Olympic hopefuls look ahead to 2012

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British hopefuls for the 2012 Olympic Games have revealed their hopes and dreams for one of the biggest years of their lives.

There are just a few months to go before London hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington is excited about 2012.

She says: "I look forward to Britain putting on a great Olympics and, if I qualify, enjoying the support of a home crowd at the Aquatic Centre."

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Tom Daley says he wants to do "the best six dives of my life" in 2012.

Sir Chris Hoy, gold medal-winning cyclist says: "My main hope for 2012 is that I'll experience what it's like to win an Olympic gold in front of a home crowd and enjoy every aspect of competing in my last Olympic Games."

Champion diver Tom Daley says: "It is going to be a big year for me and all of the Olympic hopefuls but I am sure it will be one that we never forget!"

Jessica Ennis the heptathlete was injured before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but says: "When I'm doing a really hard session, I think of the Olympics and it gets me through it."

Jessica adds: "I try to think how privileged I am to be able to train hard, injury free."

Paralympic wheelchair athlete David Weir has previously won golds at Beijing in 2008.

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David Weir and Sir Chris Hoy are facing a big year.

David Weir says: "Just to stand on that rostrum with family and friends around, and to get a gold medal would be a dream come true. One gold would be enough. That would be the ultimate for my career."