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.
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
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
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