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Celebrities including Idris Elba, Cerys Matthews, Robert Brydon, Andre Villas-Boas and Mark Hunter joined Princes William and Harry at BGC in Canary Wharf to trade for charity. The annual event marks the anniversary of 9/11.

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Staring intently at Sir Steve Redgrave's Olympic gold medal at the age of 14, Mark Hunter would never have believed the owner of that prize would be there for him, lifting him out of a boat and reassuring him at the lowest point in his career.

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has said that a move into the Olympic Stadium would be a "dream come true".

As the club prepares for its first season back in the Premier League, Allardyce said the prospect of a move to Stratford, scene of Team GB's golden triumphs, would be an inspiration.

ff-jun10-regatta.jpgOlympic rowing champion Mark Hunter was guest of honour at the Thames Water Regatta in the Royal Docks last Saturday.

Richmond claimed the overall title, thanks to victories in the rowing and kayak sprint. Tower Hamlets won the sailing title, while Kensington and Chelsea won the kayak slalom.

Former Island rower wins Olympic gold

By John Hill on August 18, 2008 10:39 AM |

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FORMER Isle of Dogs boater Mark Hunter swept to Olympic gold in Beijing on Sunday.

Mark, 30, and teammate Zac Purchase, 22, became the first British rowers to take gold in the lightweight men's double sculls, ahead of rivals Greece and Denmark.

The East End-born athlete began his rowing career at the Poplar, Blackwall and District club, and trained for six years in a bid to skipper passenger and freight boats on the Thames.

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