Olympic committees in Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and the UK have received messages threatening their delegations, although officials dismissed them as unfounded
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Thursday 13 January 2011
Tottenham are confident they can win over the doubters in their bid to take over the Olympic Stadium after finally breaking their silence on their plans for the site.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Welsh football chiefs remain opposed to any of their country's players representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics. Tottenham and Wales star Gareth Bale, one of the hottest properties in the British game, has reportedly intimated his interest in featuring at the tournament. At present, that is not possible as the Football Association of Wales (FAW), along with its Scottish and Northern Irish counterparts, is refusing to take part.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Stuart Pearce has been chosen by the Football Association to manage the Great Britain Olympic football team at the London Games next year, ahead of the likes of Harry Redknapp and Roy Hodgson.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Friday 07 January 2011
Rugby Football Union chief executive John Steele has revealed he will conduct a "worldwide and multi-sport search" for a new performance director.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Martin Johnson will have a new boss after the Rugby Football Union's chief executive John Steele confirmed plans to redefine Rob Andrew's current role and appoint a new performance director.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Rugby Football Union chief executive John Steele has been given the go-ahead to make significant changes to the organisation's senior management structure.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Chief Executive of the Rugby Football Union, John Steele, is today expected to recommend significant changes to the structure of the organisation.
Sunday 26 December 2010
The Tottenham Hotspur and Wales star Gareth Bale is set to become the focus of an escalating dispute over the composition of a Great Britain football team in the 2012 Olympics in London which could culminate in a legal battle.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
Sir Trevor Brooking last night said the Football Association is confident that Fabio Capello will remain England manager even if he receives overtures from Internazionale. The Italian club appears to be on the brink of sacking Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard issued what seemed an old-fashioned "back-me-or-sack-me" ultimatum to club president Massimo Moratti at the weekend. Capello, despite a long association with city rivals Milan, would be high on the list of possible replacements and may be becoming disaffected enough with life as England manager to accept.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Rebecca Adlington and Mo Farah led the list of recipients of the British Olympic Association's Olympic Athlete of the Year awards, which were announced today.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Sunday 24 October 2010
With sport forced to bite the bullet like almost everything else after the Comprehensive Spending Review, the redoubtable Baroness Sue Campbell, who wears two sporting executive hats, finds herself in a dilemma. Government quango UK Sport, which she chairs, reacted philosophically to a 28 per cent reduction in Exchequer funding – "a positive outcome in difficult times" – whereas, in her other role chairing the Youth Sport Trust, she is "devastated" by the swingeing £160m cut to the schools PE and sport budget, thus abolishing 450 school sport partnerships and making the YST, which she helped establish, virtually redundant. She claims it will "decimate" grass-roots programmes introduced for school sport over the past decade and directly contradicts the legacy promises made by Lord Coe when the 2012 Olympic bid was won. The bold Baroness, made a peer by the previous Government, is notably left-leaning but sits in the House of Lords as a cross-bencher – now a very cross bencher. Both Sport England and the British Olympic Association have noted that sacrifices need to be made but Campbell must wonder if the YST is being sacrificed for political expediency – especially as one of New Labour's babies, the UK School Games is to be supplanted by the UK Schools Olympics introduced by the Coalition. I doubt it, as sports minister Hugh Robertson has so far shown himself to be fair-minded and done his best to protect sport's interests under pressure from on high. At least there are sighs of relief that it wasn't 2012; the £9.3bn Games budget remained untouched.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Scottish cyclist David Millar was overjoyed at winning gold in the men's time trial for the nation that has supported him through thick and thin.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Instagram of US airport security chiefs: Lipstick knives and IED training kits among items seized
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1