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Civic reception for local Olympic, Paralympic and Invictus Games athletes

The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Pauline Murphy, hosted a civic reception this evening for local sportsmen and women who competed in this year’s Olympic, Paralympic and Invictus Games. Athletes and coaches were invited to the event at the Council House, organised in recognition of their achievements and their roles in representing Plymouth on the […]

Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy with consort Councillor Brian Vincent and athletes David Wetherill, Tom Daley, Brian Usher, Tonia Couch, Ben Proud and Sarah Barrow

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow win bronze at Rio

Plymouth-born diver Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow, who trains at the Plymouth Life Centre, have won bronze in the men’s 10-metre synchro event at Rio. Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “What an amazing result for Dan and Tom – and for Plymouth Diving. We’re so proud to have so many of our […]


Plymouth divers to fly flag for Britain at Rio 2016

Plymouth divers Tonia Couch, Sarah Barrow and Dan Goodfellow will be heading to Rio this summer, the British Olympic Association confirmed today. They’ve all been selected to represent Great Britain at the Games, alongside former Plymouth Diving team-mate and Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley. Tom and Dan will be teaming up again for the men’s […]


Sam Dyer

Help get Sam to Rio!

A young volunteer who helps to run sports activities for young people and adults in Devonport has been selected to travel to Brazil during the Olympic Games to work with deprived youngsters living in Rio’s favela slums. Project Rio is being organised by StreetGames, a national sports charity helping disadvantaged communities, with the aim of […]


Plymouth Games a big hit

Teams from across the city have been battling it out for sporting glory in this year’s Plymouth Games, hosted by the Council’s sports development unit. More than 1,000 people took part in the event, launched in 2012 to build on the legacy of the London Olympics and promote sport in a fun way. Friendly competitions […]