HopeforJustice and the Zoe Challenge

Ben Cooley, Tom Lister, James Altham and Gavin Murray have been cycling from Riga, Latvia back to Southampton in the UK, covering around 1800 miles in 20 days.

The Zoe Challenge cycling journey has been done to represent the journey taken by Zoe when she was trafficked into the UK to be used in sexual exploitation.

HopeforJustice exists to rescue people from human trafficking and reach those that still are being in exploited. Find out more by watching the following videos.

Here are some other highlights of the Zoe Challenge

Find out more about HopeforJustice:

Or join Ben and the team as they arrive in Southampton on June 1st.

Andy Murray–no more “Definitely Maybe!”

Andy Murray says his US Open win “means the world” and that he is relieved to have ended Britain’s long search for another male Grand Slam champion.

On Monday 10th September 2012, Andy Murray clinched his 1st Grand Slam title, by winning the US Open, in 5 sets against Novak Djokovic.

Murray beat the defending champion and world #2 Djokovic 7-6 (12-10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in a contest at Flushing Meadows that lasted almost five hours.  Thereby claiming his 1st Major title at the fifth attempt, becoming the 1st Briton to win a Grand Slam since Fred Perry in 1936, 76 years ago.

Coming in the same year as an Olympic Gold, and a defeat in the Wimbledon final, this is a truly a great accomplishment, done in his style, and finally putting to rest all those concerns and doubts of “may be but not quite enough!”

Well done Andy!

Remembering London 2012

The London Olympic Games of 2012, was the 1st games to benefit from ubiquitous social and media sharing from athletes, audience and the primary media broadcasters.

These links, images, videos – summarise for me some of those memories that have formed an indelible mark across our global memory.

The Opening Ceremony:

Fireworks light up the stadium at Opening Ceremony

Fireworks are set off around the Olympic Stadium

My Game Highlights:

Michael Phelps dives off the blocks

Michael Phelps competes in the men's 100m Butterfly

Jessica Ennis crosses the line during the women's Heptathlon 800m to win overall gold

Jessica Ennis reacts after winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon

Greg Rutherford competes in the men's Long Jump Final

Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his gold and silver medals

David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya races to win gold and sets a new world record in the men's 800m Final

Usain Bolt wins gold in the men's 100m Final

Jamaica celebrate next to the clock after winning gold and setting a new world record of 36.84 during the Men's 4 x 100m Relay

Gold medallists Mo Farah and Usain Bolt of Jamaica pose on the podium

Mo Farah poses with his London 2012 medals

Spectators:

Spectators soak up the sun during the Beach Volleyball competition

Fans enjoy the atmosphere at Eton Dorney

Closing Ceremony:

The Olympic Stadium comes alive with a Union Jack colour explosion

An explosion of light marks the end of a spectacular ceremony

 

Medals, Stats and Stories of Note:

Final Medal count:

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Stats:

10961 Athletes, from 205 countries, 11 countries represented with only 2 athletes,  4 countries with over 400 athletes (Australia – 414, Russia – 441, USA – 539, Great Britain – 558).

Stories of Note:

Video Channels:

Other:

Olympic.org

So thank you London for a wonderful event, we all hope your legacy lasts long.

 

Disclaimer: No credit for images as shared via the London2012 site – and presumed shareable due to links in the photo galleries.

ManUtd vs Wolfsburg:- action in the box

An action shot from ManUtd vs Wolfsburg in the 1st half of the UEFA Champions League match.
Berbatov played very well, and he put in some very nice touches in throughout the match.

ManUtd won 2-1 on the night.  Wolfsburg showed why they won the German league, would imagine they would finish 2nd in the group.

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