Tag: Olympics 2012

Eastleigh Paralympic hero named Student of the Year

  London 2012 Paralympic Goalball player Adam Knott (18) of Chandler’s Ford has seen off competition from exceptional students from colleges across the UK to win a joint first prize with sprinter Adam Gemili  for their outstanding personal achievements. They received their Association of Colleges’ Student of the Year Awards at thier Annual Conference and…

Olympic medallists to get Freedom of the Borough

  The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two  Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.  The decision to award  honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement…

Lord Coe thanks airport for Olympic flame event

Southampton Airport has relived the excitement of playing host to the Olympic Torch, after receiving an official thank you from LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe and Sir Charles Allen CBE Chair Nations and Regions Group. The Olympic Flame travelled to and from the Channel Islands via Southampton Airport on the special livered British Airways Airbus A319…