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Accountancy's Olympians

With just days to go, we're finally giving in to the Olympic hype. Blame the ICAEW president, Mark Spofforth, whose daughter Gemma is a GB medal hope in the backstroke.

Not quite as prominent, but still on the fringes of the GB synchronised swimming squad is CIOT tax policy director John Whiting's daughter (not sure, but we think this is her).

Our colleagues in the US on are already 'a flutter about the chances of Milwaukee-based Ernst & Young tax accountant Gwen Jorgensen in the women's triathlon. But spare a thought for Alisha Williams, who missed selection after 60-hour weeks preparing tax returns interfered with her training for long-distance running events.

Can you help us track down any other competitors with links to the profession? When the wall-to-wall TV coverage starts rolling, it'll give us a little something extra to cheer.

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Cantona1 |

Ed McKeever - a big chance in the kayak

John Stokdyk |
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Away from the arenas…

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