Rio 2016Olympic & Paralympic Games


From rounders to Rio: Hinch targets world's best tag

Maddie Hinch was shoved in goal as a kid; now she's targeting a gold medal at the Rio Olympics with GB Hockey as she aims to become the best goalkeeper in the world

Loughborough Legends share their good luck messages ahead of Rio 2016

Some of our famous alumni have shared their good luck messages for Loughborough athletes competing in Rio - now it's your turn! #LboroLegends

Adam Peaty's coach proves women can succeed as elite coaches

Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty is coached by one of the very few female coaches at the pinnacle of the sport, Mel Marshall, who has played a big part in his development to a world record holder.

Inside Access: Adam Peaty's preparation for Rio

Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty provides an inside look at his preparations for Rio 2016, as he targets a gold.

Chris Boardman: Physiological testing critical for Rio athletes

Olympic gold medalist and cycling icon Chris Boardman believes physiological testing is vital for cyclist preparing for the Olympics. Hear what he had to say when he visited Loughborough University earlier this summer.

Ryan hoping to guide Fiji to maiden gold in Rio

Loughborough graduate Ben Ryan is hoping to make sporting history by guiding Fiji Rugby Sevens to the country's first ever Olympic medal

Sloan follows in his father's footsteps after achieving Rio dream

England and Great Britain Hockey player Ian Sloan has secured his place in the Rio squad and will have a chance to follow in his father's footsteps...

Anything can happen: Georgia's journey to Rio

Loughborough University-based swimmer Georgia Davies describes her journey to Rio

Former Exeter goalkeeper swaps football for hockey in search of Rio gold

England and Great Britain Hockey goalkeeper Harry Gibson dropped out of the Exeter City Academy as a youngster to pursue a career in hockey and achieve Olympic gold.

Paralympic Hat-Trick: Clare Cunningham Tackles the Triathlon

Gold medalist paralympian Clare Cunningham is preparing for her third Paralympic games but her first tackling the triathlon... Read the full story:

Technology may provide Discus Dan with golden Paralympic bow

Imagine if your coach lived 8,000 miles away. That’s a situation discus thrower Dan Greaves has to overcome on a daily basis.

Henry Weir gunning for gold

After helping GB Hockey qualify for Rio 2016, we caught up with Henry to discuss his development whilst at Loughborough University and his goals for Rio 2016

Matt Gotrel: Rowing to Rio

British Rowing team member and Loughborough University graduate Matt Gotrel reflects on winning the 2015 World Rowing Championships and provides an exclusive look at his preparations for the next step of his exciting journey - the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Tim Shuttleworth's meteoric rise to Rio contention

First year Geography student Tim Shuttleworth is on the right path to Rio, having taken almost a minute off his 1500m personal best in the last 12 months.

Loughborough boy dreams of Olympic gold with GB Hockey

GB Hockey star David Condon is aiming for Olympic gold. His journey started at Loughborough Grammar School, before playing hockey alongside his degree at Loughborough University.

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