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British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

Beth Tweddle underwent knee surgery just three months ago

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It will be a sign-off heavy on emotion, whatever the outcome, when Beth Tweddle seeks, at the age of 27, to become the oldest gymnast in nearly 50 years to win an Olympic medal on the uneven bars today.

Louis Smith tries his second-level routine in North Greenwich

Gymnastics: Team GB's Louis Smith comes fraction short after playing safe

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How will Jessica Ennis celebrate? By eating lots of rubbish food and having a few glasses of wine...

She may have had only two hours' sleep after putting her body through the two days of heroic exertions that will define the London Games but for Jessica Ennis today the afterglow of Super Saturday was still burning strongly as she told of her relief at victory - and desire for some “rubbish food”.

Purple patch: For a burst of colour next year, get thinking about bulb-planting now

Bad news. It is at this time of year, when we've finally seen some sunshine, that we must forget about tans and start turning our thoughts to wrapping up warm (ugh), going outside in the cold (yikes) and digging several hundred holes in stony frozen soil (blerg). Yep, it's bulb-order time again.

Gymnastics? Fantastic! Our man learns to love Lycra

Inspired by Olympic success, Simon Usborne joins Team GB's gym for the workout of his life

Michael Phelps' mother could win the prize for Best Olympic Mum

Grace Dent: My ten shortcuts to Olympic fever

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.

Great Britain’s Beth Tweddle on the uneven bars during the women’s team final in Greenwich yesterday

Gymnastics: Olga Korbut backs Beth Tweddle to win gold for Team GB

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.

You don't have to be the biggest, the tallest or the lightest to win an Olympic medal - but it helps

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.

Oar we go! Great Britain win first gold of London 2012 as Helen Glover and Heather Stanning storm to victory in women's pairs

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.

Gymnastics: Beth Tweddle eyes Olympic medal as men's success eases the pressure

Beth Tweddle admits the success of the British men's team has eased the pressure on her shoulders as she looks to win the only prize that has eluded her throughout her illustrious career - an Olympic medal.

'The Olympic Park feels like a vast concrete Glastonbury'

Grace Dent: Using ninja internet tactics, I finally enter Olympic Park

After five days of Olympic red-button surfing, it was time to actually leave the house and enter the Olympic Park.

(From left) San Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock, Louis Smith and Daniel Purvis

Gymnastics: Multiple directions – do GB5 a boyband make?

"Britain has a new smash-hit boy band – a five-strong well-muscled group that brought more noise to the O2 last night than Guns N' Roses," roared The Times yesterday after the heroics of Britain's male gymnasts on Monday. But how do GB5 compare in the boy band stakes with the likes of One Direction:

Max Whitlock has become a heart-throb after his performance helped Team GB to medal victory

Gymnastics: Whitlock becomes heart-throb after medal success

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.

Chris Adcock says he will wants to watch Usain Bolt in the 100m

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