Podium reporter Stuart Appleby reports on the first ever competitive event to be staged at the
Olympic Stadium – the British Universities and Colleges Sport championships (BUCS).
More than 1,000 students from across Great Britain competed in 15 disciplines and showcased their talent to as many as 40,000 spectators in the official London 2012 pre-Games curtain raiser (the
London Prepares series).
Stuart completed the following (video) interviews, which are featured below, during the four-day championships.
Images and photography courtesy of Podium reporters Ruth Faulkner and Carly Baldwin. For full coverage of the championships, interviews, images and more – please visit the Podium website.
Stuart Appleby interviews former sprinter Iwan Thomas (left) and Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole (right)
Stuart Appleby interviewing London 2012 Chair Lord Coe inside the Olympic Stadium
Stuart Appleby interviews Sir Steve Redgrave
Stuart Appleby interviews Melanie C
Stuart Appleby interviewing rugby union star Kenny Logan (centre), among others, at the Olympic Stadium
Stuart Appleby interviews London 2012’s Director of Sport, Debbie Jevans
Stuart Appleby talking to 400m hurdler Eilidh Child
Stuart Appleby talks to Joe Townsend, who won the ‘Become the Commentator’ competition as part of Universities Week 2012
Stuart Appleby talks to London 2012-bound pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale
Stuart Appleby interviews London 2012 Olympic Games sprint hopeful James Ellington
Stuart Appleby interviewing BUCS and high jump star Isobel Pooley
Stuart Appleby interviewing University of Bath athletes
Stuart Appleby interviewing BBC Sports broadcaster John Inverdale
Front page image courtesy of London 2012 .