Sport Louis Smith shows off his Olympic silver medal

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.

Shannon Miller: Downgrading is tough – but it's part of the sport

Your team were sensational last night. You should be really proud

The British gymnastics team at the 1948 Olympic Games in London

Hubbard's Cupboard: Ludicrous, polemic, tragic – gymnastics in London 1948

The man with incredible tales from past Games

Beth Tweddle puts on a suberb display on the uneven bars yesterday

Gymnastics: Beth Tweddle hails 'amazing' achievements of Team GB

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.

James Lawton: Empty seats betray idea of the people's Games

Thank heavens for the thin red line of these Olympics, the soldiers who brought instant reassurance under the threat of a security meltdown and now, understandably enough, are seen as a better short-term option than cardboard cut-out spectators in the vital matter of filling the empty spaces.

James Lawton: Empty seats betray idea of the people's Games

This should not be about providing the corporates with more privileges

Home hopes: Tancock and Spofforth seek pool podium as men's gymnasts face final challenge

The eyes of Great Britain will again turn to the pool tonight with both Gemma Spofforth and Liam Tancock in with a chance of adding to Team GB's medal tally.

Olympic officials blame Twitter for shambolic television coverage

Olympic officials have blamed Twitter for a series of computer glitches that led to shambolic television coverage of the men’s road race yesterday afternoon. BBC presenters struggled to work out who was leading the nail biting race because GPS data containing the competitors’ progress was delayed.

Empty seats at Wimbledon as Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland took on Julia Goerges during the Women's Singles Tennis match today

Troops, students and teachers fill gaps left by stadiums' empty seats

Sponsors faced growing criticism over unused tickets at Olympic venues after a number of events took place with empty seats.

Lord Coe claims Olympic venues are 'stuffed to the gunwales'

Sebastian Coe responds to row over empty seats in Olympic venues

Louis Smith leads the home charge

Olympic weekend watch: Louis Smith inspired by his Beijing breakthrough

2008 bronze medallist says home crowd will help strong team's bid for honours, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke

Olympic Games a great moment for UK, says David Cameron

David Cameron dismissed concerns that Britons might not be behind the Olympics today, saying the Games were a great moment for the UK to come together.

The five circles of transport hell?

i writers battle London's Olympic restrictions – and each other – to cross the capital

Savannah Marshall has a fighting chance of a boxing gong

And the rest? High hopes from triathlon to taekwondo for Team GB at London 2012

There are many reasons for GB to expect beyond the main events. Robin Scott-Elliot pinpoints further podium potential

The Olympic Torch at Wembley

Spectators' experience at London 2012 Olympics to be improved with music and special lighting

Olympics organisers have revealed how they intend to enhance the spectator experience at London 2012 with music and other visual presentations.

Rebecca Tunney: 'I knew it was going to be huge and big but this was more than I expected'

Gymnastics: Tiny Tunney hoping to make it big this summer

As Britain's youngest competitor, London 2012 was always going to be unlike anything Rebecca Tunney had experienced before and she happily confessed yesterday that it has already been an "overwhelming" experience.

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