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A walk in the Olympic Park - a guided tour

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Phillips Idowu remains 'a strong medal contender'

Phillips Idowu pulls out of Team GB training camp

Injury concerns surrounding Olympic silver medallist Phillips Idowu intensified today with confirmation the triple jumper has not travelled to the British team's training camp in Portugal.

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Phillips Idowu yesterday posted this video of himself in a gym session

Enigmatic Idowu goes out of his way to prove fitness

Phillips Idowu turned to Twitter yesterday in an attempt to show the world his Olympic hopes are hanging by something more substantial than a thread.

Phillips Idowu has not competed since the beginning of last month

'Invisible Man' Phillips Idowu returns to jump on any injury fears ahead of Olympics

Gold medal hope contradicts claims by Van Commenee over his fitness for London

Dai Greene after winning gold in the world championships

Dai Greene to captain Great Britain's athletics team at London 2012

World 400 metres hurdles champion Dai Greene will captain Great Britain's athletics team at the Olympics.

Phillips Idowu is facing a race against time to be fit for the Olympics

Idowu casts a cloud over Great Britain's golden Olympic hopes

Van Commenee has no idea if triple jumper is fit because of rift, writes Simon Turnbull

Phillips Idowu remains 'a strong medal contender'

Idowu's late withdrawal fuels injury concerns for Olympics

The clouds were gathering in Birmingham even before the best of Britain's runners, jumpers and throwers got about the business of chasing Olympic places on the opening day of the Aviva 2012 Trials last night. There was another of a metaphorical nature when it emerged that Phillips Idowu had withdrawn from the three-day meeting.

Phillips Idowu pulls out of Olympic trials

Former world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu today became the latest athlete to pull out of this weekend's Olympic trials in Birmingham, sparking injury fears just weeks ahead of the London Games.

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Yamile Aldama celebrates with the Union Jack after her gold medal

Aldama, our woman from Havana, raises gold hopes

Arriving in London via Sudan, Britain's new 39-year-old triple jump champion had to leap numerous obstacles, writes Simon Turnbull

Christine Ohuruogu leads Shana Cox, Perri Shakes- Drayton and Nicola Sanders in celebration after their 4x400m gold

Ohuruogu finds form when it matters to secure relay win

It has taken the best part of four years, and no little pain on the injury front, but there was finally a spring back in Christine Ohurougu's stride yesterday – and a gold medal around her neck. The Stratford woman who won individual 400m gold at the Beijing Olympics showed a return to form – ahead of what, for her, will be a particularly close-to-home Olympics – with a storming run on the penultimate leg of the 4 x 400m relay final at the World Indoor Championships.

Bleasdale falls short in Stockholm

For the second time in two weeks, Holly Bleasdale was forced to play second fiddle to the queen of the pole vault, Yelena Isinbayeva.

Bleasdale eyeing revenge

Holly Bleasdale has another crack at the queen of the pole vault in Stockholm tonight. Two weeks ago in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the 20-year-old Briton cleared the same height as Yelena Isinbayeva, 4.68m, but was beaten by the Russian Olympic champion on countback.

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Cursed! The astonishing story of porridge's poster boy

David Cameron may yet come to regret his breakfast encounter with the shot-putting, kilt-wearing giant who has adorned cereal boxes across the land for many a chilly winter. David Randall unravels an amazing tale

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