Our Olympic people

From participation in the Games themselves, through to providing media expert comment on Olympic topics, Southampton staff, students and alumni have contributed in many ways to the huge success of the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Olympic legacy.

2012 participants

Alison Young – University alumna now in the GB sailing team

Pavlos Kontides – Silver medal-winning University student in the Cyprus sailing team

Rob Tobin - University alumnus now in the GB 4x400m team

Stacie Powell - University alumna now in the GB diving team

Adam Knott - TASS student in goalball team

2012 volunteers

Alison Woodward - Technical Official, Paralympic Swimming Competition

Briony Thomson - protocol team leader

Josh Prince - First Aider, King's Cross Station

Eliot Curtis - BT London Live performer

Olympic alumni

University of Southampton alumni have a proud history of Olympic achievements. Find out more about our Olympic alumni.


Kangjing He - PhD researcher in Transportation Research Group

Mostafa Soleimani - a PhD researcher in Tribology

Our Olympic experts

The University of Southampton has a number of academics, coaches and engineers, who can provide an insight into a variety of topics from sports history and psychology to the latest in cutting edge research in sport. Find out more about our Olympic experts.