London 2012 Paralympic Ball Interview Highlights

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews London 2012 Paralympic Games stars and others from the world of sport at the inaugural Paralympic Ball fundraising event for the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Agitos Foundation.

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Greg Rutherford Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist Greg Rutherford. London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist Greg Rutherford has singled out the work of Games Makers and volunteers, for playing a big role in making the world’s biggest sporting event run smoothly. The 25-year-old athlete, who triumphed in the long jump in […]

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Bob Beamon Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games gold medallist and sporting icon Bob Beamon. 1968 Olympic Games gold medallist Bob Beamon hails importance of education 1968 Olympic Games gold medallist Bob Beamon has underlined the invaluable role Higher Education played in his career whilst revealing his belief that education and sport offer the […]

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Boris Johnson Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews London’s charismatic Mayor Boris Johnson as he joined in the Olympic Torch celebrations and welcomed the famous flame to Middlesex University’s campus on Wednesday 25th July 2012. Mayor of London praises ‘wonderful’ role of students in London 2012 Mayor of London Boris Johnson has singled out the contribution of students to […]

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Daley Thompson Interview

Podium’s Stuart Appleby interviews two-time Olympic gold medallist and Great Britain legend Daley Thompson. Famed for his heroics in the decathlon, Thompson won gold medals in Moscow (1980) and Los Angeles (1984). Thompson spoke to Stuart at a BT Olympics Exhibition  – inspired by the drama and spectacle of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on […]

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Olympic Stadium Interview Highlights

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby reports on the first ever competitive event to be staged at the Olympic Stadium – the British Universities and Colleges Sport championships (BUCS). More than 1,000 students from across Great Britain competed in 15 disciplines and showcased their talent to as many as 40,000 spectators in the official London 2012 pre-Games […]

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Sir Steve Redgrave Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian – Sir Steve Redgrave. The former rower won an incredible five Gold medals in five successive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. Great Britain’s greatest Olympian supports the role of education in sport Having won an incredible five Gold medals in five successive Olympic Games from […]

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Geoff Holt Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews inspirational record-breaking yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE. Geoff Holt MBE is an inspirational record-breaking yachtsman Paralysed from the chest down after a swimming accident at the age of 18, Holt has faced adversity, achieved challenging goals and positively confronted whatever obstacles lie in front of him.

In 2007, he sailed 1,445 miles, solo, […]

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Jonathan Edwards Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews one of Great Britain’s most decorated athletes of all time, Jonathan Edwards CBE. The former triple jumper and current world record holder won Olympic, Commonwealth, European and World championship gold medals during a glittering 15-year career. Triple jump gold medallist and world record holder Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards’ Higher Education experiences […]

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Steve Backley Interview

Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews Steve Backley, the only British track and field athlete to win medals at three Olympic Games: Barcelona 1992 (bronze), Atlanta 1996 (silver) and Sydney 2000 (silver). The former javelin world record holder discusses his time at Loughborough University and his new book: ‘The Champion in all of us – 12 […]

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