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Seb’s Olympic rings plan falls at the final hurdle

PROPOSALS to place giant Olympic rings on Edinburgh Castle have been axed by Historic Scotland, marking a dramatic U-turn in the face of staunch public opposition and a campaign by the Evening News.

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Historic Scotland say no to £200,000 Olympic logo on Edinburgh Castle

HISTORIC Scotland has said it will not allow a giant Olympic Rings logo to be displayed on the side of Edinburgh Castle.

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Rugby: Scotland sevens team will bow to GB Olympic push

Scotland could temporarily forfeit individual status on rugby's sevens circuit in deference to Great Britain Olympic aspirations.

Duncan Goodhew is urging GB swimmers to stay cool

Olympian Duncan Goodhew has urged Britain's swimmers not to become lost in the occasion when they step up on the blocks aiming for gold at London 2012.

Hannah Miley: Keeping fit and healthy on the road to Shanghai via Cyprus

I LOVE the longer summer evenings and the lighter mornings, but this time of year comes with a bugbear. I suffer from hay fever and the sticky, itchy eyes have already started to kick in. Not the best for a swimmer.

Ed Jefferies fighting hard on two fronts

For most Olympic hopefuls hardly a minute of the day goes by now when they are not training for or thinking about next year's Games in London - and then they go to bed and dream about it.

Orchestra tunes up for 2012 Olympics

The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is to record the national anthems for the 2012 Olympics.

Changing room chat: Oscar aiming for a London double

OSCAR Pistorius is determined to line up in both the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London.

Spurs take first legal step in bid to overturn Olympic Stadium choice

Tottenham yesterday took the first step in their legal battle to challenge the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham.

Sir Steve Redgrave tops fundraising chart

Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave has won the race to be named the London Marathon's top celebrity fundraiser.

UK Sport director Keen for success

UK Sport director of performance Peter Keen has backed British athletes to flourish at London 2012 despite the heightened expectation of a home crowd.

Britain urged to keep united basketball team

The secretary general of the International Basketball Federation Patrick Baumann believes England, Scotland and Wales should continue to operate under the banner of Great Britain once the Olympics are over.

Olympic centre to look 'nicer later'

The £269 million London 2012 aquatic centre will look better after the Games, the International Olympic Committee has admitted.

Olympic Stadium security guard arrested on Semtex suspicion

A FEMALE dog handler who works as a security guard at the Olympic Stadium in East London has been arrested on suspicion of possessing plastic explosives - believed to be Semtex.

Spurs look to lawyers in 2012 fight

The battle for the Olympic Stadium was thrown back into the public spotlight yesterday after Tottenham took the first step towards mounting a legal challenge against the Olympic Park Legacy Company's (OPLC) decision to award the jewel in the 2012 crown to West Ham.

Mum's the word in Grainger gold quest

THREE-TIME Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger is used to working as part of a team, normally with other rowers. Yesterday, however, the 35-year-old was joined by her mother as the two helped launch the Bank of Scotland's 2011 Local Heroes initiative.

Changing room chat: Herne Hill set to get back on track

WORK will begin in the summer to restore Herne Hill velodrome, the last surviving venue from the 1948 Olympics. A 15-year lease agreement has been finalised for British Cycling to take over the Camberwell facility.

Sir Chris Hoy hopeful despite missing gold

Sir Chris Hoy completed the penultimate Track Cycling World Championships before London 2012 without a gold medal, but encouraged by what awaits at the Olympic Games next summer.

Rowing: Constantine Louloudis tipped for Olympics

Oxford's teenage Xchanging Boat Race winner Constantine Louloudis is ready to be fast-tracked into Britain's 2012 Olympic squad, according to his coach Sean Bowden.

GB football team 'could be united at Olympics'

Britain's new FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has admitted that top young players such as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey will have the legal right to be considered for the British Olympic team at the London 2012 Games.

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