Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kate Supports Team GB Hockey and BMX

Duchess Kate supported Team GB's hockey team tonight at the Riverbank arena as they compete for a place in the final against Argentina. The Duchess was accompanied by her private secretary Rebecca Deacon.

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A look at the stadium just before the match. A beautiful evening in London.

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Despite a valiant effort form Team GB, Argentina won with a score of 2-1.


Kate wore her Smythe Blazer and white Team GB polo shirt.

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Smythe shared a list of retailers who have the blazer in stock via their Facebook Page.

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Kate is wearing her 'Olympic Shoes', the $375 Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley Corskwoon in Great Britain Blue. 

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To place an order for the shoes please follow the instructions below. 

Stuart Weitzman

Kate is also wearing her navy skinny jeans, Givenchy sunglasses and carrying a Team GB  jacket and Team GB Olympic pin badge.

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 (More updates shortly)


Earlier today, Kate watched the Women's BMX Racing  where Team GB's Shanaze Reade made it through to Friday's Olympic Women's finals day after qualifying in fifth place from the seeding run. Very strangely I haven't seen any photos of Kate there yet but I will update once they emerge.

BMX was inspired by motocross, the motorised version of the sport and made its Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Games. BMX riding is described as 'fast and furious and riders must be daring and fearless'.

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I'm not familiar with the sport and whilst researching it, I found some of the jargon both interesting and amusing :)

  • Bunny-Hop - To lift both wheels off the ground at once
  • Whoop - a small, wave-like bump in the track
  • Berm - a banked corner
  • Holeshot - The first rider to take the lead after the start

An aerial view of the track which is located next to the Velodrome in the North of the Olympic Park. The track will be open to the public after the games. 

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Kate wore her Team GB jacket with jeans again today. Kate appears to take great pride in her role as Olympic Ambassador and sees wearing Team GB attire as a means of showing support to the athletes. 


In other news, members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team were stunned when they were paid a visit by the Duchess at the O2 arena on Sunday. Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber have become hugely popular and their talent and determination did not go unnoticed by Kate who wanted to congratulate them on their success.


Jordyn Wieber shared her excitement via Twitter.

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It's wonderful to see Kate supporting all the athletes, aside from Team GB. No doubt a memorable moment for the young gymnasts. 



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