Olympic news you may have missed...
Friday 16 March 2012
In riding to victory in the Paris-Nice stage race last weekend, Bradley Wiggins not only strengthened his credentials as a major force in global cycling; he followed in the tracks of the late, great Tom Simpson, the only previous British winner of the race.
Simpson won in 1967 but four months later collapsed and died on the slopes of Mont Ventoux in the Tour de France.
Wiggins finished fourth in the 2009 Tour, and when he climbed the Ventoux he had a picture of Simpson glued to his bike frame.
What's coming up...
Athletics: Oscar Pistorius runs his first 400m race of 2012 in the South African Provincial Championships in Pretoria tomorrow. On 15 April, Paula Radcliffe will race for the first time this year in the Vienna City half-marathon, in which she will be chased by Haile Gebrselassie in a special "Catch me if you can" competition.
Yamile Aldama: Cuban-born but a London resident for 11 years, the triple jumper, 39, was Britain's only gold medal winner at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul.
Christine Ohuruogu: Britain's only reigning Olympic track champion returned to form with a stunning third leg for the winning GB 4x400m relay team in Istanbul.
Tatyana Chernova: Beat Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon at last year's World Championships, but the Russian was joint-fourth in the pentathlon in Istanbul.
Mo Farah: The Midas touch of 2011 eluded the world 5,000m champion as he finished fourth in the 3,000m in Istanbul.
Cristiano Ronaldo pays €60,000 for brain operation for 10-month-old boy
Bayern Munich 1 Arsenal 1 match report: Lukas Podolski goal fails to inspire comeback at the Allianz Arena as Gunners are knocked out of Champions League
Michael Schumacher 'experience' gives F1 legend chance to 'show his character', says Lewis Hamilton
The 10 funniest football chants revealed, with poll naming West Ham supporters as 'wittiest in the country'
Barcelona 2 Manchester City 1 match report: Lionel Messi and Dani Alves on target as Pablo Zabaleta sees red and City exit Champions League
- 1 Hells of residence: Inside Macedonia's horrifying student accommodation - where the walls are green and the food is black
- 2 Michael Schumacher 'experience' gives F1 legend chance to 'show his character', says Lewis Hamilton
- 3 Girl found in the Amazon rainforest with neighbour Grover Morales after going missing for 7 months
- 4 Rampaging elephant smashes up house but then 'saves crying baby trapped under debris'
- 5 Disney's Frozen is 'very evil' gay propaganda, says Christian pastor
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home