Britain’s Greatest Olympic Moment

The Tokyo Olympic games should have been opening this Saturday – however due to the global pandemic it has been delayed by a year. BBC One are showing on Saturday 25th July 2020, which should of been the opening ceremony, a special programme counting down Britain’s Greatest Olympic Moments.

A list of 25 contenders have been put forward and viewers are able to vote on their ‘Britain’s Greatest Olympic Moment’. The ‘moments’ are as follows:-

  1. 1964: Track and field quartet win gold
  2. 1972: Peters sets the gold standard
  3. 1980: Coe v Ovett in Moscow
  4. 1984: Daley delivers decathlon gold again
  5. 1988: ‘Where were the Germans… and frankly who cares?’
  6. 1992: Ecstasy and agony in Barcelona
  7. 2000: Redgrave’s fifth gold
  8. 2004: Kelly Holmes does the double
  9. 2008: Hoy’s treble joy
  10. 2008: Becky’s Beijing brilliance
  11. 2012: Super Saturday – a day like no other
  12. 2012: Adams makes history – twice
  13. 2012: Queen Victoria’s keirin cracker
  14. 2012: Bradley’s ride on time for gold
  15. 2012: Dujardin doubles up
  16. 2012: Grainger finally wins gold
  17. 2012: Big Ben gets angry… and wins gold again
  18. 2012: Marvellous Murray takes revenge on Federer
  19. 2012: ‘Headhunter’ Jade’s golden delight
  20. 2016: Mo’s Rio distance repeat
  21. 2016: Golden couple’s famous five golds
  22. 2016: Big Star Skelton wins gold at 58
  23. 2016: Whitlock wins two golds in two hours
  24. 2016: Hockey women win gold after penalty shootout
  25. 2016: Alistair Brownlee’s complete race

For us equestrians there are two Olympic greats in the top 25 – Charlotte Dujardin and Nick Skelton. Charlotte Dujardin won both team and individual Gold medals riding Valegro in London and then defended their individual gold medal title in Rio 4 years later. Show jumper Nick Skelton and his horse Big Star won individual gold in 2016 at his seventh Olympic games at the age of 58. It was Britain’s first individual show jumping medal since 1972. Nick Skelton was also part of the show jumping gold medal wining team at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Good Luck Charlotte and Nick!