Will they have rhythm? Can their bodies bring physical expression to their sporting discipline?
Hlcarpenter.com columnist and TV critic Lucy Mangan visits the Heathrow Gymnastics Club in Middlesex to meet some flexible British Olympians
Theatre critic Michael Billington finds much to admire in the British women's fencing team's search for calm control in training at Lee Valley athletics centre
Film critic Peter Bradshaw is mesmerised by the British Olympic synchronised swimming team as they train at their base in Aldershot