Olympic news you may have missed...
Friday 23 March 2012
Saudi Arabia have sent a list of potential candidates for their 2012 Olympic team to the International Olympic Committee and it included women.
No Saudi woman has ever taken part in the great quadrennial global sporting gathering, so it is a groundbreaking prospect. "The IOC is confident Saudi Arabia is working to include women athletes," a statement issued by the IOC said.
"After the assessment of the level of each athlete by the IOC and the international federations concerned, a formal proposal will be submitted to the next meeting of the IOC executive board in Quebec in March."
Brunei and Qatar have also yet to enter female athletes for an Olympic Games.
What’s coming up...
Diving The second round in this year's World Series takes place in Beijing today and tomorrow. China won all eight events at the opening meeting. Tom Daley competes for Britain.
The South African "Blade Runner" clocked an Olympic A-standard 400m qualifying time in Guatent, 45.20secs.
Responded to recent criticism by taking second place in the 10m platform at the World Series diving event in Dubai.
The Thorpedo's bid for Olympic selection was sunk at the Australian trials in Adelaide. The five-time Olympic champion failed to reach the final of the 100m or 200m freestyle.
"Eddie the Eagle" might have been a Winter Olympic star in Calgary in 1988, finishing a distant last in the ski jump, but the Gloucestershire man has been overlooked for a role as a 2012 torchbearer.
Paul Scholes: Emirates was the easy option for Mesut Ozil. He needs a leader - and Arsenal don't have them
Gareth Bale reveals the two things he hates about Real Madrid: 'Getting nutmegged and Spanish spiders'
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his dance moves, including the moonwalk
Terminally-ill Club Brugge fan Lorenzo Schoonbaert delays euthanasia appointment to see his beloved football club 'win one last time'
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests