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London 2012 bronze medallist will open academy to unearth stars of the future

Australia's Kaarle McCulloch celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the track cycling women's team's sprint event, during the 2012 Olympics in London

London 2012: Spectator arrested and two others ejected from Olympic velodrome after abusing parents of Australian cyclist

Three spectators were ejected from the velodrome in the Olympic Park and one arrested yesterday after the parents of an Australian cyclist were verbally abused in the showpiece venue.

Simon Usborne: I survived rollercoaster ride against Jason Kenny

What you don't appreciate when you watch the heroes of track cycling do their thing at the velodrome is just how steep the banks are. A few weeks after the British team's astonishing dominance in Beijing, I borrowed a bike to ride the Manchester track where it all began. Nothing's flat on those acres of Siberian pine, but when you approach the ends of the oval, the sides rear up to 45 degrees. Unless you fight your instincts and cycle faster, you risk falling off the track like a climber off a cliff.

Victoria Pendleton looked dejected as she awaited the decision

Cycling: Victoria Pendleton and Team GB disqualified from women's team sprint finals

Victoria Pendleton’s Olympic swansong could not have got off to a more bitter start after she and GB team sprint team-mate Jess Varnish were relegated when on the point of taking on China for gold.

Phillip Hindes was designated specialist starter before Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy

Team GB recover from shaky start to break men's team sprint qualifying Olympic record

Philip Hindes picked himself up off the track to lead Great Britain's men to the fastest qualifying time in the team sprint at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Expect Team GB to make a splash in rowing and cycling today

Track cycling and rowing should provide Great Britain's best medal chances today.

Sir Steve Redgrave: Squeaky-clean persona and fistful of gold medals makes the renowned rower a clear bookies' favourite, though he thinks it unlikely as he has been asked to run a leg on 10 July - 17 days before the Games begin

Sir Steve Redgrave denies Team GB medal target adds unnecessary pressure

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave denied Team GB's 48-medal target will pile unnecessary pressure on athletes at London 2012.

Lara Hatfield and Laura Lonsdale: There's too much pressure to love the Olympics

The 2012 Olympic slogan is "Inspire a generation". Well, we are the generation Lord Coe has in mind, but are we inspired?

Great Britain win the men's team pursuit final at the Track World Championships in Melbourne yesterday

Cycling: Team GB launch pursuit of glory with two golds

The British trio of Dani King, Laura Trott and Jo Rowsell produced the two fastest times in the history of women's pursuiting to win Britain's third gold of the World Track Championships here in Melbourne yesterday.

Steve Peters has worked with the likes of Victoria Pendleton

Dr Steve Peters: From chimps to champs

When British cyclists want to use brains as well as brawn in the pursuit of glory, they turn to him. The psychiatrist talks to Alasdair Fotheringham

Great Britain’s Sir Chris Hoy (left) races Germany’s Max Levy in the men’s sprint final

Cycling: Next stop Games glory as Hoy clinically dispatches rivals

Impressive medal haul in Stratford dispels any doubts that cycling team can spearhead British Olympic hopes

Chris Hoy won three gold medals in Beijing

British Cycling chief prepared to deny Chris Hoy chance to defend Olympic titles

British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton would not be afraid to deny Sir Chris Hoy the chance to defend all three of his Olympic titles at London 2012.

Vincent Kompany’s tackle on Nani

No new advice on tackling says referee chief Mike Riley

Referees have been given no new advice on how to interpret tackles, according to Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials.

Gregory Bauge has been banned for drug test infringements

Cycling: World gold for Kenny as Bauge loses title after drugs ban

Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny has gained his first ever senior World Championships title after Frenchman Grégory Baugé had his results annulled for anti-doping rule violations.

Gregory Bauge, flanked by Kenny and Hoy after winning the gold medal

Cycling: Great Britain's Jason Kenny awarded gold after Gregory Bauge is stripped of title

Great Britain's Jason Kenny has been confirmed as world champion after cycling's world governing body announced France's Gregory Bauge has been stripped of his title for an anti-doping infringement.

Cavendish wins BBC sports personality award

Mark Cavendish tonight became only the third cyclist to win the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award when he pipped golfer Darren Clarke and athlete Mo Farah to the main prize in Salford.

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