World Olympic Dreams


World Olympic Dreams

Series of reports following aspiring Olympians from around the world as they prepare for London 2012.


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07/07/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 07/07/2012

Matthew Pinsent travels to Afghanistan to meet the nation's only ever Olympic medallist.

From Thames to Tigris

World Olympic Dreams: From Thames to Tigris

Matthew Pinsent meets two Iraqi rowers with dreams of competing at London 2012.

Born Special

World Olympic Dreams: Born Special

Matthew Pinsent meets Jehue Gordon - a 400 metre hurdler from Trinidad and Tobago.

03/09/2011

World Olympic Dreams: 03/09/2011

Matthew Pinsent hosts another round-up of reports featuring aspiring Olympians.

26/11/2011

World Olympic Dreams: 26/11/2011

Matthew Pinsent tracks the progress of Kosovan judo fighter Majlinda Kelmendi.

The Russians Are Coming

World Olympic Dreams: The Russians Are Coming

Matthew Pinsent travels to Sochi, Moscow and Ekaterinburg to track Russian sport.

14/01/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 14/01/2012

Matthew Pinsent visits Merlin Diamond, a young sprinter nicknamed the cheetah of Namibia.

Meeting Mary Kom

World Olympic Dreams: Meeting Mary Kom

In India, a local sporting hero is a mother, police officer, and a world champion boxer.

04/02/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 04/02/2012

Sangita Myska reports from Mongolia, and meets a street fighter-turned-boxer.

Brazil

World Olympic Dreams: Brazil

Matthew Pinsent travels to Rio, host city of the 2016 Olympics.

31/03/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 31/03/2012

Matthew Pinsent meets a boxer who still trains in the favela where his father was killed.

Ice Track

World Olympic Dreams: Ice Track

Belgian twin brothers Jonathan and Kevin Borlee trek across an Icelandic glacier.

09/06/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 09/06/2012

Matthew Pinsent heads to Usain Bolt's home town in Jamaica, and visits Afghanistan.

23/06/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 23/06/2012

Matthew Pinsent finds out if Iraqi rower Haider Rashid will make it to London 2012.

25/07/2012

World Olympic Dreams: 25/07/2012

Matthew Pinsent is in Kabul, Afghanistan for a special edition of World Olympic Dreams.