Wednesday, 26 October 2011
It has been two years since I declared my intention to try to qualify for the 2012 UK Olympic Trials, when I will be 50.I don't know what odds the local bookie would have given, but it is safe to say they would have been pretty long.Well, on May 19, on a warm spring evening in Tuscon, Arizona, I broke my own UK Veterans javelin record three more times and set three more world age records for a 49-year-old. But my most important accomplishment that evening was that I threw far enough to qualify for the 2012 UK Olympic Trials – my eighth consecutive Olympic Trials.

Javelin ace inspires children about London 2012 through art. Wednesday 6 July: Schoolchildren in Suffolk have taken part in an art class with a difference as Roald Bradstock, a Great Britain javelin thrower and former world record holder led an Olympic-themed art master class at Kirkley School in Lowestoft. Roald is one of the Youth Sport Trust’s ambassadors for the Sports College Legacy Programme which inspires children to learn across a range of school subjects by using the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage pupils.

Olympic Picasso' will paint the town red if he reaches Games at 50 Simon Turnbull: On the YouTube section of Roald Bradstock's website, you can see a clip of him throwing in the Olympic javelin final in Los Angeles in 1984. On the YouTube section of Roald Bradstock's website, you can see a clip of him throwing in the Olympic javelin final in Los Angeles in 1984. "He's had injuries," commentator Stuart Storey says of the javelin thrower-cum-artist who has come to be known as "the Olympic Picasso". "He has got a weak back."

Friday, 11 March 2011
This past weekend I traveled with my family, my wife and mother, to beautiful Fort Myers, Florida for the official grand opening of the Art of the Olympians (AOTO) Museum. International Olympic Committee member and five-time winter Olympian HSH Prince Albert II flew in from Monaco to attend and participate in this special historic event. There were lots of activities scheduled to celebrate the occasion: Olympian school and hospital visits, Olympians breakfast with Prince Albert,

Published: 13/01/2011 10:43 - Updated: 13/01/2011 10:45
Roald, age 48, sets standard for London 2012 By Andrew Franczak
A 48-year-old javelin thrower from Broxbourne, who has set himself the ambitious goal of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics, is proving that age may not be a barrier to his dream by setting a new world record.

Monday, 03 January 2011
As an athlete one of the many things that I have had to endure throughout my athletic career is pain. It comes with the territory, whether it is the pain from pushing my body in the weight-room, the pain from injury or the pain of failure or defeat. As I train hard, my sights set firmly on 2012, I am finding, surprisingly, an increase in challenges I am facing due to my age - 48 years 8 months and 4 days to be exact.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m., updated September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m.
Ilene Safron, Main Sail Video Production Peggy Fleming The Art of the Olympians, began as a dream of Olympic gold medalist Al Oerter. He spent the last two years of his life organizing Art of the Olympians by collecting artwork in various mediums from Olympic athletes, lobbied for a