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It must be one of the most enduring images of the Olympic spirit at the London 2012 Games: Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang determinedly hopped over the finish line today, far behind his opponents after he fell injured at the first hurdle.
The saga of Phillips Idowu's fitness and whereabouts has been fascinating or irritating depending on your point of view, but the so-called “Invisible Man” of British athletics will finally be seen tomorrow.
Cuban-born Briton finishes fourth Games, and her bold quest for a medal, with fifth place
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.
Jonathan Edwards believes Phillips Idowu may be relishing his chaotic build-up to the Olympics.
The four are Ennis, Farah, Greene and Ohuruogu. For me, Christine is the main one
Phillips Idowu has been promised the full support of the British Olympic Association in his bid to gain full fitness in time for a triple-jump glory bid.
It's the size of Hyde Park, but what's the main venue actually like? Tom Peck sets out on foot to give you a guided tour
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.
Gold medal hope contradicts claims by Van Commenee over his fitness for London
World 400 metres hurdles champion Dai Greene will captain Great Britain's athletics team at the Olympics.
Van Commenee has no idea if triple jumper is fit because of rift, writes Simon Turnbull
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.
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
Jamaica's Trecia Smith excels at triple jump but loves the unknown status London life affords her
She is just 20 and only took up the pole vault in 2008. Now she is one of the world's best. She talks to Simon Turnbull