Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Gordon Banks
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Another member of that 1966 World Cup-winning England national team, goalie Gordon Banks was picked by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics as the second best goalkeeper of the 20th century after Russian goalie Lev Yashin. His 1970 World Cup save of a goalbound header from Pelé is often regarded as arguably the greatest save ever.


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