Sport Beth Tweddle on her way to securing a bronze at last year’s Olympics

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

London celebrates two-year Olympic countdown

Sir Chris Hoy imagined himself doing a lap of honour at the London 2012 Games today as he went for a ride for the first time at the Olympic velodrome.

Cycling: Hoy forced to miss Commonwealth Games

Quadruple Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy has withdrawn from this year's Commonwealth Games because of a clash with the European championships, which carry Olympic qualification points, organisers confirmed yesterday.

Hoy: Changes will hit GB gold rush

Sir Chris Hoy has hit out at cycling's world governing body for making "terrible" changes to the Olympic track programme and qualification criteria which are set to hamper Great Britain's attempt to emulate their Beijing bounty on home soil at London 2012.

Cycling: Clancy learns fast to claim omnium gold

Briton wins world title in unfamiliar event as Pendleton is forced to settle for silver

Cycling: Australians ahead again in gold rush

Men's pursuit victory gives Britain's great rivals fifth title of world championships

Cycling: Hoy faces bumpy ride to London

World champion says it will be 'tough' to win in 2012 as rivals target him

Cycling: Hoy hopes ruined by pedal problem

Sir Chris Hoy's Midas touch deserted him last night as a pedal problem derailed his bid for a 10th World Championships gold in Copenhagen.

Cycling: Women lead the way as Britain raises the gold standard

Britain's dominance of track cycling continued when the women's pursuit team set a world record and the men's quartet posted the second-fastest time ever in the Manchester round of the World Cup.

Cycling: Houvenaghel strikes gold for five-star GB

Wendy Houvenaghel won Great Britain's fifth gold from eight events at the Track World Cup at the Manchester Velodrome last night.

Sir Chris Hoy: Knight of the road's insatiable appetite

As befits the face of a breakfast cereal, the Olympic champion is hungry for more success and further golds in London

The Last Word: Racist fans and bitter spats as love is floored

British bigots taunt Amir, boo boys target DeGale and Cesc is spitting mad – why is hate all around us?

Resurgent Ireland out to match masterclass of '48

Already desperate for a Grand Slam after 61 barren years, Ireland have an extra incentive in Cardiff today.

Cycling: Hoy withdraws from World Track Championship

Chris Hoy withdrew from this month's World Track Championship in Poland today because of the injuries he sustained in his crash in Denmark.



Cycling: Crash threatens Hoy title bid

Chris Hoy was able to walk without crutches after getting off the plane from Copenhagen yesterday but the proximity of the World Championships mean there are concerns about his chances of competing at full strength next month.

Jowell fights for gender equality at 2012 Games

Tessa Jowell, the minister for the Olympics, wants to change rules that bar women from competing in as many events as men by the 2012 Games.

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