What is the Olympic Dreams Network?

The Olympic Dreams Network twins schools from six continents The Olympic Dreams Network twins schools from six continents

The Olympic Dreams Network is a group of British schools partnered with the schools of the World Olympic Dreams (WOD) athletes.

Olympic Dreams Network met in London

The British schools were selected in 2010 through Olympic Dreams School Search, a BBC and British Council competition.

Their prize was to attend Olympic Dreams Live, a special British Council event in January 2011 which took place at the British Museum.

Olympic Dreams Live brought together teachers from all the schools involved, as well as a pupil from all the secondary schools. More than 80 schools from 17 countries attended.

Together, they started planning their partnerships, and formed into teams clustered around the WOD athletes. (Coming soon: find out about the Teams below)

World Olympic Dreams

  • 26 stories of athletes from around the world following their journeys to the London Olympics
  • From USA to Ulan Bator and Bradford to Brazil, athletes are competing for their chance to win Olympic gold

The Olympic Dreams Network and World Olympic Dreams project regularly collaborate, with the BBC's correspondent and gold-medallist Olympian Matthew Pinsent bringing you the best stories from schools everywhere.

BBC World Class also follows the twinning story. Look out for our 'spotlight' features to catch up with the School teams' progress.

Meet the school teams

Team Abhinav Bhindra

School Team Abhinav Bindra

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Achieng Ajulu Bushell

School Team Achieng Ajulu Bushell

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Alistair Brownlee

School Team Alistair Brownlee

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Emily Seebohm

School Team Emily Seebohm

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan

School Team Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Hinrich Romeike

School Team Hinrich Romeike

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Ivan Ukhov

School Team Ivan Ukhov

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Jehue Gordon

School Team Jehue Gordon

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Julien Absalon

School Team Julien Absalon

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Luol Deng

School Team Luol Deng

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Majlinda Kelmendi

School Team Majlinda Kelmendi

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Masai

School Team Masai

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team MC Mary Kom

School Team MC Mary Kom

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Merlin Diamond

School Team Merlin Diamond

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Nader el Masri

School Team Nader el Masri

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Olga Kharlan

School Team Olga Kharlan

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Pakistan Hockey XI

School Team Pakistan Hockey XI

Team Profile

Team Assembly

Team Sarah Menezes

School Team Sarah Menezes

Team Profile

Team Spotlight - COMING SOON

Team Shawn Johnson

School Team Shawn Johnson

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team St. Patrick's

School Team St. Patrick's

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Usain Bolt

School Team Usain Bolt

Team Profile

Team Spotlight

Team Wu Minxia and He Zi

Team Wu Minxia and He Zi School

Team Profile

Team Spotlight - COMING SOON

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