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Published on Jul 29, 2012
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.
Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place at five different venues. The venues are the London Velopark for track cycling and BMX, and Hadleigh Farm in Essex for mountain biking. The road racing will take place over a course starting and ending in the Mall and heading into Surrey, the road time trial will be held at Hampton Court Palace.
Marianne Vos, (born 13 May 1987) is a Dutch cyclo-cross, road bicycle racer and track racer. After winning a junior European and world championship in road racing, she continued in senior cycling by becoming world champion in cyclo-cross and road racing at the age of 19. Vos added track racing world championships when she won the points race in 2008 and the scratch race in 2011. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the points race. In 2012 Olympics, she won a gold medal in the womens' road race.
Kate Silverton (born 4 August 1970) is an English journalist, currently employed by the BBC. Silverton attended West Hatch High School in Chigwell, Essex, where she was a champion swimmer and started to compete in the triathlon. She was a Girl Guide and gained the Queen's Guide Award. She spent a year studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics before switching to psychology and graduated from Durham University where she attended St. Cuthbert's Society. Kate went to Zimbabwe with Raleigh International, spending her gap year working for them in Egypt and Lebanon. Silverton worked for a London-based bank before becoming a journalist. She trained with the BBC working on Look North news before becoming a reporter and presenter at Tyne Tees Television. She was a panellist on Five's The Wright Stuff, The Heaven and Earth Show, Big Strong Boys and Weekend Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 Live, before joining BBC News.