News A police leaflet in a Sochi hotel shows Ruzanna Ibragimova, claiming she is a potential suicide bomber in the city

Olympic committees in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and the UK have received messages threatening their delegations, although officials dismissed them as unfounded

Saunders' ban hits medal trio below belt

Billy Joe Saunders has been suspended by the Amateur Boxing Association pending a hearing after allegations of lewd behaviour during a pre-Games training camp in France.

Ohuruogu the Orient Express

Astonishing late surge powers controversial Briton to Olympic 400m gold

Brabants eager to add to compatriots' medal haul

World champion Tim Brabants admits he has been inspired by Great Britain's medal-winning exploits elsewhere in these Games and now he has begun competing he wants to get in on the act.

Richard laments 'too heavy a burden' during Games

Sanya Richards, whose attempt to justify her standing as favourite in the 400 metres starts on Saturdy, said that she felt her British rival Christine Ohuruogu was 'fortunate' to be at these Games having won an appeal against the British Olympic Association's byelaw.

Whitaker's Olympics over

Michael Whitaker is out of the Beijing Olympics showjumping competition after his horse Portofino 63 became lame.

Woodward the motivator winning true respect

It was with something of a golden glow that Sir Clive Woodward stepped up to the lectern in one of the pavilions on the Olympic Green complex. “It's a very historic day,” he said. “We've won our first gold medal in women's swimming for 48 years.”

Archery: Tears as France beat the rain to avenge Agincourt

When the heavens cracked with thunder and rained down with a vengeance on the Beijing Olympic Green Archery Field yesterday, the portents looked good on the medal front for Britain's team of female archers.

British team dismiss smog fears

Beijing's notorious pollution is not having a serious impact on athletes, according to British Olympic chiefs.

Warning to Beijing Olympics over pills that mimic exercise

A new threat to the Beijing Olympics has emerged in the shape of two new undetectable drugs that could boost the performance of endurance athletes by a medal-winning margin.

Woodward hails perfect preparation for Team GB medal hopes

The elite performance director Sir Clive Woodward believes the British Olympic Association's Macau training camp will give Team GB's athletes the best possible opportunity for Olympic glory next month – but refused to be drawn on any potential medal aspirations.

Boxing: Fallon can apply mat finish if eyes hold out

Blond bomber ready to grab Britain's first medal but cuts could ruin dream

Ohuruogu tops Palace bill

For Christine Ohuruogu, the lone outdoor world champion in the British track and field team preparing for the Olympics, the send-off at the Palace tomorrow is sure to be cathartic.

Chambers grasps last chance to have Olympic ban lifted

Dwain Chambers will learn on Wednesday whether his bid to earn an Olympic place has been successful – always assuming he comes up with the required performance in the British Olympic trials which start in Birmingham tomorrow.

Chambers in race against time

Dwain Chambers's legal bid to compete in next month's Olympics may be timed out in the High Court today.

Hudson birdie blitz stymies her compatriot Reid to warm the home fires

Rebecca Hudson captured her second title in the space of three weeks with a final round 64 at the weather-interrupted English Open. The Englishwoman came from four shots behind her compatriot, overnight leader Melissa Reid – who has been mentored by Sir Clive Woodward, the British Olympic Association's director of elite performance – to take the title by a stroke on a wet and windy day at The Oxfordshire Golf Club.

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