Olympics news you may have missed
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Mo Farah heads Great Britain's squad for the upcoming European Championships, which begin a week on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old will be defending his 5,000m title at the event in Helsinki. It has been agreed that any athletes who make the qualifying standards at the GB Olympic trials in Birmingham three days earlier will not have to compete, but Farah, who is running the 1,500m in Birmingham to improve his finishing, will compete in both meetings after being given special dispensation.
Flame of love: A torch bearer, David State, proposed to his girlfriend as he carried the torch yesterday. She accepted.
David Davies. The 2008 open water silver medallist has not been chosen for the 10km swimming. Daniel Fogg will compete instead.
38 Days to go until the Olympics
38: The total number of medals won by Ethiopia at the Games. All of them have come in athletics.
Danny Ings: Liverpool target wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach... who could get Burnley striker for just £260,000
Humiliated Brazil look to continue recovery at Arsenal
Marco Reus vs Theo Walcott: Which is the better option for Arsenal?
England vs Lithuania match report: Harry Kane fires in first Three Lions goal just 78 seconds into debut to put icing on the cake
'God, she's beautiful': Embarrassment for basketball player Nigel Hayes after microphone picks up comment about female reporter
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'