McKeever will be live from Germany, where he’s competing this weekend.

Ahead of the BMX World Championships in Birmingham Eleanor will also be speaking to Team GB’s Liam Phillips and with London Calling regulars Steve Parry and Katharine Merry look ahead Golden Spike Athletics meeting in the Czech Republic where Dwain Chambers will face Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt over 100m.

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

  • BMX medal hopeful Shanaze Reade on getting over Beijing and hopes of redemption in London. (text + video)
  • Preview of this week’s rowing World Cup in Lucerne with men’s four member Alex Gregory (text)
  • How GB women’s volleyball team are paying their own way to London after having their funding removed. (text)
  • A Japanese comedian who dresses up as a cat wants to run the Olympic marathon - for Cambodia. Will he switch country in time? (text)

Coverage of the Torch relay continues online at bbc.co.uk/2012, with continuous coverage via the BBC Torchcam (#bbctorchcam), plus live text updates and picture galleries.

Mark Coyle, Editor of the 2012 site, blogs about the development of Torchcam and the challenges ahead.

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