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.
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant