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'Best Games ever' says Sir Chris Hoy
22 June 2012
Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy believes the London Olympics will be the ‘best Games ever’.
Hoy was speaking after being issued with his Team GB Olympic skinsuit at Loughborough University where Team GB are based.
He said: “I think London will be the best ever and the whole country will get behind it. The atmosphere in the city and around the whole country is going to be amazing. I’m really proud to be a part of this.”
Hoy, who won gold in the team sprint, keirin and individual sprint in Beijing, is battling with Jason Kenney for the right to represent Great Britain as the sole individual track sprinter.
Kenny was second behind Hoy four years ago before the rule change of one competitor per event was introduced.
If he is overlooked Hoy said his personal disappointment would not get in the way of team success.
And he said the GB team was in fine form as they fine tune for Olympics at the Velodrome.
He said: “It certainly looks that way in training, Jason Kenny is going really well, too. So the team sprint, which a few months ago wasn’t looking as optimistic as it might or as it could be, is actually starting to turn around quite a lot now.
“But until you step up there on the line, under pressure and give it everything you don’t know what’s going to happen. I hope we can get a similar situation as we did in Beijing.”