Pay attention to GB’s Paralympics Team

GB Paralympics team 2016

The newly retitled British Airways plane ‘VictoRIOus’ will be taking to the sky once again, to take our GB Paralympians to Rio. The GB Paralympics team are aiming to beat their London medal tally, having collected 120 medals 4 years ago. The selected team for Rio is a fantastic combination of experience and youth. Team […]

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London 2012: legacy or lost participation?

London 2012 inspiration

London 2012: sporting legacy or lost participants from sport? Our writer Harriet takes a look into this hot sporting issue. One of the principal reasons for winning the London 2012 bid was the focus on creating a legacy after the Games; to inspire the next generation of athletes and increase mass participation in sport and […]

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Breathtaking Biles in Brazil: Olympic gymnastics

Simone Biles Rio 2016

Gold medals galore for team GB after the first week of the Olympic Games, but there is one athlete that is the most captivating to watch. Simone Biles of the United States is going for five gold medals in Rio de Janeiro, having already secured three golds in the Team All-around, Individual All-around and the […]

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Rio 2016: Super Saturday Take 2

Rio 2016 Super Saturday

The title should actually read Super Sunday, because in the very early hours of Sunday morning, Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Jess Ennis-Hill could replicate what happened four years ago at the London 2012 games. Here at Average Janes, we shall be staying up till the early hours of Sunday morning to watch – and […]

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Olympics Heptathlon Battle: Jess vs. Katarina

Jessica Ennis vs Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Here at Average Janes, we love a good bake off, sing off, sew off and cook off. Before GBBO returns to our weekly television programming, there is another head-to-head contest that will hit our television screens: the Rio 2016 Olympic heptathlon battle between our Great British female athletes: Jessica Ennis-Hill vs. Katarina Johnson-Thompson. It’s an […]

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Road to Rio: Olympic women to watch

Olympic women to watch

London is handing over the Olympic torch to the Brazilians, and we’re expecting to witness the best show of sporting excellence in the world. Over the next two weeks, we will all consume Olympism in a variety of ways – from a travelling fan, to a television spectator, newspaper reader, radio listener or online onlooker. […]

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Rio 2016: screenings around the UK


With the Rio Olympics starting on August 5, we have found the best places around the UK to watch all the sporting events, from cycling to gymnastics, to volleyball and athletics. From private screenings in 5 star hotels to some lovely pub venues, take a look at our list of the best Rio 2016 screening […]

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DFS and Laura Trott go for gold at Rio 2016!


With Rio 2016 just around the corner, we cannot wait to cheer Team GB on from the comfort of our sofas! To celebrate DFS’s sponsorship of Team GB, the British furniture retailer has been working with some of the team’s rising stars to give us an exclusive look at their lives away from the limelight, as well […]

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