Sir Chris Hoy: My memories of ‘incredible’ London 2012 (video)

The six-time gold medallist talks about how life is for the athlete's in the Olympic village and how life changes after the Games
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No-one knows more about life as an Olympian than Sir Chris Hoy. The track sprinter competed at four editions of the Games, with his first appearance in Syndey 2000.

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Over that time, Hoy amassed an enviable tally of six gold medals and one silver and saw his profile sky-rocket after a triple gold medal haul at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

But life for an Olympian isn’t always easy, and Sir Chris explains here how life in the Olympic village before you’ve even competed can be a challenge to make sure you’re not expelling too much energy.

He also discusses one of the landmark moments of his glittering career, taking double gold in front of home crowds at London 2012, something he describes as “the most incredible” time of his career.

Track cycling in the 2016 Games in Rio kicks-off on August 11, with Hoy backing Sir Bradley Wiggins’ aim of surpassing his medal tally of seven, with the 2012 Tour de France winner competing in the team pursuit.

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