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UK Sport: Tall and Talented 2016

   Tall and Talented Britons are wanted to try out for the 2016 Olympic Games!A nationwide talent search is calling for 15 - 22 year old athletic men over 6’3” and women over 5’11” to apply to represent Great Britain in Rio de Janeiro. They have until 16th November 2009 to do so via the announcement on the 3rd October that Rio will host the next Olympics after London, UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport have joined forces to find athletes capable of representing and winning medals for Great Britain in Brazil in 2016.  Tall and Talented, is looking for exceptionally tall men and woman who could find success in sports where height can give an athlete a real advantage, such as rowing and basketball.Applicants are invited to sign up and test for a number of sports to see whether they have the potential. The opportunities to students are genuine and we’d encourage you to grasp this opportunity and who knows, you could be standing on the podium at Rio in 2016.  If this is you or someone you know….Aged between 15 and 22 years oldExceptionally tall (men over 190cm and women over 180cm)Competing in any sport at a MINIMUM of county/regional levelQuick, agile and skilful AND/OR fit, powerful and stron  g Mentally tough and competitive Up for a once in a lifetime opportunity to become part of Britain’s sporting elite  …then we’d urge you to sign up now! To sign up for Talent 2016: Tall and Talented, or to register interest in future Talent 2016 campaigns, applicants should submit their details before 23 November 2009 at If you are a current or prospective Cardiff University student please click here for further information on our Sports Bursary Programme.