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Olympics News Archive - June 2012

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London 2012: David Millar's return adds spice for Olympic selectors
The Critérium du Dauphiné stage race, which starts on Sunday with a prologue time trial in Grenoble, has a British defending winner in Bradley Wiggins and will play a key part in the buildup to the Tour de France, but there is an additional twist: the pre
1st June 2012

London 2012: why reaching the start line is worth gold to Qatari sprinter
Even for a 17-year-old, Noor al-Malki is slight, just a touch over 5ft (1.52 metres) tall and a little under 45kg. That small frame shoulders a heavy burden: this summer Noor will become the first female athlete ever to compete for Qatar in the Olympics.
1st June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: GB Taekwondo will not appeal against BOA decision
GB Taekwondo will not appeal against the British Olympics Association's request to reconsider its selection for the London Olympics, leaving the door open for Aaron Cook to make the team.
1st June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: West Ham laugh off Hearn's groundshare plan
West Ham have rejected a suggestion from the Leyton Orient chairman, Barry Hearn, to consider groundsharing at the Olympic Stadium.
1st June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Team GB fencing selection sparks controversy
Seven fencers have been named to represent Great Britain in individual events at the London Olympics, but the list was controversial to say the least.
1st June 2012

Publicans push the boat out for jubilee, Euros, and Olympics
Leicestershire landlord Andrew Southerden is awaiting delivery of a 17ft rowing boat to stand outside the 18th century pub he has transformed into a ship for the Queen's Jubilee.
1st June 2012

With one giant leap, Robbie fires himself into gold medal contention for London
You may think you have already seen quite enough of Robbie Grabarz, but next time the Union Flag could be wrapped around his shoulders in the Olympic Stadium.
1st June 2012

You may think you have already seen quite enough of Robbie Grabarz, but next time the Union Flag could be wrapped around his shoulders in the Olympic Stadium.
Algerian athletes will not be allowed at London 2012 if they refuse to compete against Israelis. Kayaker Nasreddine Baghdadi refused to race against an Israeli at a regatta in Germany last weekend, a serious breach of the Olympic code of ethics.
1st June 2012

Olympic Games 2012: police plan pre-emptive arrests to stop disruption
Scotland Yard is preparing to launch pre-emptive arrests of individuals plotting to disrupt the Olympic Games. The head of the force's security operation for London 2012 revealed that it would act if it found intelligence that criminals were targeting the
2nd June 2012

Rebecca Adlington takes 800m gold in Mare Nostrum swimming series
Britons dominated day one of the Barcelona leg of the Mare Nostrum series, securing a haul of 13 medals including five golds.
2nd June 2012

Olympic torch relay makes its way to Northern Ireland
The Giant's Causeway and the mountains of Mourne are both on the itinerary as the Olympic torch relay reaches Northern Ireland.
2nd June 2012

Justin Gatlin: I'm not coming to London to win bronze or silver, I want Bolt's gold!
Justin Gatlin does not care that Usain Bolt laughs at the challenge he is mounting for 100 metres supremacy this summer - nor that the blue riband event of the London Olympics could be tainted by the spectre of drugs.
2nd June 2012

Farah sends out Olympic warning by winning 5,000m in fastest time this year
Mo Farah passed his first major test of the Olympic summer with flying colours by winning the 5,000 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene in the fastest time in the world this year.
2nd June 2012

Hockey star Herbert reveals agony as she misses Games again
British forward Beckie Herbert has revealed that she learned of her failure to make the London Olympics by email.
2nd June 2012

London 2012: Rebecca Adlington receives abusive message on Twitter
Rebecca Adlington has been receiving abusive messages on Twitter after revealing "nasty comments" meant the double Olympic champion would be using it sparingly during London 2012.
3rd June 2012

What a bunch of Twits! Adlington hits back at online abuse
Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has been receiving abusive messages on Twitter after revealing 'nasty comments' meant she would be using it sparingly during the 2012 Olympics.
3rd June 2012

Blow for Joe! Injured runner Thomas ruled out of Olympics and track season
British 800 metres runner Joe Thomas has revealed he will miss the Olympics through injury.
3rd June 2012

It was amazing, says teenage whiz Gemili after sprinting into Olympic contention
Adam Gemili admitted he struggled to contain his excitement after his stunning breakthrough run of 10.08 seconds lifted him to the top of the British rankings.
3rd June 2012

London 2012: Adam Gemili may give Olympics a miss despite fast time
18-year-old sprinter has secured Olympic A standard Coach insists he is focused on World Junior Championships
4th June 2012

I'm going to the Olympics! Bellamy reveals Pearce has picked him for GB
Liverpool and Wales striker Craig Bellamy claims he has been included in Stuart Pearce's Team GB squad for the Olympic Game as one of the three over-aged players.
4th June 2012

Opening ceremony orchestra is silenced
Musicians in the London Symphony Orchestra will have to mime their performance in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics because a live performance is deemed too risky.
4th June 2012

Day 17: Olympic Flame visits Giant's Causeway and crosses the Peace Bridge
Today the Olympic Torch Relay will travel 45.15 miles through nine communities, with 60 Torchbearers carrying the Flame from Portrush to Derry~Londonderry.
4th June 2012

London 2012 security operation investigating 500,000 people
The backgrounds of up to 500,000 people are being scrutinised in an unprecedented security screening designed to stop the Olympic Games being disrupted by criminals or terrorists, the Guardian has learned.
5th June 2012

London 2012: MI5 expects wave of terrorism warnings before Olympics
Security service braced for deluge of unsifted intelligence tipoffs concerning Games from foreign agencies.
5th June 2012

Seb Coe promised an 'uplifting torch relay to inspire a generation'. So are these really the role models to do it?
The intention was that 8,000 local heroes with tales to motivate young people would carry the flame around Britain. But the 2012 sponsors had their own ideas. Tom Peck reports
5th June 2012

Day 18: Flame makes its way from Derry~Londonderry to Newry
Today the Olympic Flame will travel 146.45 miles through 21 communities on its journey from Derry~Londonderry to Newry, carried by 98 inspirational Torchbearers.
5th June 2012

London 2012: Constantine Louloudis fails to make GB's Olympic squad
The GB Olympic rowing squad is being hailed as the strongest ever selected but there was a notable absentee from the list of names announced just across the road from Windsor Castle on Wednesday. Time appears to have run out for Constantine Louloudis, the
6th June 2012

London 2012: Aaron Cook considers legal action after taekwondo rejection
The British Olympic Association is considering the unprecedented step of forcing GB Taekwondo to select Aaron Cook, the world No1, after he was rejected for Olympic selection for a third time on Wednesday.
6th June 2012

London 2012: Dwain Chambers misses Olympic qualifying time in France
Briton second behind Ainsley Waugh in 100m at Montreuil Chambers's time of 10.46sec way off Olympic qualifying 10.18
6th June 2012

Day 19: Olympic Flame travels from Dublin to Belfast
The Olympic Flame will be carried by 91 Torchbearers today as it travels 124.97 miles from Dublin to Belfast.
6th June 2012

Olympic torch lands safely in Scotland despite wind and rain
Dance teacher carries flame off ferry from Northern Ireland as relay prepares to travel through all 32 council areas of Scotland.
7th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley aims to confirm Team GB diving spot
18-year-old makes emotional reappearance at Sheffield Barring mishaps, Team GB selection should be a formality
7th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Aaron Cook taekwondo row 'embarrassing' Britain
Sports minister Hugh Robertson voices concerns World No1 instructs lawyers to look at his options
7th June 2012

London 2012: World Taekwondo Federation intervenes over Aaron Cook
WTF to review British Olympic team's selection process World No1 Aaron Cook rejected three times
7th June 2012

London 2012: Australia Olympic swimmers in trouble over gun photo
Picture of Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk causes controversy Australian Olympic squad members posed with shotguns
7th June 2012

Pure gold to have Becks at the London Olympics
Anyone who was at Wembley last Saturday could not fail to understand why David Beckham had to be in Great Britain's Olympic football team at London 2012.
7th June 2012

Israel bars Palestinian athlete from Paralympic celebration
Israel has barred a paralysed Palestinian athlete who lives in Gaza from an Olympics celebration sponsored by the British government.
7th June 2012

BOA to consult World Taekwondo Federation over controversial Olympic omission of Aaron Cook
The British Olympic Association are to consult the World Taekwondo Federation in the next 24 hours as the decision to overlook world number one Aaron Cook for London 2012 comes under increasing scrutiny.
7th June 2012

Firm in row over unpaid stewards for Jubilee to have Olympic fire safety role
The security company embroiled in the row over unpaid workers at the Queen's Jubilee celebrations has been given a leading role in fire safety at the London Olympics, The Independent has learnt.
7th June 2012

Landmine victim Malek Mohammed going for gold at Paralympics
Malek Mohammed was 11 when he lost his legs - another statistic in the endless Afghan war. But this one may have a happy ending in London
7th June 2012

Team GB get well versed in anthem politics
If the Jubilee celebrations showed us anything (other than what a 64-year-old looks like hula-hooping), it's that nobody knows any of the words to "God Save The Queen" beyond the first verse. After a strong start at the pop concert, as soon as "O Lord our
7th June 2012

Day 20: Olympic Flame travels from Newcastle to Stranraer
The Olympic Flame continues its journey today, travelling 118.9 miles from Northern Ireland to Scotland.
7th June 2012

London 2012 celebrates 50 days to go until the Olympic Games
With 50 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has unveiled 50 ways for people across the UK and around the world to join in with the Games.
7th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: thousands more tickets go on sale
Tickets for some of the Games' most popular events, including opening and closing ceremonies, will be available from 11am.
8th June 2012

Exclusive: Team DB! Beckham handed dream call for Olympics squad
David Beckham will crown his glittering international career by spearheading Great Britain's Olympic football challenge at the London Games.
8th June 2012

Olympic fakes seized by customs officials
Thousands of fake Olympic goods have been seized at ports and airports across the UK in the run-up to next month's Games, the Border Force said today.
8th June 2012

Government asked: Why are you allowing 'tainted' G4S to handle Olympic security?
Donald Macintyre reveals the growing row about a company which also works in the West Bank's 'illegal' Jewish settlements.
8th June 2012

Sports Minister Hugh Robertson expects corporate ticket row over London 2012
The Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said he expects he and the London 2012 Organising Committee will "get some stick" when it is revealed just how many of the top tickets have gone to corporate sponsors rather than on sale to the public.
8th June 2012

Baltacha's Olympic dream lifted by wild-card appeal
Judy Murray, the captain of Britain's Fed Cup team, and Roger Draper, the chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association, have lobbied the International Tennis Federation for two wild cards for home players in the women's singles at this summer's Olympic
8th June 2012

Day 21: Olympic Flame spends its first full day in Scotland
A total of 128 Torchbearers will carry the Flame through 22 Scottish communities beginning with Ross Mcclelland, 21, from Ayr. Ross serves in the British Army and dreams of becoming a long-distance runner and competing in the Olympics. He will start with
8th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: British trio added to triathlon medal push
Vicky Holland, Lucy Hall and Stuart Hayes confirmed in team They join Alistair Brownlee, Jonny Brownlee and Helen Jenkins.
9th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Dwain Chambers shy of qualifying time again
Sprinter wins 100m in Turin but fails to meet standard Further pressure builds ahead of Olympic trials in June.
9th June 2012

David Beckham in provisional 35-man Team GB squad for London 2012
Beckham in running as one of three older players Stuart Pearce to name final 18-man squad on 6 July.
9th June 2012

World No 1 Cook's Olympic dream over as BOA ratify Muhammad
Lutalo Muhammad's nomination for London 2012 has been ratified by the British Olympic Association after a review of the selection procedure.
9th June 2012

Paralympics: Murderball on wheels
It's fast, it's rough and it's set to be a highlight of the Paralympics. But what's it really like to play wheelchair rugby? Tom Peck joined the Team GB stars to find out...
9th June 2012

The Last Word: Should London 2012 selection be subjective or objective?
The Australian team in 2000 was still being inked in minutes before an IOC deadline.
9th June 2012

Former paperboy Farrell has eye on making his own headlines during London 2012
He is unknown at home, but US college student from Carlisle is hot on Mo Farah's heels in 5,000m
9th June 2012

Day 22: Olympic Flame crosses Loch Ness during journey from Glasgow to Inverness
The Olympic Flame will travel over 169 miles across Scotland today, taking in Loch Ness as it journeys from Glasgow to Inverness.
9th June 2012

London 2012: Where's the lasting economic legacy?
Angry business leaders are putting pressure on ministers to relax International Olympic Committee rules, as London once again falls prey to the big-spending sponsors.
10th June 2012

When your Olympic dream dies, you face the nightmare alone
Dame Kelly Holmes criticises the lack of support for the hopefuls who face last-minute rejection.
10th June 2012

Dame Kelly Holmes criticises the lack of support for the hopefuls who face last-minute rejection
When all the arguments over selection end, the sport's funding will become the real issue.
10th June 2012

Where's the science at Cultural Olympiad, asks Lord Winston
A leading scientist has hit out at the Cultural Olympiad, saying organisers should "hang their heads in shame" at the lack of science in the four-year celebration.
10th June 2012

Day 23: Olympic Flame visits Orkney and Shetland islands on journey from Inverness to Stornoway
The Olympic Flame will travel 29.7 miles today, visiting the Orkney and Shetland islands and taking in John O'Groats on its journey from Inverness to Stornoway.
10th June 2012

Train cleaners win Olympic bonus
Workers who clean trains on the West Coast main line are to receive a £400 bonus for working during the Olympic Games.
11th June 2012

London 2012: Cows take the stage in Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Real sheep, real cows, real horses, real grass, real ploughing and two battling mosh pits are to open the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
12th June 2012

Zara Phillips hoping it's third time lucky after being selected for Olympics
Zara Phillips hopes it can be a case of third time lucky after being selected for her Olympics debut.
12th June 2012

China threatens Leeds Olympic base pull-out over Dalai Lama visit
Chinese officials have threatened to pull the country's Olympic athletes out of their training camp in Leeds due to a scheduled visit by the Dalai Lama to the city, it was reported today.
13th June 2012

David Millar named in Team GB Olympic squad
David Millar was today named in Great Britain's Olympic cycling team alongside Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.
13th June 2012

Olympic Games' security firm CPUK may face watchdog investigation
The company which became embroiled in the row over unpaid workers at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations may be investigated by the security industry watchdog over the issue, the Home Secretary has announced.
13th June 2012

Forget the doomsayers. GB athletes can win 16 medals at Games, says stats man
Stan Greenberg's updated weekly UK track-and-field performance lists arrived on Monday with a customary covering message. "Things are starting to look so good that I am really beginning to get scared - that I have severely underestimated our possible meda
13th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: how to stay in the capital for free
A rise in demand for house sitters in London means savvy visitors could stay in luxurious accommodation during the Olympics - without paying a penny
14th June 2012

An Olympic record? Games set to be under budget
With six weeks to go, organisers say they hope to return up to £476m to Treasury.
14th June 2012

'Cheated' Cook moves closer to court challenge over selection
'Until it's dead we are not going to give up,' insists manager of taekwondo world No 1.
14th June 2012

Armstrong confronted with legal charges by US drug authorities
The United States Anti-Doping Agency have initiated legal proceedings over allegations of doping against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
14th June 2012

Robbie Grabarz: London gold the aim of his naked ambition
New attitude sees high jumper leap to second in the world via a spot of nude modelling
14th June 2012

London 2012: Improving rivals threaten British rowing medal hopes
With just over 40 days to go before the start of the Olympic Regatta, it is clear that the world's top crews are gradually closing the gap on their British rivals. Though three out of the four British crews expected to challenge strongly for Olympic Gold
15th June 2012

Tessa Jowell lauds Olympic Park as model for public-private partnerships
Tessa Jowell, the shadow minister for the Olympics, has urged the government to learn the lessons of the construction of the Olympic Park, claiming its successful completion should form the blueprint for a new model of public-private partnership.
15th June 2012

London 2012: David Roberts wins appeal over Paralympic selection
Swimmer can now ask British Swimming to reconsider Roberts did not make the original team
15th June 2012

London 2012: David Millar relieved by Olympic selection
Millar believes selection is like removal of handcuffs Cyclist aims barb at 'white knight' Sir Chris Hoy.
15th June 2012

Photo essay: Britain's 1948 Olympians today
To mark the London 2012 Olympics Katherine Green turned her camera on athletes who competed the last time the Games were held in the British capital.
15th June 2012

50,000 new Olympic tickets released
A new batch of about 50,000 tickets to events in the Olympic Park are on sale, London 2012 said today.
15th June 2012

London Olympic countdown: six weeks to go
Team GB travel to Loughborough to get their kit on and it's crunch time for track and field atheletes.
16th June 2012

Andy Murray is first tennis player to qualify for GB Olympic team
Criteria for automatic selection is being ranked in the world's top 56 players and Murray, at No 4, cruises through.
16th June 2012

London 2012: Australia men's four shock GB Olympic rowing gold hopes
Treble Olympic champion Drew Ginn leads semi-final shock Stunned British crew aim to hit back in Sunday's final
16th June 2012

Bus union threatens to strike over Games bonus
London buses will come to a halt next Friday as workers walk out in a strike over not being paid an Olympic bonus.
16th June 2012

Olympics & sport: Hadid will go to the Palace (but not to her Aquatics Centre)
Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, who recently complained about not being given a single ticket to watch the Olympic swimming in the Aquatics Centre she designed, will be able to content herself with a day out at the Palace.
16th June 2012

Recognition for members of London 2012 delivery team in The Queen's Birthday Honours List
The Queen's Birthday Honours List includes recognition for a number of people associated with the construction of the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the former UK Olympics Minister.
16th June 2012

Day 29: Olympic Flame to visit Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall
Today the Olympic Flame will travel 98.90 miles through 17 communities on its journey from Gateshead to Durham.
16th June 2012

London 2012: Firefighting Minis to patrol Olympic park
Olympic emergency response team to be based around five converted Minis loaned in sponsorship deal with BMW.
17th June 2012

Olympic park workers 'blacklisted over political views'
MPs hear of two men fired from Olympic site in east London during inquiry into political persecution in the construction industry.
17th June 2012

Excuses for failing a doping test: 'It was the dodgy toothpaste'
Tampered toothpaste, sexual enhancement drugs, and massage cream are just some of the unusual excuses for failing an Olympic drugs test revealed in a book out this week.
17th June 2012

Soldiers left out of 2012 shooting team
Two members of the Army suspect prejudice and a post-Dunblane sensitivity to guns is behind their exclusion from the Olympics.
17th June 2012

Roald Bradstock: Still throwing caution to wind after half a century
It was on 10 June 1984 that Roald Bradstock took part in his first Olympic trials. "It was in Gateshead, and on my very first throw I pulled my groin," recalls the javelin thrower and professional artist who has come to be known as "the Olympic Picasso".
17th June 2012

Day 30: Olympic Flame visits Hartlepool Maritime Experience on journey from Durham to Middlesbrough
Today the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will travel 83.70 miles through 19 communities on its journey from Durham to Middlesbrough.
17th June 2012

Mark Cavendish powers to first stage-race victory of career
Team Sky rider finishes safely in main pack in Netherlands Cavendish to relax before Tour de France and London 2012
17th June 2012

Day 30: Olympic Flame visits Hartlepool Maritime Experience on journey from Durham to Middlesbrough
Today the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will travel 83.70 miles through 19 communities on its journey from Durham to Middlesbrough.
17th June 2012

London 2012: IOC suspends ticket sales for 2014 during investigation
Revelations about black market tickets prompt inquiry. Sochi Winter Olympics ticket allocations held back.
18th June 2012

Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter: bar Ukraine president from Olympics
Eugenia Tymoshenko calls on David Cameron to withdraw invitation, saying Euro 2012 boycott has been ineffective.
18th June 2012

Day 31: Love burns brightly on the Olympic Torch Relay
As the Olympic Torch Relay travels from Middlesborough to Hull, cheered along its way by thousands of spectators, the day has been made even more special for one member of the crowd.
18th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Rebecca Adlington to hone turns and breathing
Swimmer will use UK championships to fine tune technique Adlington will swim the 200m and 800m at Ponds Forge
19th June 2012

London 2012: ticket touting is coming home, say police
For some it is a family business they see as little different to being a market trader; others have links to organised crime.
19th June 2012

Day 32: Princess Beatrice greets Olympic Flame at Harewood House on its journey from Hull to York
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice will welcome the Olympic Flame as it visits Harewood House shortly after midday today.
19th June 2012

London 2012: Jenny Meadows a doubt for Olympic Games
800m runner yet to race this year Jeanette Kwakye also struggling with injury
20th June 2012

London 2012: Rebecca Adlington may give up on chance for three medals
Swimmer says Jo Jackson should make 4x200 freestyle squad Adlington: They should pick 'the four girls who are fresh'
20th June 2012

Britain urged to ban royal head of Bahrain Olympic committee
Son of Bahrain's king set to visit London 2012 despite being accused of violating athletes' human rights during Arab spring
20th June 2012

London 2012: Australian water polo team hit by whooping cough
Coach and two of women's team fall ill at training camp Bacterial disease leads to cancellation of pre-Games meet
20th June 2012

Olympic tickets: police draw up hitlist in crackdown on black market
Thirty international websites and 970 individuals targeted in operation against London 2012 ticket touts and scams
20th June 2012

Day 33: Olympic Flame travels on the Scots Guardsman and visits Aysgarth Falls
Today the Olympic Flame will travel 134.48 miles through 13 communities on its journey from York to Carlisle.
20th June 2012

London 2012: Aaron Cook's lawyers in new move over taekwondo selection
Letter to BOA claims new evidence shows process was flawed Lutalo Muhammad's selection ahead of Cook ratified by BOA
21st June 2012

London 2012: Andy Murray determined to avoid Olympic distractions
World No4 says he will not repeat mistakes from Beijing Murray lost in straight sets in first round at 2008 Games
21st June 2012

London 2012: Last chance for sprinters to make Team GB at Olympics
Only two men have run Olympic 'A' qualifying time First senior outdoor trials for Jodie Williams at Birmingham
21st June 2012

Olympics auction: bid for Usain Bolt's baton and David Beckham's torch
London 2012 Games organisers to invite bids for 'rare and remarkable' items of sporting memorabilia
21st June 2012

Day 34: Olympic Flame visits the Robert Burns statue and travels by steam boat on Windermere
Today the Olympic Flame will cover 121.77 miles on a journey from Dumfries in Scotland to Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.
21st June 2012

Chris Hoy received loan from his own firm
Olympic gold-winning cyclist received £325,000 in arrangement but agent rejects claims of 'disguised remuneration'
22nd June 2012

Lord Coe defends sponsorship of London Olympics
Investment by brands such as McDonald's essential to making event a success, says chairman of 2012 committee.
22nd June 2012

Unsold Olympic football tickets may be given away to schools
London 2012 organisers may offer free tickets for Glasgow matches to schoolchildren to avoid empty seats.
22nd June 2012

London 2012: Rise in playing sport 'evidence of Olympic effect'
Government says London 2012 legacy starting to be shown Number of young people playing sport still declining.
22nd June 2012

Syrian Olympic chief 'banned from London 2012'
General Mowaffak Joumaa, head of Syria's National Olympic Committee, is believed to have been barred over links to regime.
22nd June 2012

Anish Kapoor's house in London occupied by protesters
Bread and Circuses group to hold arts event in house owned by artist who designed ArcelorMittal Orbit tower for Olympics
22nd June 2012

London 2012: Equestrian official resigns over eventing access
Public will not be admitted to eventing horse inspections Hugh Thomas brands Locog's decision as 'disgraceful'.
22nd June 2012

London 2012: Formula One a possibility at the Olympic Stadium
Stadium bidders have approached Bernie Ecclestone Race would run inside and outside Olympic Stadium
22nd June 2012

Bus strike over Olympic pay disrupts London services
Thousands of bus drivers walk out calling for £500 payment for working during Olympics.
22nd June 2012

Day 35: Olympic Flame visits Kendal Castle and the Blackpool Tower Ballroom at the halfway point of the Torch Relay
The Flame is carried by 139 Torchbearers, including Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani, from Kendal to Blackpool.
22nd June 2012

The pride of Hackney: can a festival spark a local renaissance?
Trevor Nelson will cover the 2012 opening ceremony for the BBC. But first he wants to help his community.
23rd June 2012

Syria's Olympic chief barred from entering UK
General who heads National Olympic Committee is refused visa to attend Games.
23rd June 2012

Idowu's late withdrawal fuels injury concerns for Olympics
The clouds were gathering in Birmingham even before the best of Britain's runners, jumpers and throwers got about the business of chasing Olympic places on the opening day of the Aviva 2012 Trials last night
23rd June 2012

Anyone for a fartlek? Deciphering some of the weird and wonderful sports jargon...
Slobber bar, rip entry, fartlek, whipping area... just some of the weird and wonderful jargon you'll hear commentators using during the Games. Michael Bywater translates the terminology.
23rd June 2012

Pipped to the post: What happens to famous athletes who just miss a place on the podium?
A place on the podium can be missed by tiny fractions - and finish a career. Simon Usborne talks to some famous Olympian losers about the moment their dream ended.
23rd June 2012

Tarnished gold: A winning guide to the great Olympics cheats
From non-disabled Paralympians to rigged fencing foils...
23rd June 2012

High and mighty: Sports are a whole new spectacle when seen from above
Photographed from above, water polo, diving and wrestling take on whole new dimensions, as these stunning photos show.
23rd June 2012

Day 36: Sir Chris Hoy carries Flame on its journey from Lytham St Anne's to Manchester
Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy will carry the Olympic Flame in Manchester on Day 36 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
23rd June 2012

Day 37: Sir Bobby Charlton carries the Torch as the Olympic Flame journeys from Manchester to Leeds
Sir Bobby Charlton carries the Flame up Sir Matt Busby Way to the front of Old Trafford. Bobby was a member of the England World Cup winning side in 1966 and was also won the Ballon d'Or for European Footballer of the Year in the same year.
24th June 2012

Olympic task facing the Wimbledon ground staff
When Centre Court empties for the last time a fortnight today the work of the Wimbledon ground staff will be far from finished. Twenty days after the last ball is struck, players will be on court again for the first match of this summer's Olympic tourname
24th June 2012

Brownlee brothers grab one-two finish at world series in countdown to Olympics
Alistair Brownlee made a winning return to the world series triathlon circuit on Sunday ahead of the London Olympics. Brownlee, who recovered from tearing his achilles tendon four months ago, went ahead of the field in the 10km run to finish the Kitzbueh
24th June 2012

Ennis admits she needs to work on troublesome long jump after terrible display
Jessica Ennis admits she needs to make changes to her long jump six weeks before she competes at the Olympics after an error-strewn performance at the trials in Birmingham on Sunday.
24th June 2012

Schools across the UK celebrate London 2012 World Sport Day
Thousands of schools and local communities across the UK are showing how they are ready to welcome the world to the London 2012 Games by celebrating World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB.
25th June 2012

Day 38: Olympic Flame continues its journey from Leeds to Sheffield
Today the Relay will travel 76.95 miles and will be carried by 142 Torchbearers, including young fundraiser Steven Tomlinson and Olympians Dorothy Hyman, Robert Geldard and Sebastian Coe.
25th June 2012

Dwain Chambers closing in on Olympic selection
Dwain Chambers seems certain to be selected for the British team at the Olympics after being told he does not need to chase the 'A' qualifying time in this week's European Championships.
25th June 2012

Women allowed to join Saudi Olympic team
Women athletes will be allowed to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time in the kingdom's history. The decision follows intense international criticism over Saudi Arabia's previous refusal to allow its women to take part in the Games, w
25th June 2012

Cook claims BOA's refusal to use CAS in selection row 'beyond belief'
Aaron Cook's representatives have responded angrily to the British Olympic Association's refusal to allow his case regarding his controversial non-selection to be determined by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
25th June 2012

Title IX anniversary marked as women qualify for US Olympic athletics team
1972 law banning sex discrimination in sports programs with federal funding changed lives of millions of girls in US.
25th June 2012

US Olympic trials: Redemption for Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt
Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt, two of the world's fastest men put doping scandals behind them to claim places in US track and field team.
25th June 2012

Use £500m Olympic underspend to scrap fuel duty rise, says Ed Balls
Shadow chancellor urges government to postpone August's planned 3p increase in fuel duty until next year.
26th June 2012

Wimbledon 2012 serves up next course in special summer of sport
Lush green courts and ticket queues mean business as usual in SW19 but looming Olympic contest casts a long shadow.
26th June 2012

Fast-track court system planned for London Olympics
Package drawn up by Crown Prosecution Service in conjunction with police and courts service.
26th June 2012

Fast-track court system planned for London Olympics
Package drawn up by Crown Prosecution Service in conjunction with police and courts service.
26th June 2012

London 2012 will be 'most expensive Games ever'
The London Olympics will be the most costly Games ever, a study suggests. A report by Oxford University's Said Business School, dealing only with "sport-related costs" and ignoring expensive infrastructure projects, such as those commissioned for the Beij
26th June 2012

Day 39: Olympic Flame visits Don Valley Stadium
The Olympic Flame visits the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield today as it travels through 16 communities to Cleethorpes today.
26th June 2012

Day 39: Olympic Flame visits Magna Science and Adventure Centre
The Olympic Flame visits the Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham today as it travels from Sheffield to Cleethorpes.
26th June 2012

London 2012: Brits suffer nightmare start to European Championships
Abigail Irozuru fails to reach long jump final Jeanette Kwakye crashes out in 100m heats.
27th June 2012

David Cameron heckled by London 2012 volunteer
Olympics volunteer interrupts prime minister's speech to tell him he should be 'ashamed of himself'.
27th June 2012

Powell set for Games lift-off
Hope Powell said she hoped to transform the status of women's football in Britain, after announcing her Great Britain squad for the Olympics yesterday.
27th June 2012

First London 2012 venue opens to mark one month until Olympic Games
With exactly one month to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Main Press Centre (MPC) has today been officially opened.
27th June 2012

Day 40: Olympic Flame journeys from Grimsby Docks to Lincoln
The Olympic Torch Relay will start Day 40 with an abseil down one of the Humber region's most iconic landmarks.
27th June 2012

Kwayke crashes out as Britain's athletes suffer terrible start to week in Helsinki
Britain's athletes suffered a nightmare start to the opening day of competition at the European Championships in Helsinki on Wednesday, none more so than Jeanette Kwakye
27th June 2012

Argentine president issues Falklands warning to London athletes Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2165306/London-2012-Games-Argentine-president-issues-Falklands-warning-Lon
President Cristina Fernandez has cautioned Argentine athletes travelling to the London Olympics about doing anything provocative in Britain, which is engaged in a renewed dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
27th June 2012

This is going to be special... Phelps and Lochte in exciting battle just a month before London Olympics
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte provided a mouthwatering preview of what the world can expect at the London Olympics when they engaged in an epic duel in the 200m freestyle at the US swimming trials on Tuesday night.
27th June 2012

BBC's exclusive Olympics rights under threat in new broadcast deal
Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, has raised the prospect of the BBC losing its exclusive rights to broadcast the Games after London.
27th June 2012

European Championships: Pressure on GB hopefuls - Cram
Following the GB Olympic athletics trials, there are still quite a few places up for grabs for the London 2012 squad going into this week's European Championships in Finland.
27th June 2012

David Beckham's career highs and lows, from Manchester to Los Angeles
Beckham left out of Team GB squad for London 2012 Signed new two-year LA Galaxy contract in January.
28th June 2012

Warning over Olympics lottery scam
Olympic lottery scammers are impersonating the Church of England's London 2012 chief to swindle personal details out of unsuspecting victims.
28th June 2012

Day 41: Olympic Flame visits Lincoln Cathedral and Sherwood Forest
Today the Olympic Flame will travel 100.4 miles through 17 communities on its journey from Lincoln to Nottingham.
28th June 2012

Olympic blow for Meadows as she pulls out of 800m in Helsinki
The Olympic dreams of Britain's Jenny Meadows suffered a massive blow on Thursday when she was forced to withdraw from the European Championships in Helsinki.
28th June 2012

Olympics opening ceremony: Danny Boyle reassures Peta over animal usage
12 horses, three cows, nine geese, two goats and 70 sheep among participants in Isles of Wonder-themed event.
29th June 2012

Sam Wallace: One day Beckham will see the sanity in Psycho's decision
Psycho's gone rogue. The figurative klaxon will have gone off at the Football Association yesterday with terrifying abruptness, alerting Wembley that their forgotten man - who once briefly held every one of the FA's major coaching jobs - had given them on
29th June 2012

Harry Redknapp gives Stuart Pearce 'credit for being brave' after dropping David Beckham from Olympics squad
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Great Britain Olympics football coach Stuart Pearce "can kiss goodbye to a knighthood" after he opted to leave David Beckham out of his squad, but hailed Pearce's bravery for selecting the side he want
29th June 2012

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell also sidelined by Stuart Pearce for Olympics
The Everton and England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell has been left out of the Team GB Olympic squad by manager Stuart Pearce, another omission after David Beckham revealed yesterday that he too had not been included in the 18-man group, which has not
29th June 2012

London 2012: Olympics ceremony animals to be spared the chop
Selection for the Olympics is not normally a matter of life and death - until now. Danny Boyle, who is directing the Opening Ceremony, has said he will "vigorously" ensure that the two goats, three cows, 10 chickens, 10 ducks and 70 sheep due to take part
29th June 2012

Day 42: Olympic Flame travels on the Heights of Abraham cable car
The Olympic Flame will travel on the Heights of Abraham cable car and visit Chatsworth House on its journey from Nottingham to Derby on Day 42 of the Torch Relay.
29th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt beaten by Yohan Blake at Jamaica trials
Blake records impressive 9.75 to beat his training partner Bolt, who pays for a sluggish reaction in the blocks.
30th June 2012

Missing Olympic torchbearer found in Nottingham
Ethiopian teenager is found safe and well 24 hours after he went missing, prompting police search.
30th June 2012

Munich silence rejected
Calls for the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre to be remembered with a minute's silence at the opening of the London 2012 Games have been rejected.
30th June 2012

Residents win court hearing over missiles on their rooftop
Council tenants who have launched legal proceedings over plans to station surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their block of flats during the Olympics are to have their day in court.
30th June 2012

Day 43: Olympic Flame visits Tamworth Castle on its journey from Derby to Birmingham
On day 43 of the Olympic Torch Relay, the Flame will travel 79 miles and be carried by 174 Torchbearers.
30th June 2012

Blake stuns Bolt to win Jamaican Olympic trials with fastest time of 2012
Yohan Blake ran the fastest 100 metres in the world this year as he and Usain Bolt booked their places at London 2012 in the Jamaican National Championships and Olympic trials. All eyes were on Olympic champion and world record-holder Bolt in the final i
30th June 2012

Usain Bolt shocked by Yohan Blake's 100m Olympic trials win
Usain Bolt suffered a big upset in the 100m final at the Jamaican Olympic trials when he was beaten by Yohan Blake who clocked 9.75 seconds.
30th June 2012

London 2012: Gareth Bale to miss Olympics with injury
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale will not be available to play for Team GB's football side at the Olympics after aggravating a back injury in training.
30th June 2012

London 2012: Oscar Pistorius misses Olympic qualifying mark
Oscar Pistorius has missed the qualifying time needed for him to become the first amputee sprinter to compete individually at an Olympics.
30th June 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake reach 200m final at trials
Blake, who has beaten Bolt twice in two outings, registers fastest time in semi-finals at Olympic trials in Jamaica.
1st July 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Bolton's Marvin Sordell gets GB football call-up
21-year-old striker gets the nod from Stuart Pearce Daniel Sturridge and Aaron Ramsey also in squad.
1st July 2012

Great Britain's men make mess of 4x100m relay ahead of London 2012
Mistake in Helsinki does not bode well for Olympic Games Third time in last four years GB team have erred.
1st July 2012

Yohan Blake stuns Usain Bolt again with victory over 200 metres
Yohan Blake sprung a second surprise in three days as he beat Usain Bolt once again - this time over 200 metres.
1st July 2012

London not calling for Ottey and relay team
Sadly, there will be no Olympic Games for the grand dame of sprinting, Merlene Ottey - nor for the great underperformers of the Great Britain women's 4 x 100m relay team. Both fell off the London 2012 selection radar in the relay semi-finals at the Europe
1st July 2012

Star-spangled athletics cast ready to wave the red, white and blue over London
No-one will attract more interest at the Olympics than the USA team, which is being finalised at the national trials in Oregon this weekend. Simon Turnbull assesses the American hopefuls looking to become the new Carl Lewis or Flo-Jo.
1st July 2012

Young lovers turn rivals in Olympic horse ballet
British dressage rider Laura Bechtolsheimer will be fired by the ex-factor.
1st July 2012

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