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Two of Britain's Beijing ring heroes, James DeGale and Tony Jeffries, and head coach Terry Edwards are threatening legal action against the Amateur Boxing Association. The two boxers, who have now turned pro, are poised to sue over bonuses they claim were promised before the Olympics but have not been paid. The pair have given ABA bosses until tomorrow evening to arrange a meeting to settle the situation, otherwise they will issue writs. DeGale says he is due £20,000 as a gold medallist and Jeffries £5,000 for his bronze. They are also demanding an apology from ABA president Richard Caborn, who accused them of "biting the hand that feeds them". Edwards has taken legal advice and will seek damages unless the ABA chief executive, Paul King, retracts comments made in a radio interview last week when he said the coach was informed by letter before the Games that the medal bonus scheme had been withdrawn. "This is blatantly untrue," says Edwards. "There was no communication whatsoever." He meets Derek Mapp, chair of the newly formed British Amateur Boxing Association this week, to discuss his future but he looks certain to quit. Embarrassingly for the umbrella body, Irish coach Gary Keegan has again turned down an offer to become the sport's performance director. "We have a few management problems to resolve," Mapp admits.

Sports Personality of the Year: Should it be her (or him?)

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Cyclo-therapy: Get on your bike and you’ve bucked the system. You are performing a small act of defiance

It's the BBC 'Sports Personality of the Year Award' tomorrow night, and there are four cyclists among the 10 contenders. Wa-hey! Cycling has finally come in from the cold. Granted its rightful place at sport's top table. And yet, and yet ...

Sports Personality of the Year

Dom Joly: Personality? Bring on the rats, dullards and disappointments

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Inside Lines: Battling Boris the cuts man as 2012 bosses fight their corner

London's Olympic organisers face a far tougher inquisition from MPs on Tuesday than the cosy questioning by the International Committee recently over economies that need to be made for 2012. Some members of the Culture, Media and Sport committee will suggest that insufficient heed is being paid to the effects the deepening recession will have on the Games – a feeling apparently shared by Boris Johnson. The mayor is believed to have some differences with fellow members of both Locog (the London organising committee) and the ODA (Olympic Development Authority) over proposed cut-backs and wants more use of existing venues rather than expenditure on temporary ones.

Nicole Cooke: 'I wear the rainbow jersey next year. It will be fantastic'

As the woman who started Britain's Beijing gold rush and achieved a feat unique in cycling, Nicole Cooke has a compelling claim to greater public recognition

Inside Lines: Why the next Adlington will not be an Essex girl

British sport is back in the swim thanks to the prowess of Rebecca Adlington, but this seems to have escaped the notice of the burghers of Redbridge in Essex.

James Lawton: Past greats unfairly knocked over in rush to hype Calzaghe's achievement

McGuigan's picture is at odds with reality. Why? The need to sell every morsel of our sport. If the major victim is truth, who cares?

Winners on and off the pitch: How Loughborough acquired a reputation for academic excellence

Loughborough, the university famous for sport, has suddenly acquired a reputation for academic excellence too. Lucy Hodges asks the vice-chancellor how it happened

Inside Lines: FA will bring on Blair to help England score World Cup win

Former prime minister Tony will be asked to play a key role in bringing the 2018 World Cup to England. He is expected to be among the luminaries lined up by the Football Association when the bid board of big-hitters from politics, sport and the commercial world is announced shortly by the FA chairman Lord Triesman. Blair, who privately expressed an interest in being part of the bid team before he left office, played an influential part in London capturing the 2012 Olympics. Triesman, a Labour peer, clearly believes his former leader still carries the clout to woo Fifa voters in what will be a highly charged game of political football, with Russia, now almost certain to be England's chief rivals, making it known they will do "whatever it takes" to win the bid.

After the Goldrush: British athletes after the Olympics

For Britain's Olympic heroes life is settling back to normality – training, work and the odd red-carpet appearance. Interviews by Nick Harris

Olympic swimming training 'too hard on young athletes'

Young swimmers hoping to emulate the double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington's Beijing exploits at the London 2012 Games are being subjected to an unacceptably heavy training regime and excessive "surveillance", a study has concluded.

Lack of professional success no barrier for Wilson

With apologies to Gregory Havret, the Frenchman who prevailed in a tense finish to this Johnnie Walker Championship, the proudest player on this golf course yesterday was Oliver Wilson. He does not expect to have a pub named after him, but Mansfield will have toasted his achievement last night.

Pandora: Out of the frying pan and into the future...

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