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.
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Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate