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Triathletes selected to Olympic Ambition Programme

Triathletes selected to Olympic Ambition Programme

Programme alumni include 2012 medal contender Jonny Brownlee

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the full list of 130 athletes and 56 coaches from across 44 sport disciplines who will participate in Team GB’s Olympic Ambition Programme during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

For triathlon, seven athletes and coaches have been selected to join the programme: Calum Irvine, Rosamund Musgrave, Tom Bishop, Lois Rosindale, Matthew Sharp, Simon Mills (coach) and Roger Homyer (coach).

The Programme will give the young and talented British athletes and coaches a unique opportunity to experience the Olympic Games environment at first hand this summer.

The Programme focuses on preparing the athletes and coaches to compete at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games or the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It aims to provide personal development and inspiration to the participants and produce a performance legacy for Team GB from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

During the Programme, all athletes and coaches will visit Team GB’s Preparation Camp at Loughborough University, where they will take part in kitting out and experience a multi-sport preparation environment. The participants will then travel to London where they will visit the Olympic Village, watch two Olympic competition sessions and experience the atmosphere at Team GB House in Westfield Stratford City.

The Ambition Programme was first delivered by the BOA at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where those involved in the programme included world number-two triathlete, and now 2012 medal contender, Jonathan Brownlee.

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220 deputy editor Liz Barrett started work on the magazine in 2007 as staff writer. Since then, she’s reported live from almost every major triathlon across the globe, including the Ironman World Championships, 70.3 Worlds, six ITU Worlds, Challenge Roth, the 2014 and 2022 Commonwealths, the London Olympics and the Rio Paralympics, to name but a few. Name a pro and chances are she’ll have interviewed them, so, unsurprisingly, she’s our go-to pro-athlete expert on the team. When not covering races, you’ll find her whipping words into finely-crafted shape for both the magazine and website.