Arts and Entertainment That's one hell of a lot of lycra: The 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

An utterly ridiculous but quite heartwarming new show

That's one hell of a lot of lycra: These 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

The Jump: Marcus Brigstocke talks broken bones, getting his kicks and why the show is no Celebrity Big Brother

The comedian insists he is doing it for the thrill of 'sliding fast down things'

That's one hell of a lot of lycra: The 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

The Jump, TV preview: Steve Redgrave, Darren Gough and Amy Childs take to the slopes

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will teach the celebrities to conquer the ski jump

The Home Secretary was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago and must now inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life, the Mail on Sunday revealed.

Theresa May diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Home Secretary insists: 'It doesn't and will not affect my ability to do my work'

Sir Chris won two gold medals at the London 2012 Games, taking his Olympic gold medal total to six

Britain's top Olympian Sir Chris Hoy set to quit cycling

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Sebastian Coe to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

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1 - “I was quite surprised by that. It is not OK to pee in the pool.”
David Cameron on Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps’s revelation that they had peed in the Aquatic Centre pool.

Wet otters, peeing in the pool and a swimmer's sex life: The best funny quotes surrounding the Olympic Games

The Olympic games is officially at the end of its cycle, we've laughed, we've cried and we've celebrated and here at The Independent, we've decided to bring you the funniest quotes from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Victoria Pendleton (right) is beaten to the gold medal by Anna Meares

Victoria Pendleton bows out with head held high despite missing out on gold to great rival Anna Meares

So near but so far: Vicky Pendleton’s final race ended in disappointment as she was forced to settle for silver when longstanding nemesis Anna Meares of Australia defeated her for one last time in the individual sprint.

Sir Chris Hoy became Britain's greatest ever Olympian with gold in the keirin final

Sir Chris Hoy ends career by becoming Britain's greatest ever Olympian with gold in the keirin final

What a great, great way to go: Sir Chris Hoy rounded off his Olympic career in better fashion, smashing ahead of the opposition in the men’s keirin for his sixth gold medal and in the process becoming his country’s greatest ever Olympian in the most triumphant of exits.

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. 

Dave Brailsford says London has presented new challenges

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford in tribute to Victoria Pendleton

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford paid tribute to Victoria Pendleton ahead of her Olympics swansong in the velodrome tonight.

What's on TV: Day 11

10am Athletics Women's javelin qualifying, followed by the men's 110m hurdles heats at 10.10am and triple jump qualifying at 10.45am.

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

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

George Nash and William Satch (right) compete during the men's pairs final

Awesome Kiwis beat British boys into bronze

It would be woefully parochial to trace the glory of the bronze medals won by British oarsmen yesterday only to a flourishing home camp. The bigger picture instead implores due congratulation to Alan Campbell, George Nash and Will Satch for the company they kept, not round the breakfast table, but on the lake itself.

August 3, 2012: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the women's double sculls

Alchemist Anna Watkins helps turn Katherine Grainger's silver into gold in double sculls

ABSOLUTELY the first imperative is that everyone remembers to look upon this beaming, beatific champion and say: “Jolly well done, Anna Watkins!” It is her alchemy, after all, that has finally turned silver into gold. And it was instructive of the charm that has compounded Katherine Grainger’s status, as darling of this regatta, that the glory they shared here yesterday was as much a matter of parity as synchronicity. Reciprocally, however, Watkins will understand if Grainger, having at last requited a 12-year craving, is widely saluted as first among equals.

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