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Careers are more exciting for Olympians, retirement more painful
A review into the disappointing performance by Great Britain's swimmers at the London 2012 Olympics has recommended that guidelines be put in place to limit the athletes' commercial activities in the run-up to major events.
Doreen Lawrence, author PD James, women's rights activist Zainab Salbi and singer Kate Woolveridge were the four other winners of the Women Of The Year awards.
British success has not come easy in the London Aquatics Centre this summer, and it is to perhaps the hardest-earned of those rare Olympic moments that Hannah Russell turned to find her inspiration to claim a silver medal on her Paralympic debut last night.
Sir Chris Hoy has said that he believes Sir Steve Redgrave is Britain's greatest Olympian ever despite surpassing him in the medals stakes.
The extent to which Laura Trott has been transformed from a quite good cyclist from Cheshunt into a household name was today proved by the phalanx of autograph hunters and cameras that followed her every move.
Victoria Pendleton stepped down from her velodrome throne last night and prepared to hand over her crown to track cycling's fresh-faced new star Laura Trott.
Lack of home success in the pool means UK Sport set to divert money elsewhere
Great British hopeful Fran Halsall finished this evening’s 100m freestyle in a disappointing sixth.
Michael Phelps again outshone Milorad Cavic as the pair renewed their rivalry in the 100 metres butterfly.
Fran Halsall and James Goddard both negotiated the first steps towards fulfilling their Olympic dreams, while the women's 4x200 metres freestyle - minus Rebecca Adlington - qualified for tonight's final at the Aquatics Centre.
Missy Franklin never took up Michael Phelps' offer of advice on how to endure the brutal realities of handling an exhausting multi-medal programme. It might have been worthwhile as the 17-year-old last night found herself swum out of the medals in the 200m freestyle.
Hannah Miley and Caitlin McClatchey both safely negotiated their way through the heats of their respective events as the third day of action got under way at the Aquatics Centre.
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.
Our Becky, the sporting superstar it has always been a little easier to think of in such familiar terms, couldn't break Britain's gold fever, at least not at the first time of asking here last night, but she surely made the country feel a whole lot better about itself.