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 applauded by Liverpool fans after master-class for Real Madrid, despite Manchester United ties
Angel Di Maria injury latest: Argentina international set to play in Manchester United vs Chelsea match
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo says he is playing Barca - not just Lionel Messi - in El Clasico
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo
Erik Lamela goal: Best tweets and reaction to Tottenham man's Rabona
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are