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    Oxford Brookes' contribution to the Olympic Games reflects the diversity of the University, its global outlook and the positive impact of the institution in a number of fields. From our elite rowers to internationally recognised research, this website will be updated throughout the summer with stories relating to the Olympic Games and 2016's host city, Rio.

    Here, Oxford Brookes alumnus Nick Baker talks about his career as a High Performance Coach for Team GB’s Paralympic Rowing Team and preparations for the Paralympic Games in Rio.

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    Katherine Grainger

    Oxford Brookes congratulates Chancellor Dr Katherine Grainger after she became the most decorated British female Olympian of all time today at Rio 2016.

    Katherine and Vicky Thornley took the silver medal in the final of the Women’s Double Scull and were just narrowly beaten by Poland.

    To become the most decorated British female Olympian of all time is a huge achievement and Katherine’s hard work and dedication is a real inspiration to all of our students and staff.

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Alistair Fitt, Oxford Brookes University

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