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Hoy,

island, 13 mi (21 km) long and 6 mi (9.7 km) wide, off N Scotland, second largest of the Orkney IslandsOrkney Islands,
archipelago and council area (1991 pop. 19,650), 376 sq mi (974 sq km), N Scotland, consisting of about 70 islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, N of Scottish mainland across the Pentland Firth. About 20 islands are inhabited.
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. It is located at the southwestern side of the Scapa Flow anchorage. Ward Hill (1,565 ft/477 m) is one of many hills on the island; magnificent cliffs line the shore. There are some farms in the northeastern section, but the midland is a barren moor. Lyness, on the east coast, was headquarters of the Scapa Flow naval base. The Old Man of Hoy, a sandstone pinnacle 450 ft (137 m) high, is a famous sailors' landmark. The Dwarfie Stone, a huge sandstone block with hollowed rooms inside, is a Viking relic.

hoy

Nautical
1. a freight barge
2. a coastal fishing and trading vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used during the 17th and 18th centuries
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Privately figures in British Cycling have known for some time that Hoy, who won his first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004, is preparing to retire after four Olympic Games and a British record six gold medals, including two in the capital last August and three in Beijing in 2008.
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The 20-year-old from Cheshunt won team pursuit and omnium gold at London 2012 as Hoy won two titles to take his total to six, overtaking Sir Steve Redgrave as the most decorated British Olympian of all time.
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Hoy won three Olympic gold medals in the sprint, keirin and team sprint four years ago to add to his kilometre time trial crown from Athens in 2004.
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