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Although participation in the key 16-25 age range has seen no growth
The rock-climber, who gave the sport mass appeal but was beset by inner demons, has died at 52
In 1908, it was called the finest walk in the world. It's still the country's most popular hike
Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards next month. But she won't be the only gold winner in the room.
Team GB's medal success has sparked interest in sports among Londoners, with a rapid rise in enquiries about club membership.
“It’s actually about adolescence and images of women in the media – you’ve been punked.” It’s not a spoiler to give away the ending of Sara Pascoe’s third Edinburgh show, as it quickly becomes evident that the musical notion is slight at best.
Attempting to topple Germany in team dressage is an even bigger task than beating their footballers on penalties, but Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer defied the odds to give Britain the gold medal in front of 23,000 flag-waving supporters at Greenwich Park yesterday.
After years of graft, Tweddle earns brilliant bronze to make history. Now for retirement?
1 Not that fussed about getting tickets? Not any more! Get into the Olympic spirit by frantically trying to buy tickets in sports you don't understand for ludicrous amounts of cash, using a shonky internet system currently being run from a Spectrum ZX81 in Seb Coe's back bedroom. Gasp with glee as you place 4 tickets in your basket for £25 to the men's 100m finals, as your ecstatic kids hoot with glee. Wait 28 minutes, get told there are no tickets, drop-kick a guinea pig into next door's garden.
Gymnast Beth Tweddle will win Olympic gold and herald the start of a new era of British gymnastics, according to four-time champion Olga Korbut.
When Britain won the Olympic bid it launched a talent spotting scheme to look for potential gold medal winners. Plenty of other countries – such as China, Russia, Korea and the USA – have long used such schemes to find show-stopping talent.
Former PE teacher Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, a Royal Artillery captain, have won Team GB's first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics.
Bronze medallist Max Whitlock has become an overnight heart-throb after helping Team GB to win the first Olympic medal for British male gymnasts in a century.
Although Chris Adcock and his playing partner will be unable to qualify for the quarter-finals in today's match against China, Adcock says he will still be watching the Games.
The man with incredible tales from past Games
Gymnast Beth Tweddle has hailed the "amazing" achievements of her Great Britain team-mates ahead of tomorrow's Olympic team final at the North Greenwich Arena.