News Andy Murray with partner Kim Sears at Buckingham Palace after being made an OBE in October

Honours protocol means Wimbledon champion must wait for knighthood

Nick Bitel: It was passion that put us ahead of Paris

The Government must now fulfil its promise to appoint a cabinet minister for the Olympics

Lasse Viren: Finland's Seb picks up the baton dropped by the Brits

Athlete turned politician is helping his country to stage a major event. Simon Turnbull in Helsinki meets a past master of the hard yards

Coe unveils 2012 proposals with a patriotic rallying cry

A formidable array of political leaders and sporting greats appealed for the public to back London's Olympic bid yesterday as the capital delivered a detailed plan designed to edge out its rivals in the race to stage the 2012 Games.

London bid in higher gear as Madrid gets on its bike

Lord Coe mocks the latest hurdle to 2012 success. Alan Hubbard hears a leader in strident mood

Olympic Games: Clash of egos blamed after Olympic bid drops Cassani

One year from now, London will know if it has succeeded in its attempt to host the 2012 Olympic Games. And the omens yesterday were not looking good as the chairman of the London bid, Sebastian Coe, faced stinging accusations that his ego and lack of leadership were putting the bid in jeopardy.

Athletics: Soos takes burden of middle-distance heritage in stride

Faces to follow for 2004: Coe's former coach says Loughborough University athlete reminds him of former double Olympic champion

'Football must take responsibility now'

Ferdinand: For the judgement

Hard lessons for football, says Coe

Coe joins dash to win Olympics

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