The Connection between the Olympics and St Mary's University
St Mary's has a proud history of Olympic and Paralympic success.
The University's sporting alumni include Sir Mo Farah, the London 2012 double gold medallist and GB's best ever distance runner, Rebecca Romero, an Olympic medallist in two different sports rowing and cycling making her one of GB's greatest ever Olympians, and Moe Sbihi MBE, London 2012 Bronze Medallist and World Champion Rower.
Dave Weir, winner of four gold medals at the London Paralympics, trains at St Mary's using the world-class facilities and support services.
Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and President of the IAAF, opened St Mary's latest sports facilities. International athletes competing at the Games used these facilities, which continue to provide a sporting legacy for students, staff and local community alike.