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Chinese badminton player Yu Yang is planning to quit the sport after being disqualified from the Olympics yesterday.
A Chinese badminton star is apparently quitting the sport after she was one of eight players disqualified from the doubles tournament at the London Olympics for trying to lose.
If Sir Kingsley Amis had ever had the slightest interest in sport, he would be looking down from the great saloon bar in the sky today and reprising his grump that "more means worse".
Record-breaking gold-medal wins are all well and good. But Bradley Wiggins hasn't had things all his own way. The poor man came out of the gym earlier this week to find his kit had been pinched. The Foxhills Hotel in Surrey, where Team GB's cyclists are camped, suggested that "cycling fever" was to blame, and that "an over-zealous fan has scored a fantastic London 2012 souvenir". You'll note the use of the word "scored" to convey "stolen", presumably because they don't want their hotel to be linked in the public mind with thieves. No such worries beset Wiggins, though, who tweeted: "Watch your kit at the Foxhills spa … there is a tea-leaf about." I think this summarises exactly what I like about him: a man who uses a spa and cockney rhyming slang in a single sentence. I call that a win.
Olympics organisers have revealed how they intend to enhance the spectator experience at London 2012 with music and other visual presentations.
The Olympic torch took a wrong turn today shortly before it crossed the Clifton Suspension Bridge in a spectacular display of fireworks.
The Devon town of Great Torrington has written its name in the pages of Olympic infamy, as the place where the Olympic Flame went out, on Day Three of the relay.
Britain's Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier had to settle for silver as their brilliant run at the World Championships ended in defeat in the final yesterday.
It's not even a question of whether the universe is meaningful or meaningless," Scarlett Thomas is telling me. "It's in what way could it be meaningful, or in what way, if it was meaningful, could that be even more meaningless than normal meaninglessness?" She pauses for me to catch up, but I must have betrayed my incomprehension. "That probably didn't make any sense," she laughs. "But maybe when you listen back to your tape..."
The downhill skiers risking all in the quest for gold today are more than racers living on the edge – they are the ultimate Olympians
Daniel Font has been playing the sport for 11 years and has achieved phenomenal success, both at home and abroad
The UK's top badminton players read about potential terrorist threats in the press
Eventing is the latest sport to take a crammer course with unprecedented rewards for the winner. Genevieve Murphy previews tomorrow's launch in Cardiff which hopes to attract a whole new audience
Olympic organisers are to abandon plans for a temporary badminton venue at the London 2012 Games but will press ahead with two other controversial developments, following a cost-cutting review by the consultancy firm KPMG.
Choosy teenagers recorded the biggest rise in top grade GCSE passes for almost two decades yesterday – partly by taking fewer exams, in subjects they were best at.
Nathan Robertson's return, as he and his partner Gail Emms faced a second match point in the badminton mixed doubles quarter-final, went over and out. Which meant the Britons were out. And he and Emms were over.