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

Tottenham confident of Olympic Stadium bid

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.

Welsh stand firm on 2012 team as Bale suggests he would like to play

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.

Pearce picked to manage GB Olympic team

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.

Modern girl masters all the old skills

Her five disciplines may seem dated but Prentice is Britain's latest superheroine

RFU reveal process for hiring performance director

Rugby Football Union chief executive John Steele has revealed he will conduct a "worldwide and multi-sport search" for a new performance director.

RFU scrap Rob Andrew role

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.

RFU management changes approved

Rugby Football Union chief executive John Steele has been given the go-ahead to make significant changes to the organisation's senior management structure.

RFU shake-up hints at possible role for Woodward

Chief Executive of the Rugby Football Union, John Steele, is today expected to recommend significant changes to the structure of the organisation.

Inside Lines: Bale set to be test case in fight to play in GB Olympic team

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.

FA confident Capello will reject any Inter approach

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.

Adlington and Mo Farah amongst award winners

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.

Jones just loves those teenage kicks

Taekwondo is a British success story and Jade, a rock-hard girl from Flint, is keeping up with the best

Inside Lines: A question of trust as Baroness Sue becomes a very cross bencher

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.

'Emotional' Millar thanks Scottish support for time-trial win

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.

Boxing: Silent assassin who lets her fists do the talking

Savannah Marshall doesn't say much but she's spreading the word for women's boxing before it makes its Olympic debut in 2012
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