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Bryony Shaw bouncing back after Games woe

Dorset Echo: DISAPPOINTMENT: Weymouth's Bryony Shaw

8:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013

BEIJING bronze medallist Bryony Shaw was disappointed to finish seventh in the RS:X women’s windsurfing at London 2012 a year ago today.

Record bid on the horizon for Nick Dempsey after 2012 silver

Dorset Echo: SILVER SHOW: Nick Dempsey after earning second place last year

7:50am Wednesday 7th August 2013

NICK Dempsey is aiming for the record books as he sets his sights on Rio in 2016.

Double trap ace Peter Wilson relives golden shot

Dorset Echo: WELL DONE, SON: Peter Wilson celebrates with dad Charles

8:00am Friday 2nd August 2013

PETER Wilson announced himself to the world when he nailed his last pair of targets to claim Olympic double trap gold at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

London 2012: Follow the Team GB parade with our live blog

12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A 21-float parade will take 800 of Team GB's athletes on a victory parade around London this afternoon. Follow their progress with our live blog...

Delight at last for Skud duo

Dorset Echo: Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell with their bronze medals at the sailing academy

10:18am Friday 7th September 2012

TEARS of frustration turned to smiles of jubilation for Britain’s four-time world champion sailors who realised bronze at the home Games marked triumph not tragedy.

Paralympic stars make history with gong haul

Dorset Echo: Helena Lucas, right, with Niki Birrell, left, and Alex Rickham

10:13am Friday 7th September 2012

GOLDEN girl Helena Lucas made history by winning Britain’s first Paralympic sailing medal – and its first ever gold.

Paralympic sailors making history

Dorset Echo: Great Britain’s Paralympic sailors, from left: Hannah Stodel, John Robertson, Steve Thomas, Niki Birrell, Alexandra Rickham and Helena Lucas

11:04am Thursday 6th September 2012

HISTORY will be made on the waters of Portland Harbour today when Britain’s Paralympic sailors bring home the country’s first medals in the sport.

Blake bags bronze

7:42pm Thursday 6th September 2012

DORCHESTER'S Paul Blake has this evening won his second medal of the Paralympics.

Weymouth's Moving Tides procession to take place on final day of Paralympics

Dorset Echo: COLOURFUL: The Moving Tides children’s procession

11:30am Thursday 6th September 2012

GIANT sea snails, dinosaurs, fish and octopuses will take over the sea front as hundreds of schoolchildren perform as part of the Moving Tides procession.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: Helena's on the March to glory

Dorset Echo: IN WITH A SHOUT: Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas

12:00pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Portland’S Helena Lucas continued her march towards Para-lympic glory in the single-handed keelboat class on day four of the home Games.

Dorchester's Blake keeps up family heritage

Dorset Echo: SILVER SHOW: Dorchester’s Paul Blake shows off his silver medal

9:34am Wednesday 5th September 2012

Dorchester ’S Paul Blake continued his remarkable family story by winning Paralympic silver over 400 metres at a packed Olympic Stadium last night.

Sailing Paralympics: Lucas storms back to top of leaderboard

12:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

HELENA Lucas stormed back to the top of the 2.4mR keelboat fleet leaderboard after top performances in yesterday’s light wind conditions at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

FLYING START FOR PARALYMPICS: Families are so proud

Dorset Echo: BIGGEST FANS: Victoria Rickham, Elethia Rickham and David Rickham, sister, mum and dad of Paralympic sailor Alex Rickham, at Castle Cove Sailing Club

11:30am Monday 3rd September 2012

FAMILIES spoke of their pride after watching their loved-ones out on the water.

FLYING START FOR PARALYMPICS: Plain sailing so far in medal quest

Dorset Echo: SAILING AHEAD:  Niki Birrell and Alex Rickham

11:30am Monday 3rd September 2012

BRITAIN’S sailors got off to a flying start in the opening weekend of Paralympic Sailing races on home waters.

PARALYMPIC GAMES: On your marks for sailing action

Dorset Echo: READY TO LAUNCH: Our Paralympian sailing team are in action from today. Back row, Helena Lucas, Niki Birrell, Steve Thomas and Hannah Stodel. Front row, Alexandra Rickman and John Robertson

11:30am Saturday 1st September 2012

AFTER years of hard work and training Portland’s Paralympic Sailing stars will begin racing at the home Games today.

Dorchester hospital reports rise in sports injuries since Olympics

4:30pm Friday 31st August 2012

A DORCHESTER hospital is issuing advice after experiencing an increase in sporting injuries during this Olympic and Paralympic summer.

Helena aims to claim Britain's first Paralympic sailing medal off Portland

Dorset Echo: VOW: Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas is aiming to win a medal

1:30pm Friday 31st August 2012

HELENA Lucas is vowing to lay to rest the ghosts of Beijing 2008 to help Britain claim its first ever Paralympic Sailing medal at the home Games.

Opening ceremony marks beginning of Paralympics

Dorset Echo: FLYING THE FLAG: At the Ocean Room were, from left, Judy Parson, Vicky Piggott-Genge, Susan Genge, David Parson, Katya Filipova, Vladimir Filipova, Margarita Filipova and David Piggott-Genge

11:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

CHEERS and shouts erupted at Weymouth Pavilion as the London 2012 Paralympic Games opened in a dramatic and moving ceremony.

Disabled artist takes the plunge in Portland for Cultural Olympiad

Dorset Echo: WATER SHOW: Sue Austin doing a live underwater wheelchair performance

11:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

DISABLED artist Sue Austin plunged into a Portland swimming pool in an adapted NHS wheelchair and performed a choreographed dance underwater before declaring ‘Next stop, world domination!’

Paralympics: UK record-holder Moore going for gold

Dorset Echo: LONDON FOCUS: Maxine Moore proudly displays her medal haul

8:51am Thursday 30th August 2012

MAXINE Moore has described her call-up to the GB Paralympic squad as a “fantastic honour” and cannot wait to compete in front of thousands of spectators inside the Olympic Stadium in Green-wich Park.

2012 PARALYMPICS: Weymouth and Portland welcome Paralympians

Dorset Echo: IN SHAPE: Sand sculptor Mark Anderson’s Paralympics sand carving

11:30am Wednesday 29th August 2012

WEYMOUTH and Portland are going for gold once again as the Paralympic Games kick off today.

2012 PARALYMPICS: Underwater project is inspiring

Dorset Echo: ADVENTUROUS: Sue Austin in the Red Sea

11:30am Wednesday 29th August 2012

WHEN Sue Austin whizzes around a Portland swimming pool in her underwater wheelchair today it will be a proud moment for her island team.

Paralympics: Dorchester's Blake ready for Russian roulette

Dorset Echo: RECORD-BREAKER: Dorchester’s Paul Blake

8:56am Wednesday 29th August 2012

PAUL Blake will face a game of Russian roulette when he takes to the track at the Olympic Stadium next week.

Paralympics: Thousands turn out to welcome flame

Dorset Echo: Maria Lochrie carries the Flame at Portland

11:00am Tuesday 28th August 2012

THOUSANDS turned out to cheer as Weymouth and Port-land prepares to host the Paralympic Sailing events.

Parents and children gather for Mini Olympics Day in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: FUN TIME: The Mini Olympics at Wyke Regis Community Hall

4:00pm Saturday 25th August 2012

PARENTS and children gathered at a Weymouth community centre for a day of Olympic-inspired fun.

Weymouth residents gather to celebrate community spirit

Dorset Echo: SEND IN THE CLOWNS: Stephen Pillinger, Marty Woods and Graeme Frauenfelder at the Refresh on the Beach festival

1:00pm Saturday 25th August 2012

COMMUNITY spirit is being celebrated on Weymouth Beach with a free family fun event.

Dempsey looking to be high-flier in Rio

Dorset Echo: SIGHTS ON RIO: Nick Dempsey with his Olympic silver medal

8:57am Friday 24th August 2012

WEYMOUTH’S double Olympic medallist Nick Dempsey is not ruling out the possibility of both he and his wife Sarah Ayton competing at Rio 2016 – although he admits the entire situation represents a ‘big call’ for their family.

Olympic show at Cowes

Dorset Echo: ISLAND SHOW: GBR Olympic sailors pose at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

8:53am Friday 24th August 2012

LAURA KITCHING joined GB’s Olympic sailors at the Isle of Wight’s Cowes Week

Paralympic sailors ready for action

Dorset Echo: CREST OF A WAVE: John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas compete in the Sonar and sail as part of Skandia Team GBR the British sailing team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes sponsored by investment specialist Skandia

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012

EXCITEMENT and tension are building for the Paralympic sailors who will be taking on the elements to represent Great Britain on Portland ’s waters in less than a fortnight’s time.

Paralympic Games - parking and transport

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012

AN ADDITIONAL disabled shuttle bus service will run during the Paralympic Games.

Weymouth and Portland Paralympic flame set to arrive

Dorset Echo: Paralympic Flame Ambassador Ian White chosen to carry the English Flame in Weymouth

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012

THE Weymouth and Portland Paralympic flame will be arriving this Bank Holiday Monday.

HAVE YOUR SAY: What should Britain's Olympics legacy be?

Dorset Echo: Jessica Ennis

9:16am Monday 13th August 2012

So, it's all over. Last night's closing ceremony capped Britain's most sucessful Games in more than a century - but what should happen now?

Olympic silvers: Delight for Team GB's 470 sailors

Dorset Echo: SHOW US YOUR MEDALS: Silver medal winners in the 470 class Saskia Clark, left, and Hannah Mills with Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, far right

11:30am Saturday 11th August 2012

SCENES of jubilation quickly overturned disappointment for missed golds into delight for Olympic silvers secured on home waters for Team GB.

Olympic silvers: Weymouth and Portland is like 'paradise' says medal winner, Luke Patience

Dorset Echo: FLYING THE FLAG: Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell celebrate winning their silver medal in front of crowds beneath the Nothe

11:30am Saturday 11th August 2012

A EUPHORIC Luke Patience declared Weymouth and Portland to be ‘paradise’ as he and teammate Stuart Bithell brought home Olympic silver.

Supporters of Swedish sailors sing national anthem in Hope Square in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: IN FULL VOICE: Swedish visitors in Hope Square

1:30pm Saturday 11th August 2012

THE Swedish national anthem echoed around Hope Square in Weymouth thanks to family members of their sailing team.

British sailing team leader 'happy' with squad's performance

Dorset Echo: BRITISH sailing team leader Stephen Park is ‘happy’ with the performance of his squad despite losing the title of the world’s best sailing nation

10:30am Saturday 11th August 2012

BRITISH sailing team leader Stephen Park is ‘happy’ with the performance of his squad despite losing the title of the world’s best sailing nation.

Electric atmosphere in the Nothe as supporters cheer Team GB

Dorset Echo: WELL RED: Family and friends cheer on Great Britain’s Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell as they win the silver medal in the Men’s 470 class

10:00am Saturday 11th August 2012

THE atmosphere was electric in the Nothe as Team GB sailed away with two medals.

What’s on where around Weymouth this Olympic weekend

9:00am Saturday 11th August 2012

Live Live: Olympics in Weymouth and Portland

9:20am Friday 10th August 2012

Follow rolling coverage on Fabulous Friday when Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills join Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell in a double bid for gold in the 470 class.

Silver for Weymouth's 470 Girls

1:34pm Friday 10th August 2012

WEYMOUTH’S 470 Girls have won Olympic silver in their race in home waters.

Olympic silver for British sailors in Weymouth

12:32pm Friday 10th August 2012

TEAM GB’s Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell have won Olympic silver in the 470 dinghy medal race off the Nothe in Weymouth.

Transport secretary pays visit to Weymouth to assess success

Dorset Echo: OUTSTANDING: Transport secretary Justine Greening chats with Olympic ambassadors Cordie Tett and Oliver Rendle during her visit to Weymouth

11:00am Friday 10th August 2012

The Minister for Transport visited Weymouth yesterday to see how the town is coping as an Olympic venue.

No, no, no, place like Weymouth says actor Trevor Peacock

Dorset Echo: Vicar of Dibley star Trevor Peacock, right, chats with Dennis Corbett, left, and Mike Parker at Pilgrim House

11:00am Friday 10th August 2012

TV STAR Trevor Peacock says Weymouth is one of the best places in the world.

Silver postbox turns red again

10:44am Friday 10th August 2012

A post box painted silver to celebrate Wyke Regis windsurfer Nick Dempsey’s second place in his Olympic medal race has been repainted, says the Royal Mail.

Disappointing end for the Match Race girls

Dorset Echo: Lucy and Kate Macgregor and Annie Lush

10:42am Friday 10th August 2012

AFTER the disappointment of seeing their medal dreams ended at the quarter-final stage, Dorset’s Match Race girls were also denied their chance end their home Olympics on a high yesterday.

In good spirits despite no racing

10:38am Friday 10th August 2012

DISAPPOINTED Nothe ticketholders who didn't get to see any sailing were down but not out after yesterday’s postponement.

Uniform branding issues hit Red Cross medic volunteers

Dorset Echo: Security guard Paul Gavigam outside the spectator site

10:34am Friday 10th August 2012

MEDICS who are providing voluntary first aid at the Nothe spectator site are not wearing their uniforms because of branding issues, it is claimed.

Fireworks ruled out for Olympic sailing finale

10:31am Friday 10th August 2012

WEYMOUTH seafront will not see fireworks during the closing ceremony of the Sailing events this weekend.

No holds barred as Brits fight Aussies for gold medal spot

Dorset Echo: Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell make a few adjustments to their 470 ahead of today’s decider

10:35am Friday 10th August 2012

FIGHTING talk from Portland’s gold medal contenders Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell says the ‘gloves are off’ as they look to take on the Aussies today.

Olympics spectators airlifted after injury on rocks

Dorset Echo: The coastguard helicopter airlifts a spectator from the Nothe Gardens

10:30am Friday 10th August 2012

TWO elderly men who injured themselves clambering over rocks to watch Olympic sailing events in Weymouth were airlifted to hospital by the coastguard helicopter.



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