Cyclist Hoy retires after six golds

Six-time gold medalist Chris Hoy retired from cycling Thursday, saying he had expended ''every last ounce of effort and energy'' in becoming Britain's most decorated Olympian and spearheading the country's rise to the top of the sport.
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cyclist Hoy retires after winning 6 Olympic golds

Chris Hoy, Britain's most decorated Olympian with six golds medals, is retiring from cycling after a 13-year career at the top of the sport. The 37-year-old Scot has spearheaded Britain's surge to the forefront of world track cycling, winning his first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and capturing three more in Beijing in 2008 and a further two at his home games in London...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hoy wins gold, sets British record

Six times track cyclist Chris Hoy has stood atop the podium at the Olympics, more than any other athlete from Britain. This one was the sweetest of them all. In the final event of his final Summer Olympics, the reigning champion in the keirin rallied over the final lap to secure one more victory for his resume. Hoy's gold medal gave Britain seven out of 10 awarded at the London...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

London Olympics: The flag of hope

Adrien Niyonshuti / By M. Pierre Carrey Rwanda has chosen a cyclist as its flag-bearer for the opening ceremony: Adrien Niyonshuti, a survivor of the 1994 genocide, and a Mountain Biker with a bright future. When Chris Hoy enters the Olympic Stadium on Friday, you could say that he will be dazzled by the power of history. Billions of eyes will then peer, between shadow and...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Hoy to be Britain's flag bearer at Olympics

Four-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy will be Britain's flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the London Games. The cyclist, who won the vote of the 542-strong British team, also carried the Union Jack in the closing ceremony in Beijing four years ago. The honor comes after the 36-year-old Hoy was informed by British Cycling that he wouldn't be able defend all three of...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoy vs Kenny: British cycling's big dilemma

The selection dilemma would give most cycling coaches a headache. With one spot available, do you pick one of your country's greatest Olympians or his younger rival and the current world champion in his discipline? British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton is relishing the selection problem, weighing whether to choose three-time gold medalist Chris Hoy or Jason Kenny for Britain...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Errant Twitter hate targets Olympian

Angry Tottenham fans mistakenly targeted an Olympic champion when they took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the officiating in the EPL club's 2-1 loss at Stoke. The fans were unhappy with the performance of referee Chris Foy, who controversially sent off Spurs defender Younes Kaboul and disallowed an Emmanuel Adebayor goal on Sunday. But it was four-time Olympic champion...
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December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

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