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Copeland staying focused on long road to Rio

Olympic rowing champion Katherine Copeland says she is well aware the long road to Rio is a marathon and not a sprint.

Copeland won gold ...

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THE OLYMPIC ROUND UP: A WEEK IN REVIEW

Great Britain and England hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh admitted she was struggling to find the words to describe her pride at being name...

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The Olympic round up: A week in review

Great Britain’s short track speed skaters claimed their first medal of the World Cup season as the men’s 5000m relay team fought their way to br...

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Olympic champion Grainger still hungry for competition

Katherine Grainger says she still has the drive to compete after she finished second in the single scull at the 5km GB Rowing Team Assessment in...

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The Olympic Round Up: A Week in Review

The winter sport season is well and truly upon us with Elise Christie and Great Britain’s short track speed skaters getting their season underwa...

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Biography

Acer Nethercott was selected as cox of the men's eight for the Beijing 2008Olympic Games and won a silver medal. Nethercott has coxed the Great Britain eight for the past three seasons, and won bronze at the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich. In the 2008 World Cup series, he coxed the eight to second and third place. Originally, from Harlow in Essex, Nethercott went to school at Mark Hall Comprehensive and then Broxbourne School. He joined Oxford University Boat Club after starting at Oxford and was the Oxford women's Blue Boat cox in 2000 before coxing Isis in 2002 and then moving up to the winning Blue Boat in 2003. He went on to cox the Blue Boat in 2004 and again in 2005 when Oxford avenged their previous year's defeat to Cambridge. Nethercott gained his B.Phil in 2003 and his D.Phil in Philosophy last year when he spent some time studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.