Kingston and the Olympics
From participation in the Games themselves, through to cutting-edge research informing athletes and coaches of the future, Kingston University, its staff, students and alumni have contributed in many ways to the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Olympic legacy.
The Paralympic Torch will be lit in London on 24 August 24, when Kingston accounting and finance graduate Gareth Canning will help carry the flame on one of its relays.
Joanne McKibbin, lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will be cheering on her son Aaron, when he competes as part of Team GB's table tennis squad in the London 2012 Paralympics.
Staff members and a Kingston graduate talk about being part of the Olympic opening ceremony.
Former staff member Sarah Hayward (then Sarah Jones) was a torch bearer in the London 2012 Olympics' epic 7,000-mile Torch Relay.
The Torch's arrival and departure more than exceeded expectation. Here, Kingston University staff members share their photos of the event.
The riverside gardens in London's Olympic Park have been co-designed by award-winning garden designer Sarah Price, a Kingston art and design alumna.
Spectators turned out in force when the Olympic Torch Relay passed Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus.
The Vane Ivanovic collection includes haunting mementoes from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games including photographs and programmes.
Senior lecturers Dr Elizabeth Pummell and Susan Scotcher supported Olympic athletes with a short video for the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Going for Gold project.
Kingston's School of Performance and Screen Studies put together a spectacular contribution to the Cultural Olympiad called 'Bodies in Motion'.
Kingston Journalism graduate Jamal Osman has won the independent award at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Television Journalism Awards for his poignant 10-minute film 'Somali Olympic Dream: racing against the odds'.
Thousands of would-be volunteers were put through their paces by Kingston University students, as part of the recruitment process for the 'Gamesmakers'.
Graeme Mew, a barrister and Kingston University graduate, was chosen as one of 12 legal experts on the athletes' court of appeal.
Kingston University student were treated to a preview of the Olympic Torch when it made a preliminary visit to the Penrhyn Road campus last November.
Did you know?
Kingston University held a contract worth £240,000 with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).