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27 September 2012

Richard HounslowCrista CullenStudents, staff and alumni helped to make London 2012 best Olympic Games ever

It's been a fantastic summer of sport for the UK with some of our students, alumni and staff helping to make London 2012 the best Olympic Games yet.

Hockey players Crista Cullen (BA Hons Business Studies 2007) and Hannah Macleod (PhD 2009) helped Team GB win a bronze medal, whilst Richard Hounslow (BSc Hons Sport (Science and Management) 2003) won silver for Team GB in the canoe slalom C2 event.

Julie BroadheadPaul Ratcliffe (BSc Hons Combined Studies in Sciences 1995), Chris Furber (BSc Hons Sport (Administration and Science) 1999) and Julie Broadhead (BA Hons Primary Education 2005) coached Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and at least twelve of our inspirational students, staff and alumni carried the Olympic Torch on its journey through the UK.

The health and safety for the Olympic Aquatic Centre, the design of the Olympic Gardens and the invention of the on-site bike storage (Cylclepods) were all accomplished by NTU alumni, and we even had two alumni working in senior positions at LOCOG - the organising committee for the Games.

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