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Meet your Olympic Food Champions

As one of Britain’s fastest ever women in the 800m, Lynsey Sharp knows how to find her top gear. And now she’s sharing the secret of success with you.

Lynsey’s ‘how to’ video is part of The Food Champions Project – a collection of 40 recipes revealing the refuelling secrets of sports champions. Elite athletes including cyclist Mark Cavendish, Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds and sprinter Adam Gemili have all shared their best-kept food secrets.

The Food Champions Project is a collaboration between The National Lottery and the English Institute of Sport (EIS). Thanks to you, lottery funding supports our 1,300 elite athletes on their roads to Rio including access to the country’s top sports nutritionists at the EIS who work daily with many of GB’s leading Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

And that makes YOU a key part of Team GB. On Saturday August 27th we’re inviting everyone to take part in the nation’s biggest ever sports day. You’re invited to join our homecoming Olympic heroes and say ‘I Am Team GB’.

Brought to you by The National Lottery and ITV, I Am Team GB will feature thousands of fun, free events across the country. To celebrate the support you give Team GB by playing The National Lottery, our Olympians will be there too.

If you’d like to host an event at your local sports club, it’s free and easy to get involved – sign up at

For more recipes from The Food Champions Project, see

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