Denise Lewis OBE is a retired Team GB track and field athlete, who specialised in the heptathlon. She won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The Olympics are finally underway!
Good things come to those who wait. After a longer than usual absence of five years, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad are underway in Tokyo. The 2020 Olympics represent more than just sport. They’re the coming together of different cultures and backgrounds from around the world, during what has been one of the most turbulent periods of our lifetimes.
With 11,500 athletes representing 205 countries, the games are a truly global event, and as a proud partner of Team GB, we’ll be cheering on our athletes with all our hearts from our parks.
Our passion for sport is at the forefront of what we do, and with a dazzling array of activities and incredible pools across 36 Haven holiday parks, we hope to inspire the next generation of athletes. Many serve as Olympic events in themselves, so when you’re inspired by the archers, swimmers, surfers, basketball players and cyclists amongst others, you can try their sports out for yourself with us.
The Olympic headlines so far:
-Our ambassador, Tom Daley, wins his first Olympic Gold Medal in the Men’s synchronised 10m platform diving
-It's gold for Team GB in the Equestrian team eventing at Tokyo's Heritage Zone
-Not one, but two golds for Team GB in the men's 49ers and Finn sailing events
-There's more sailing success as Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre clinch gold in the 470 class -13-year-old Sky Brown becomes Britain's youngest ever medallist as she takes home bronze in the skateboarding
Prior to the start of the Olympics, Kerry Godliman put Team GB Olympians Nile Wilson, Asha Philip and Owain Doull through their paces with some inventive training methods. These included:
Jumping off a 12ft platform
Winning an Olympic medal jumping off a 12ft platform?!
Owain Doull isn't used to getting dropped. Certainly not by Kerry Godliman…
Crazy Climber? Completed.
The newest coach Kerry Godliman puts Asha Phillip through her paces (Well, sort of…)
The secret to gymnastic greatness? Crazy golf apparently…
Before hanging up the leotard, Nile Wilson was only taking gymnastics tips from the best. And Kerry Godliman.
Ask the Athlete
We know all about their sporting prowess, but what about the athletes themselves?
From their favourite foods, hobbies and even reality TV, we ask all the important questions as part of our #AsktheAthlete series
Want to get to know our Team GB ambassadors a little better, check out the videos below!
He may be outstanding on the diving board but did you know, swimming actually isn’t his strong point…
He may be known as a Team GB Rower – but what professional sport would Will like to take a punt at?
Every good Q&A starts with accidentally letting your dog loose right?
“You know what, I’d be in I’m A Celebrity because they’ve got gross bugs and I actually want to try them.”
Tom Daley and Nile Wilson
Head to head
There's nothing like a bit of competition between friends, right? Particularly Team GB athletes. Watch Tom Daley and Nile Wilson take on a range of activities at Craig Tara.
From the Crazy Climber in the Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village to speedy slides at Splashaway Bay, check out how the guys got on as they went head to head!
Who do you think will win?
Meet our ambassadors
In 2008 Tom Daley became Britain’s youngest ever European gold medallist just shortly before his Olympic debut in Beijing – where he became Great Britain’s second youngest male Olympian, aged just 14.
Nile Wilson became Team GB's first gymnast to ever medal on the horizontal bar when he secured bronze at Rio 2016.
Born in Oxfordshire, Will Satch was educated at Shiplake College near Henley-on-Thames where he still rows for Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world.
Desiree Henry was one of seven who lit the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony after being nominated by double Olympic champion decathlete Daley Thompson.
Owain Doull has helped Great Britain win three European team pursuit titles, as well as back-to-back silver medals at the World Championships.
Amy Tinkler was not only the youngest Team GB medallist at Rio 2016, but the youngest member of the entire 366-strong squad.
Vicky Holland made history at Rio 2016 by becoming the first Team GB athlete to win an Olympic women's triathlon medal and Tokyo 2020 will be her third Olympic Games.
A former world junior mini-trampoline champion, Asha Philip became the first British woman to achieve a global 100m title when she won gold at the 2007 World Youth Championships.
Bryony Page made history at Rio 2016 in winning Team GB's first ever Olympic trampoline medal after the Crewe-born gymnast claimed silver in Brazil.