British gold medallist, Joanna Rowsell, has been hit by a car whilst cycling on Saturday. The member of the Great Britain Olympic team was cycling recreationally when she was knocked off her bike by a car.
The Queen's New Year honours list in the UK is kept a closely guarded secret. As the day draws near there is media speculation and finally revelations. Perhaps for her 2012 New Year honours list it should be no surprise that Olympians feature well.
Lord (Seb) Coe is to receive the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Personality show. This to mark his career as an athlete and in recognition of his pivotal role in organizing the London Olympics.
The strength of a nation today lies in showcasing their talents on the Olympics turf. A nation’s global sporting performance makes it as big or small in the eyes of international community as their medals tally.