Jonathan Edwards - Olympic Triple Jump Gold MedallistSport | BBC News | Broadcast on 23-07-12 at 04:30 | 30min extratime (2 videos)
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More than 10,000 athletes are about to compete at the London Olympics. The spotlight will be on them, but one former champion will take a particular interest. Jonathan Edwards won Olympic gold in the triple jump, and his world record in the event has stood secure for 17 years. On present form no triple jumper to competing in London looks close to breaking it.Edwards was also part of London's bid team when the city was awarded the games in 2005. Now he is the athletes' representative on the games organising committee, overseeing preparations for the athletes. London is almost at the start line, but what did it take to get this far? Jonathan Edwards talks to Rob Bonnet.
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