Warfare in News
Posted on Thursday 2nd August
Princes William and Harry were among the sell-out crowd of 30,000 who were cheering the pair to victory; Britain's first gold medal champions at the home Games.
The BBC played a message from Afghanistan during the post-race interview who cheered the victory of a fellow servicewoman.
Heather credits her Army training with helping her stick to her goals, and for supporting her and releasing her from her Army duties in order for her to enter the Olympics. She said:
'The Army have been absolutely fantastic at supporting me and giving me time off while it has clearly been a busy time. What I learned in Sandhurst was that you're given your mission and you stick to it.'
Heather will return to Army duties in September.
A Guide to the Olympic Games and London 2012(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Maurice Crow
The Greatest show on earth has arrived. The year 2012 sees the Olympic Games coming to the UK for the third time in their history. They have been seven years in the making and it will be many years before their sporting and cultural inheritance fades.
This book celebrates Britain’s achievement in winning the XXX Olympiad by presenting a concise but thorough chronicle of the Games from Ancient Greece to London 2012.… Read more...
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