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Olympic sailors tour Weymouth

Crowds of well-wishers have turned out to cheer on Team GB's Olympic sailors as they paraded through Weymouth to celebrate their success.

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Olympiads tackle Goodwood hill climb

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Laura Trott took part in the event at Goodwood House Credit: Goodwood

More than 70 cyclists took part in a challenging ride at Goodwood House across Hampshire and Sussex countryside.

The riders including London 2012 gold medallists' Laura Trott, Geraint Thomas and Sir Matthew Pinsent.

Matthew Pinsent at the cycling event which covered Sussex and Hampshire Credit: Goodwood

The cyclists set off at 10am where they took on the steep Goodwood Hill.

They then rode through Midhurst, Liss Forest and across South Downs Way.

The third and final climb of the ride was Harting Hill which is renowned for being a gruelling challenge used in the 1994 Tour De France.

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Geraint Thomas at the iconic hill crime event in West Sussex Credit: Goodwood


Athlete's anger at stolen kit

Detectives are looking for witnesses and information after a British athlete's kit was stolen in Holt Lane, Hook.

The offenders broke into athlete Charlotte Purdue's garage and stole her official Great Britain kit, 30 boxes of Nike trainers and holdall bags.

Charlotte Purdue's Team GB kit was stolen in Hook Credit: PA

The break-in took place between 4pm on May 5 and 5am and May 9.

Some of the items have been recovered but at least 15 boxes of trainers remain outstanding.


Sailors on dry land at last

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Ben Ainslie won an historic four gold medals at the Games Credit: ITV Meridian

Weymouth hasn't said goodbye to the Olympics yet. Members of the Team BG sailing team will parade through the town on an open top bus to herald the start of Weymouth Carnival.

Organisers say they hope visitors who have come for the Olympics will stay to enjoy the carnival procession, which will be followed by aerial displays, live music and a fireworks finale.

Stars celebrate "Big Ben's" victory


"I'd never says never,but I think it's unlikely you'll see me in Rio(2016)- I think this is the perfect way to go out"- @ainslieben #Sailing


Easiest Knighthood decision all year. Well done Sir Ben Ainslie CBE.


@teamgb rules the waves with @ainslieben winning our 15th Gold and his fourth Olympic title. Nelson must be smiling on his column!

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