Sport (L-R) Bacary Sagna, Linford Christie, Thierry Henry and Olivier Giroud pictured together with Henry wearing a Puma-branded Arsenal kit

But is it the official 2013-14 strip when the suppliers replace Nike in a Premier League record deal?

He's fast but frail – will we now see best of James Dasaolu?

Since his blistering run of 9.91sec in the 100 metres semi-final at the UK Trials, James Dasaolu has become something of an invisible man in sprinting terms. After becoming only the fourth Briton to dip under that dream 10sec barrier, the hope – in fact, expectation – was that Dasaolu would back that up... and soon.

Running the show: James Dasaolu (centre) takes advantage of perfect conditions to become the second-fastest Briton of all time in Birmingham yesterday

James Dasaolu breaks 10-second barrier at British Championships

Sprinter sets sights on Christie's British 100m record as he emerges as potential rival to Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay

Old Etonian: Team GB's Lawrence Clarke says he wishes he went to a state school

Team GB's Lawrence Clarke says he wishes he hadn't gone to Eton

A Team GB hurdler who went to Eton has said he wishes he had gone to a state school instead.

1936 Berlin: Preppy prescience - There were, of course, rather more political issues at the heart of these Games than what the athletes were wearing – but note the preppy prescience of the British team's apparel as they gather around diver Katinka Larsen for this group shot. They could easily all have been wardrobed by Gap. Side-partings were an optional extra, but oh for the days when a swimming costume like this was chic rather than prudish.

The Flag Trade: Team GB wins gold in the fashion stakes

As our national heroes make their bids for glory, how has Team GB fared in the fashion stakes over the years? Harriet Walker ranks their kit

The Fastest Men on Earth, by Neil Duncanson

We're conditioned to believe that the human race's athletic ability improves on a steady upward curve, but Usain Bolt's 2009 achievement in shattering his own 100m record by an astonishing 11/100ths of a second put a large dent in that theory.

Linford Christie gets driving ban

The Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie was convicted of careless driving at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday.

Linford Christie guilty of careless driving

Former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie was cleared of dangerous driving today but found guilty of careless driving.

Linford Christie 'drove on wrong side of road before his car hit taxi'

The Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Linford Christie was driving on the wrong side when he collided head on with a taxi carrying a newlywed couple, a court heard.

Banana crops are under threat from a deadly fungal disease

Alice-Azania Jarvis looks into the rise - and potential fall - of Britain's favourite fruit

Terence Blacker: Sometimes you can be too dignified

It has been one of those moments when, as if we have suddenly been spooked by the chilly uncertainties of today and tomorrow, there has been a general scurrying back to the warmth and safety of yesterday. The newspapers have earnestly discussed weddings, public schools, frocks and class. Broadcasters of the old-codger school have bemoaned how fings ain't wot they used to be. A couple of veteran British pin-ups have been back in the headlines.

Inside Lines: Beckham in pole position to make athletes feel special

Unwanted he may – or may not – be on the field for England by Fabio Capello, but there is no doubt that the oft-maligned David Beckham does his bit for his country off it. He was influential in securing London's bid for the 2012 Olympics, may well win a few votes from equally star-struck Fifa members when the 2018 World Cup destination is decided in December, and this weekend he is cheering on British competitors as the Special Olympics European Games open in Warsaw. What's special about these Games is that they cater for those with learning disabilities, which includes Down's Syndrome and autism, who are not eligible for the Paralympics. Having watched last year's UK event in Leicester I can testify it is the most understated event in the sporting calendar. Watched by Beckham and France's Zinedine Zidane, who like him is a Special Olympics global ambassador, around 1,500 athletes from 57 countries will compete in half a dozen sports, and for some just completing a lap of the track could be the highlight of their lives. "There are 1.2m people in this country with learning disabilities, so it is good they can be recognised through sport in this way," says the Special Olympics GB chair Lawrie McMenemy. Backed by the National Grid, Britain have a team of 48 who were given a send-off at No 10 by David Cameron, whose own son Ivan, a cerebral palsy sufferer, died last year aged six. He told them: "The whole country will be cheering you on." So we should be.

D J Taylor: We all love a sporting bad boy

On paper, at any rate, professional sport is still a matter of more or less gentlemanly behavioural codes

Chris Hewett: Come in No 10, your time is up

Flood is more of a playmaker than Wilkinson, though neither has Cipriani's game

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We broke firsthand accounts of foreign news, dissected the state of Britain and campaigned to help our children. What happened next?

Sports giant throws its weight behind Chalayan

"Linford Christie said to me 10 years ago, 'when I look good, I run faster'," Jochen Zeitz, chairman and CEO of the sportswear giant Puma told a Paris press conference yesterday, announcing the designer Hussein Chalayan's appointment as Puma's first ever creative director. Puma has also bought a majority stake in Chalayan's London-based fashion label for an undisclosed sum, ensuring the future of one of the world's most creatively accomplished designers is assured.

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