The baton was given to Australia's double Olympic champion Anna Meares by Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace, before being processed through Westminster Abbey by 2012 British Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. DNA, 1 week ago
Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton announced his retirement on Wednesday, saying he had given everything he could to the sport. "I gave everything to the decathlon. I did all I could. Thank u for making it the best time of my life. Im retiring," ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honoured in Queen's New Year List IMAGE: Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters. Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis star Andy Murray, actor Mark Rylance, comedian Ken Dodd and Kinks musician Ray Davies have been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's Honours List. "I still feel like Andy Murray -- that feels more normal. But I am happy with the knighthood, and it is a nice way to start the new year." Murray ended ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
"Looking back at the boy who arrived here from Somalia, not speaking any English, I could never have imagined where I would be today - it's a dream come true. I'm so proud to have had the opportunity to race for my country and win gold medals for the British ...MSN India, 2 months ago
Shankar Balasubramanian (pictured), an Indian-origin British professor of chemistry, has received a Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the field of science and medicine. Balasubramanian, 50, Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Cambridge University, has been recognised for his work as a co-inventor of Next Generation DNA sequencing, described as the most transformational advance in biology and medicine for decades. “Solexa sequencing, as it is now ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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