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Team GB's Lynsey Sharp misses out 800m final

Scotland's Lynsey Sharp, the subject of Britain's biggest athletics selection controversy, tonight failed to make the Olympic final of the women's 800 metres.

Usain Bolt on his way to victory in last night’s 200m semi-final

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American sprinter takes women's 200m gold to thwart Fraser-Pryce double

Team GB's Christine Ohuruogu earns silver after late surge

Britain's Christine Ohuruogu tonight produced a storming finish to claim a silver medal in the defence of her Olympic 400 metres title on home soil in London.

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Coe: Team GB's golden Super Saturday was 'greatest day'

Sebastian Coe hailed the extraordinary events in the Olympics yesterday as the greatest day of sport he has ever witnessed.

The heat is off: LaShawn Merritt treats his injured left leg after failing to finish the opening heat of his defence of the men's 400m title he won in 2008

Roger Black: Merritt's exit from the 400m gives the outsiders a chance to lap it up

The Expert View: With the American out, the Brits have a good chance of making the final

Ade Adepitan: 'When people see the Paralympics, they'll respect the athletes'

This year's Paralympics will be on a par with the Olympics Look at the T54 wheelchair record for 5,000m and you'll see it's almost three minutes faster than the able-bodied record; or look at the world number-one wheelchair tennis player Stéphane Houdet, who serves at 100mph. When people see performances like those they will start realising that it's a serious spectacle, and they will start respecting these performers as athletes.

Team GB's 400m hurdler Jack Green

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Team GB's 400m hurdler Jack Green talks about getting into the sport and training with Dai Greene.

Jessica Ennis will be taking part in the Olympic heptathlon tomorrow

Jessica Ennis sets sights on gold at Olympic heptathlon

Jessica Ennis will be happy to chase gold rather than lucre when she begins her quest for the Olympic heptathlon title tomorrow.

Charles van Commenee has enjoyed a lively tenure at UK Athletics as the London Games loom

British athletes on verge of golden era, says Van Commenee

Britain's runners, jumpers and throwers flew into London yesterday on a back-to-the-future mission. The declared ambition of the home track-and-field team, when the action gets under way in the showpiece Olympic Stadium on Friday, is to launch a new golden era and to take the public profile of British athletics back to the heady days of the 1970s and 1980s.

Christine Ohuruogu is ready to try and emulate her Beijing triumph

Great Britain's athletes on verge of golden era – Charles van Commenee

Britain's runners, jumpers and throwers flew into London yesterday on a back-to-the-future mission. The declared ambition of the home track-and-field team, when the action gets away in the showpiece Olympic Stadium on Friday, is to launch a new golden era and to take the public profile of British athletics back to the heady days of the 1970s and 1980s.

Dai Greene goes through his paces in Britain’s Algarve base

Dai Greene's talked the talk, can he and his team walk the walk for Great Britain?

Charles and Dai were packing their bags on the Algarve yesterday, getting ready to fly to London today. On Sunday night they were in the south-east corner of Portugal, rallying the troops as team leader and captain of the British Olympic track and field squad.

Sport on TV: Johnson crosses the line and races to his conclusions

The subject of race in sport is fraught with danger. The arenas must be free of such considerations, and you are bound to be walking on eggshells. Or in Michael Johnson's case, running very fast over them, so fast that he barely cracks a single one. With the sonorous voice of the American South and four Olympic gold medals in his pocket, there can be no arguing with his credentials to tackle the taboo.

Gebrselassie runs out of chances to run in London

Haile Gebrselassie's hopes of appearing at the London Olympics were dashed yesterday after the two-time Olympic 10,000m champion could only finish seventh at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo.

Baton charge: Denise Fraser hands over to Catherine Murphy in Athens

Relay girls aim to be our first medallists of 2012... even before the Games start

Charles van Commenee, the head coach of the British athletics team, has set his charges a target of eight medals at the looming home Olympics.

Star of the show Andy Pozzi breaks Colin Jackson record

Another day at the 2012 Olympic Stadium, another personal best for Andy Pozzi. And a Colin Jackson record too.

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