Sport Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win gold for the women's double sculls rowing event on day seven of the Olympics

Olympic gold medallist Anna Watkins has announced that she will not defend her double sculls title with Katherine Grainger in Rio  in 2016 after the birth of her son, although she has not ruled out making a comeback at Tokyo 2020.

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Gold medal hope Rebecca Adlington won two bronze medals

Swimming performance director Michael Scott 'gutted' with poor showing at London 2012 but will not step down

Michael Scott, the performance director of British Swimming, has promised to make his team “leaner and meaner” following their failure in the London Games.

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Cycling teams across the capital have had a huge spike in interest as Team GB's medal tally has soared over the last week

London 2012: Sports membership enquiries soar amid Team GB medal success

Team GB's medal success has sparked interest in sports among Londoners, with a rapid rise in enquiries about club membership.

Sir Chris Hoy began his bid to become the greatest British Olympian of all time

Team GB's Chris Hoy begins bid to become most successful British Olympian of all time

Sir Chris Hoy started his campaign today to become the greatest British Olympian ever with an impressive win in the first round of the keirin. 

Man with tickets to every day of Games found dead in velodrome

An Olympics fan with tickets to every day of the Games has been found dead in the toilets at the velodrome after watching Team GB win gold.

Olympic Shorts: Festival bosses hope Hoy and Murray can blaze golden trail to Edinburgh

The director of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards issued a rallying cry to Scotland's Olympians to support the Edinburgh Festival, as the success of the Games has seen ticket sales come under pressure.

Gold medallists Katherine Copeland (left) and Sophie Hosking were typical of the GB rowing team

Golden GB rowers set such high standards that silver is never enough

Dazzling success at Eton Dorney down to a mentality where there is no place for second-best

Colin Jackson, Michael Johnson and Denise Lewis in the BBC commentary box as Mo Farah sprinted to 10,000m victory

Grace Dent's Olympics: The celebrity bar has been raised. Z-listers, your time is officially up

I’m now so emotional that I’d weep at Rick Witter from Shed Seven clanking through ‘Goingfor gold’

FISA said that Eton Dorney was the best venue with the rapturous crowd being one of the key contributing factors

London 2012 rowing regatta the best of all time, says FISA

The London 2012 Olympic rowing regatta has been declared the best of all time by the sport's world governing body FISA.

Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking win gold

The perfection and pain of lake superior

Great Britain's stunning regatta performance produces two more golds, an emotional silver and a rallying cry to the young

Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland enjoy that winning feeling

Rowers celebrate best medal haul

Wins in women's lightweight double sculls and men's coxless four, though men's double sculls lose out

August 4, 2012: Laura Robson and Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrate after defeating Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki of Germany in their Mixed Doubles Tennis semi-final at Wimbledon

Tennis: Andy Murray and Laura Robson guarantee medal with victory over Germany in mixed doubles semi-final

Andy Murray will play for two gold medals tomorrow after he and Laura Robson brilliantly won their mixed doubles semi-final against Germans Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki.

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory beat arch-rivals Australia to win Britain's fourth consecutive Olympic title in the coxless fours

Team GB take two golds and a silver at Eton Dorney on historic Super Saturday

Great Britain celebrated two more Olympic gold medals and a silver at Eton Dorney on an historic - and dramatic - Super Saturday for British rowing.

Mo Farah: Is a serious medal contender for Great Britain in the men's 10,000m this evening

Weekend Preview: Swimmers have sunk but expect GB medals to flow

The main event on what could be a glorious weekend for British athletics is the culmination of the women's heptathlon. After a strong start from Jessica Ennis, and a surprisingly good one from Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the heptathlon has its final events tonight.

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