London 2012 Olympics

Former British sprinter Linford Christie outside the High Court.
On this day: Mixed fortunes for British Olympians
Sports Mole looks back on how British athletes fared on this day at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Jul 27, 09:45
David Wilkie in the pool after competing at the Montreal Olympics.
On this day: David Wilkie wins Olympic gold
Thirty-seven years ago today, David Wilkie won Olympic gold in the pool at the Montreal Olympics.
Jul 24, 09:40
Olympics opening ceremony
On this day: Manchester's Olympic bid gathers pace
On this day in 1993, Manchester's bid for the 2000 Olympics gathered pace.
Jul 13, 09:40
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Olympic torch to travel to space ahead of Sochi 2014 Winter Games
The Olympic torch will travel to space ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
Jun 24, 14:43
Olympic rings
Turkey protests 'will not affect Olympic Games bid'
Istanbul 2020 bid officials insists that recent violent protests in the city will not affect its bid to host the 2020 Olympics.
Jun 13, 01:33
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Squash, baseball, softball, wrestling in Olympic contention
Squash, baseball/softball and wrestling are in contention for a place at the 2020 Olympics.
May 29, 18:25
Rory McIlroy waits for his turn to putt on the first green during the third round of the Texas Open golf tournament on April 6, 2013
Rory McIlroy not being rushed into Olympic allegiance
Rory McIlroy insists that he will not be rushed into choosing whether to represent Ireland or Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics.
May 4, 11:32
Turkish runner Asli Cakir Alptekin celebrates her gold medal win in the Ladies 1500m at London 2012
Olympic champion Asli Cakir Alptekin facing lifetime ban
Asli Cakir Alptekin, the women's 1,500m gold medallist at London 2012, faces a lifetime ban after being found guilty of doping.
May 3, 21:03
Team GB group shot
Nissan to sponsor Team GB
Nissan are revealed to be the official automobile sponsor of Team GB on the road to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Apr 25, 12:51
Chris Hoy with his two London 2012 gold medals on August 7, 2012
Sir Chris Hoy: 'Athens, London are career highs'
Sir Chris Hoy admits that his first and most recent gold medals are the highlights of his 18-year cycling career.
Apr 18, 12:50
Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy retires from track cycling
Chris Hoy officially announces his retirement from cycling.
Apr 18, 12:28
Olympics opening ceremony
Olympics coverage gets BAFTA nomination
The Olympics opening ceremony is nominated for a TV BAFTA.
Apr 10, 14:23
Lawrence Okoye
Lawrence Okoye set for NFL switch
Great Britain discus thrower Lawrence Okoye reveals that he is embarking on an NFL career but insists that he will return to athletics in the future.
Mar 31, 18:44
Basketball
UK Sport confirms investment in basketball, disabled fencing, women's beach volleyball
UK Sport confirms that basketball, women's volleyball and disabled fencing will get revised investments for 2014-17 if they fulfil performance goals this year.
Mar 22, 17:09
Ricky Hatton
Damien Hooper signs to Hatton Promotions
Damien Hooper signs professional terms with Hatton Promotions.
Mar 6, 16:04
Peter Waterfield and Tom Daley
Tom Daley looking for new diving partner
British diver Tom Daley reveals that he is keen to have a new diving partner for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Feb 20, 14:59
London Olympic Stadium
Beth Storry retires from international hockey
Great Britain goalkeeper Beth Storry admits that age played a role in her decision to retire from international hockey.
Feb 19, 15:42
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal targets 2016 Olympics
Rafael Nadal says that he wants to be in a good health for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Feb 12, 20:42
Basketball
Basketball, wheelchair fencing receive Olympic funding
Great Britain will be represented in the basketball and wheelchair fencing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, following successful appeals to UK Sport.
Feb 1, 15:00
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Video: Rajiv Ouseph admits regrets
Watch as Olympian Rajiv Ouseph looks forward to the 2016 Olympic Games following a disappointing London 2012.
Jan 29, 12:09
Chris Hoy with his two London 2012 gold medals on August 7, 2012
Cycling facing Olympic axe after Lance Armstrong confession
Cycling could be axed from the Olympics if Lance Armstrong's confessions to doping implicate the sport's governing body.
Jan 15, 20:16
Nicole Cooke during a race on June 24, 2012
Nicole Cooke retires from cycling
Beijing road race Olympic champion Nicole Cooke announces her retirement from professional cycling.
Jan 14, 16:08
Rory McIlroy tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship in Dubai on November 25, 2012
Rory McIlroy: 'I may not go to Rio Olympics'
Rory McIlroy says that he could opt out of playing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because he does not want to "upset" people from Great Britain or Ireland.
Jan 4, 03:02
Serena Williams
Serena Williams targets Grand Slam success
Serena Williams insists that she can win all four Grand Slams in 2013.
Dec 30, 16:19
Adam Gemili
Adam Gemili hails 'unforgettable' year
Adam Gemili says that nothing will beat the feeling of representing Team GB at London 2012.
Dec 29, 15:51
London Olympic Stadium
Queen to pay Olympics tribute in Christmas speech
The Queen pays tribute to Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes during this year's Christmas speech.
Dec 24, 00:24
Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over Roger Federer in the final of the ATP Finals
Olympic ticket figures released
Just 3% of the tickets for Novak Djokovic's first-round clash in the London Olympics were made available for the public.
Dec 19, 15:13
Athletics
Two London 2012 athletes banned for doping
The IAAF reveals that two female athletes whose doping was found out at the London Olympics have both received suspensions from the sport.
Dec 18, 22:59
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Pope Benedict XVI denounces doping
Pope Benedict XVI warns athletes against doping to better their performances.
Dec 18, 03:02
Bradley Wiggins talks to host Sue Barker at Sports Personality of the Year on December 16, 2012
Bradley Wiggins: 'It is incredible that Mo Farah did not win BBC award'
Bradley Wiggins admits that he finds it "incredible" that he won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ahead of Mohamed Farah.
Dec 16, 23:57
Team GB star Jess Ennis arrives for Sports Personality of the Year on December 16, 2012
Jessica Ennis proud of BBC Sports Personality of the Year award nomination
Jessica Ennis says that she is proud to have been voted second in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Dec 16, 23:35
Bradley Wiggins talks to host Sue Barker at Sports Personality of the Year on December 16, 2012
Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Bradley Wiggins wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 award ahead of Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray.
Dec 16, 22:29
Mo Farah
Arsenal unveil Olympic tribute
Arsenal unveil a wall-art tribute to the Gunners' fans who won medals at the London Olympics, including Mo Farah, Anthony Joshua and Allyson Felix.
Dec 16, 21:00
Elena Baltacha
Elena Baltacha confident of return
Former British number one Elena Baltacha targets a return to action after five months on the sidelines.
Dec 11, 13:27
Team GB's Jessica Ennis receives her gold medal at London 2012 on August 4, 2012
Jessica Ennis: 'It was weird when Team GB athletes wanted photos with me'
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis says that she found it "weird" when her fellow Team GB athletes would ask to have a photo taken with her.
Dec 10, 14:07
Paula Radcliffe
Peter Eriksson opens door for Paula Radcliffe
UK Athletics head coach Peter Eriksson is keen for Paula Radcliffe to return to the field in 2013.
Dec 10, 12:20


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