TODAY IN HISTORY -  (1963) the 15 thieves involved in the Great Train Robbery, escape in an ex-British Army  truck and two stolen Land Rover four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles,  making off with some $7 million in stolen loot. (1992) The first Olympic basketball team comprised of NBA stars! The "Dream Team" easily took gold home. Some of the players included: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. #todayinhistory #train #olympics #dreamteam

On this day in History, Land Rovers used in famous Great Train Robbery on Aug Learn more about what happened today on History.

There are many universal "firsts" when it comes to growing up... If you're a British royal, you can add one more to the list: first Buckingham Palace garden party. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie both made their first garden party appearances today at Buckingham Palace, joining their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew. Their towering fellow guests were the members of the Team GB Olympic Basketball Team.

PHOTOS: Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie Attend First Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Laughing with guests and charming everyone they meet: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie get full marks for first ever appearance at Buckingham Palace garden party

http://uk.mycityportal.net - British basketball: 'The idea of a legacy from London 2012 is laughable,' says ... - The Independent

British basketball: The idea of a legacy from London 2012 is laughable, says John Amaechi

“The Olympic legacy stuff is so much b******s,” said John Amaechi. One of Britain’s most famous basketball players is talking about what was the Olympic handball arena, now known as The Copper Box.

Basketball by Huntley Muir  Royal Mail first class postage stamps launched for London 2012 Olympic Games

Royal Mail first class postage stamps launched for London 2012 Olympic Games

Basketball by Huntley Muir Royal Mail first class postage stamps launched for London 2012 Olympic Games

London's Successful Bid for Olympic Games, 2012 1st Stamp (2005) Basketball

London's Successful Bid for Olympic Games, 2012 Stamp Basketball

London 2012 Basketball Arena by Sinclair Knight Merz Wilkinson Eyre and KSS

London 2012 Basketball Arena by Sinclair Knight Merz

Olympic Basketball Arena Building Two thirds of the structure will be reusable after the games are over, when the building will be completely dismantled.

Basketball Olympic 50p

This Basketball Olympic was issued as part of a series of 29 Olympic in commemoration of London with each coin featuring a different Olympic Sport.

London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena by , via Flickr

The temporary seater Olympic Basketball Arena for London 2012

For the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the Royal Mint is issuing a series of 50-pence pieces celebrating all 29 sports of the Olympics and Paralympic Games.  This one is for basketball.

The Basketball coin, designed by Sarah Payne, comes in a fun and vibrant pack, making the London 2012 Sports Collection a special set of coins for all the family.

Basketball Arena Third delivery of the infographic series about the newest venues in the Olympic Park.

Olympic Venues PART 3 - The Basketball Arena by Hugo A. Sánchez, via Behance

Discount UK Sporting Events 2017 British Basketball GB V Greece - Family Option Available! From £10 for a ticket to see GB V Greece senior men's basketball at the Copper Box Arena, Olympic Park - save up to 55%

Discount UK Sporting Events 2017 British Basketball GB V Greece - Family Option Available! From for a ticket to see GB V Greece senior men's basketball at the Copper Box Arena, Olympic Park - save up to

Great Britain and the USA will go head-to-head later this year when they meet at the Manchester Arena in July – the first time the USA Basketball women’s team will have competed on British soil. Welcome Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time WNBA Champion Swin Cash from the USA, and our very own Jo Leedham, the star forward who averaged 12 points per game in last year’s EuroBasket.

Great Britain and the USA will go head-to-head later this year when they meet at the Manchester Arena in July - the first time the USA Basketball women’s team

Mo Farah Becomes British Olympic Hero, Wins 5,000 and 10,000-Meter ...

Mo Farah Becomes British Olympic Hero, Wins 5,000 and 10,000-Meter Double

To celebrate 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games,  the British Embassy in Washington hosted an Olympic-themed competition among DC Embassies. Staff from area embassies and the US State Department gathered at Reeves Field in Washington to test their abilities at some of the disciplines that will be on display at the London Games. From the 100 metre dash to penalty kicks, shot-put to basketball, diplomats from around Washington competed for guts, glory, and London 2012 baseball…

To celebrate 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British Embassy in Washington hosted an Olympic-themed competition among DC Embassies. Staff from area embassies and the US State Department gathered at Reeves Field in Washington to test their abilities at some of the disciplines that will be on display at the London Games. From the 100 metre dash to penalty kicks, shot-put to basketball, diplomats from around Washington competed for guts, glory, and London 2012 baseball…

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