Victoria Pendleton: Jousting With An Olympic Champion

I’m Victoria Pendleton, double Olympic gold medallist cyclist, and now amateur jockey, and I’m here at English Heritage Kenilworth Castle to try some jousting. Jousters were the Olympians of their day. They had a drive that probably only our best sportsmen have today. Come and meet my horse Duke. Hello, Duke! I have been very…

Jousting: The Ultimate Sport

Today we’ve been at the physio and sports science centre at the University of Bath to access the physical characteristics of a jousting athlete or a knight. We’ve been measuring endurance, strength, agility and core stability. But there’s other factors that come into this that make it much harder. So once the armour goes on,…

#GetBizzy: HR Sports Academy

My name’s Mickela Hall-Ramsay. I’m the founder and company director at HR Sports Academy. I founded the company when I was 23 years old, so I set the business up as a community interest company (CIC) in 2010, and what HR Sports Academy do is we empower young people through sport, so we use it…

Regular People Try Olympic Diving

(water splashing) (laughing) – Is she okay? (edgy guitar music) – So we’re here at the Santa Monica Swim Center, and we have Olympic gold medalist Chris Mears to teach a bunch of regular people how to dive off of that three meter springboard. He’s an Olympic gold medalist, how bad ass is is that?…

Football’s Most Dangerous Rivalry

MALE SPEAKER 1: So there’s a guy lying in bed, a Catholic, Celtic fan. He’s lying in bed. He’s totally dying, on his last legs and that. All his family ask him, any last requests? [INAUDIBLE]. And the guy’s like, aye, I wanna become a Proddy. And the family are like, what? Excuse me, what?…