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

Government refuses to get involved in Olympics cash row

The Government yesterday rejected a bid by the British Olympic Association to be given public money to resolve their cash dispute with London 2012 organisers.

Robertson steps in as Olympic spat threatens to hurt London's reputation

Hugh Robertson, the Sports Minister, will meet with British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan this morning in an attempt to end the financial dispute between the BOA and the organisers of next year's London Games.

Olympics: Hunt calls for end to squabble over Olympic profits

The heads of the 33 British Olympic sports will gather in London today for what is certain to be a fractious meeting as Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association, attempts to defend his actions in the increasingly embarrassing squabble with organisers of next year's Games.

Paralympics 'will pay its way' in 2012

The British Olympic Association will not lose money because of the Paralympics but its cash row with London 2012 organisers risks undermining the vision for the Games, the International Paralympic Committee said yesterday.

BOA duo barred from 2012 board

The dispute over Olympic cash intensified last night as the British Olympic Association's two most senior figures were excluded from London 2012 board meetings.

Rob Andrew set for new RFU role

Rob Andrew has been appointed as the Rugby Football Union's new director of rugby operations.

Britain cleared for beach volleyball bid

British men's and women's beach volleyball teams have been given the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Olympics under host nation rules, the British Olympic Association (BOA) said yesterday.

Inside Lines: Fall-out worry as Lords of the rings clash over cash

With exactly 500 days to go from tomorrow before the curtain goes up on the London Olympics, a new event has been added to the programme: the tug of war. Pulling in opposite directions, much to the embarrassment of the International Olympic Committee, are the organisers, Locog, led by Lord Coe, and the British Olympic Association, headed by fellow Tory peer and Olympic medallist Lord Moynihan.

BOA seeks verdict in 2012 dispute

The British Olympic Association last night announced it has taken its financial dispute with London 2012 directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to settle.

BOA in bitter row over London 2012 profits

An astonishing row over money has broken out between London 2012 organisers (LOCOG) and the British Olympic Association. The dispute has escalated to the point where London 2012 chiefs yesterday launched an attack on the BOA leadership, claiming it was abandoning the original vision of staging the Olympic and Paralympics as "one festival of sport".

IOC to intervene as 2012 Olympic money row escalates

The IOC have been asked to step in to settle a row over money between the British Olympic Association and London 2012 organisers.

Stalker in hot pursuit of Olympic glory

Liverpool lightweight left behind a life of crime to learn the ropes of the noble art

Inside Lines: Probe ordered into 'financial irregularities' at ABA

An investigation is taking place into the affairs of the Amateur Boxing Association of England following allegations of financial mismanagement and irregularities which have been reported to Sport England.

Wembley is 'huge' but promotion will be Jewell in crown

From the statue of Sir Alf Ramsey on one corner, past the Sir Bobby Robson Stand to the photographs in reception of Robson's teams with the FA Cup and Uefa Cup, Ipswich Town are a club happy to celebrate their past.

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