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Beijing Olympics 2008

News from Beijing

6 August 2008

Largest ever Loughborough contingent are ready for Beijing Olympics

A staggering 55 Loughborough students past and present and University-based athletes have been named in national teams for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing.

Loughborough will be represented by athletes across eight different sports and four different nations, with more than 20 support staff also directly involved with teams at the Games.

This figure marks the University’s largest ever contingent at an Olympics and Paralympics, with Loughborough’s British athletes accounting for over 13% of Team GB.

“It is outstanding that so many Loughborough athletes have qualified for the Olympics and Paralympic Games in Beijing,” said Director of Sport Chris Earle. The University has a proud history of developing world class athletes and to break the 50 mark at this year’s Games is an incredible achievement.

“The fact so many athletes choose to study and train at Loughborough is testament to the first-rate coaches, facilities and support staff we are able to offer on campus and a dedication to sport unparalleled in Europe.”

Loughborough University - Beijing 2008

Beijing facts

There are 55 Loughborough athletes in action at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Former Olympic Champion Sebastian Coe is a Loughborough graduate.

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