Saturday, 23 October 2010

Live Web-Chat with Ben Ainslie

Live Web-Chat with Triple Olympic Gold Medallist Ben Ainslie CBE, Wednesday, 27th October 2010 at 1700 BST (1800CEST, 0500NZDST)

Britain's most successful Olympic sailor, triple Olympic gold medallist BEN AINSLIE CBE will be live and answering your questions.

Ben has just confirmed he will be campaigning full time for his place at the 2012 Olympics.

This is your chance to get your questions answered by Britain's most successful Olympic sailor.


* Qualifying and training for the 2012 Olympics
* The Olympic experience - what he expects London will deliver in 2012
* Getting involved in the sport and the best route through to the Olympics
* Nutrition and fitness
* Your technical sailing questions

Click here to post your questions now

PLUS - Ben's favourite question will win a signed copy of his autobiography, Close to the Wind

About Ben Ainslie CBE

Ben Ainslie is Britain's most successful Olympic sailor of all time, in total he has won three gold medals and one silver.

Ben won his first Olympic medal at just 19 years old - silver in the Laser class at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Four years later, he achieved every athlete's dream of Olympic gold on Sydney Harbour. For the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Ben switched to the larger Finn dinghy he again won Olympic gold. In August 2008 Ben proved his was still the best by winning his third straight Olympic gold medal.

Ben's sailing achievements are unprecedented not only is he a triple Olympic gold medallist, he is also a nine times World champion, eight times European Champion and three times ISAF world sailor of the year. Ben's next aspiration is to qualify for and bring back a historic fourth gold in the London 2012 Olympics.