Layla Anna-Lee
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Sports presenter and Voice of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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'Boxing is Like a Drug' - Speaking to Duke McKenzie MBE

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2012 | (14:36)

With 19,000 tickets sold for his comeback fight on November 24 former World Champion Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton is set for a massive comeback.

More than 3 years since his last fight Hatton will fight Ukrainian boxing sensation Vyacheslav Senchenko to prove his worth, not that he needs to....

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Speaking to Jake Humphrey on the Lewis Hamilton move

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2012 | (11:58)

In one of the most sensational transfer stories of F1's history Lewis Hamilton has announced that he is to leave McLaren after fifteen years and move to Mercedes, who have offered him a three year deal beginning at the start of the F1 season 2013.

Since the news broke,...

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Fame Should Be A Reflection Of Success

(0) Comments | Posted 24 September 2012 | (11:34)

When I was away filming in Marbella, a good looking young man figured out my work with a major magazine and decided to come and ask me for advice. "I'm a footballer" he said, as we sat in our swimwear at an outrageously flamboyant celebrity filled beach party. "I wanted...

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London 2012 is Over...

(3) Comments | Posted 12 September 2012 | (01:00)

The Paralympic closing ceremony has finished. London 2012 is over and the Olympic flame is undoubtedly already covered in glitter, doused in caipirinha and in between a dancers butt cheeks as it makes it's merry way to Rio.

With a countdown of 1426 days to go till Rio 2016,...

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An Athlete's Life Is a Tough One

(1) Comments | Posted 5 September 2012 | (01:00)

The Paralympians have arrived with a tremendous appetite for gold, at the time of writing we stand in second place on the medal table with a staggering 54 medals, 16 of which are gold. Only China are ahead of us.

The discipline and drive of our athletes cannot be...

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"Look Up at the Stars and Not Down at Your Feet"

(0) Comments | Posted 30 August 2012 | (11:08)

Professor Stephen Hawking introduced the Paralympic opening ceremony combining sport, science and curiosity to bring us a display of unity and positivity that truly has no boundaries.

Ticket sales and athlete entries, that have broken all records from before, clearly tell us that social attitudes have changed and respect...

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Meet The Superhumans

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2012 | (01:00)

"Forget everything you thought you knew about strength.

Forget everything you thought you knew about humans.

Meet the superhumans."

Channel 4 will be broadcasting the Paralympic games and have given it the most incredible build up with a marketing campaign that turns our discriminations...

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Bidding Farewell to the London 2012 Olympic Games

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2012 | (01:00)

After seventeen days and sixty five glittering Team GB medals we bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympic games.

London's biggest party was thrown in the Olympic stadium Stratford to celebrate all the athletes that have worked to hard to compete in such a glorious fashion.

Amongst bones...

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Britain: A Great Nation of Cyclists?

(7) Comments | Posted 13 August 2012 | (01:00)

Writer Gerry Stergiopoulos said, "If you want to know why the British are so good at cycling, just look at the price of public transport".

Team GB have a staggering 12 medals in the Olympic cycling disciplines - seven of which are gold in the track cycling and matches our...

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Our Athletes are the Perfect Inspiration

(1) Comments | Posted 6 August 2012 | (01:00)

Last week on centre court at Horse Guards Parade London, Nathalie Cook announced her retirement. Australia's finest Beach Volleyball player, Olympic gold medallist and five time Olympian has bowed out after 20 years of the sport.

Team GB Beach Volleyball players call Cook an inspiration and the other countries...

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How I Got My Job As A London 2012 Presenter

(6) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (01:00)

I feel so honoured to be part of the London 2012 Olympic Games and to have been chosen by Mr Danny Boyle to voice the ceremonies. However it wasn't without jumping through a few hoops... let's say five of them... that were on fire!

My Olympic Ceremonies journey began...

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London 2012 Opening Ceremony - An Insider's View

(7) Comments | Posted 29 July 2012 | (01:00)

The Games have begun in the most spectacular fashion and Britain should be very proud.
 
Besides the obvious pride to be involved with such a wonderful event I have massive relief that we didn't mess anything up. After the Korean flag blunder marred the start to women's...

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