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Greg Searle, David Florence and Olympic motivation

Great Britain's rowers enjoyed mixed fortunes in the last competition before the Olympics, winning three golds but seeing two leading hopes beaten. Jonathan Legard speaks to a...

Great Britain's rowers enjoyed mixed fortunes in the last competition before the Olympics, winning three golds but seeing two leading hopes beaten. Jonathan Legard speaks to a disappointed Greg Searle after the men’s eight only managed to secure a bronze medal. After the Canoe Slalom World Cup, David Florence tells BBC World Service how it felt to make history by becoming the first man to win two gold medals across two classes. Team GB’s Alex Stott speaks about her career in football. BBC Radio 4’s “All in the Mind” investigates if watching big sporting events like the Olympics encourages people to take up sport. British gymnast Beth Tweddle tells BBC 5 about her overcoming her knee injury. Mark Houlton was one a Britain’s best hurdlers, he competed in the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the 1984 LA Games. He rarely mentions his former life as a sportsman but Mark recounts this world to his daughter Sophie for Radio 4’s “Listening Project”.

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