Legal challenges come from all directions.

British Paralympic Association and Hogan Lovells UK

Hogan Lovells is proud to be a Gold Partner of, and official legal services provider to, the British Paralympic Association.

We've been supporting Ollie since June 2015. Ollie started swimming at a young age, but it was watching his brother, Sam, compete in the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 that inspired him to become a ParalympicsGB athlete. Since then, Ollie has become one of the greatest Paralympians in British swimming history – as one of the few athletes to hold the titles Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champion simultaneously.

Name: Ollie Hynd

Length of career: 9 years competing internationally 

Top 3 accolades: 

1) Paralympic gold at London 2012

2) Double Paralympic gold at Rio 2016

3) Double world record at Rio 2016

How you got into your sport: I got into the sport due to my parents wanting me to learn to swim. I always loved being in the water and was very competitive at a young age, so this lead to me joining my local swimming club. I gradually built my way up, until I was selected to train with Nova centurion swimming squad, who I still train with today. I started off competing at regional level until I had progressed all the way to representing GB in 2011.

Your proudest moment in sport: My proudest moment in sport would be winning two gold medals at the Rio 2016 games.

Favourite/iconic moment in sporting History: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the winning goal for Manchester United in the 99’ Champions league final.

Your most inspiring sporting hero/figure: Michael Phelps and Cristiano Ronaldo

New Stories

280 Medals Seven Incredible Years And A Chance To Help Transform Society

Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, British Paralympic Association

Quick view Full view

New Stories

Athlete snapshot - James Barnes-Miller

James Barnes-Miller in Revelstoke Canada, as he prepared for his final world cup races. Next stop - the Paralympics in PyeongChang!

Quick view Full view

New Stories

Athlete snapshot – Jack Daniel Peters

Jack Daniel Peters: "Diving out the start gate, chasing the Paralympic dream in Veysonnaz, Switzerland."

Quick view Full view

New Stories

Back to Racing, by Kelly Gallagher

I’ve been a little rusty at racing as I’ve been focused this whole year on overcoming my fear of speed after injury.

Quick view Full view

New Stories

An interview with Hogan Lovells GB Para-athlete Bursary 2017 recipient – James Barnes-Miller

Watch our two part interview with GB Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller.

Quick view Full view

Press Releases

Paving the road to sporting success for seven GB Para-athletes awarded Hogan Lovells bursary

Hogan Lovells today announces the recipients of its GB Para-Athlete Bursary to support aspiring Paralympians in the run-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and the Tokyo 2020 ...

Quick view Full view
Loading data