Our sporting stars
Sport is a key part of University life at Kingston, and our students and alumni are high-achievers. Read more about Kingston's Olympians for 2012 and beyond, and how one alumnus managed an entire Olympic event!
Sprint kayaker and Kingston alumnus Ed McKeever won Olympic gold when he raced his K1 (one-man kayak) over 200 metres at Dorney Lake in Windsor.
Rower and Psychology MSc student Leonora missed out on Olympic selection by the smallest of margins, but she will be going for gold at the European Championships in Italy later this year.
Kingston alumna Gail Emms, who won an Olympic silver medal in the badminton mixed doubles at the 2004 Games, was profiled as part of Universities Week 2012.
Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell inspired Kingston's stars of the future at a special presentation ceremony to mark the end of a very successful year for sport at the University.
Kingston alumnus John Lunt talks weeds in Hyde Park, planning major road closures and keeping up with Lord Coe – all in a day's work for Olympic triathlon event manager.
Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) has appointed Jim Blair, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, as its vice-chair.
Did you know?
Kingston University's VIPS scheme (Volunteers Inspiring People Via Sport) gained the official 'Inspire Mark' from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Torch Relay
The 70-day Olympic Torch Relay brought the excitement of the Games to more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the UK, including Kingston.
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