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Rebecca Romero: The Inside Track

Rebecca Romero is the only British athlete to have ever won two Olympic medals in two different summer sports. But how did the Yellow Pages play...

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Olympic24: Yarnold gold and rower Sbihi wins indoors

From medal success on the ice with Yarnold and Christie to indoor rowing champions: Here’s our review of the last 24 hours

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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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Medal Record

Medal Record
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Biography

Alastair Heathcote was selected in the men's eight for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and won a silver medal, finishing in front of the Americans and behind the Canadians. Heathcote started rowing at the age of 15 at Eton College however; he decided not to pursue the sport beyond high school. Instead, he decided on a different path, and moved to New Zealand to work on a farm sheering sheep. After a year abroad Heathcote moved back to Great Britain where he went to study at Newcastle University. To offset his studies, he began rowing for fun. What was supposed to be recreational activity rekindled his passion, and Heathcoat began working towards his Master’s degree at Oxford Brooke University so that he could row on the team there.