March 8 - News today of a new pin to celebrate the summer-long London 2012 festival programme. The pin uses the London 2012 logo in pink without the Olympic rings on a silver background with the word 'Festival' recessed in the background.
Pin 1065 will be priced at £5 and should be available by the end of the week. No information on issue size at the moment.
In the men's Olympic hockey final at Munich 1972, Michael Krause's goal in the 60th minute gave hosts West Germany a 1-0 victory over defending champions Pakistan. Pakistan's players complained about the umpiring and claimed goal should be disallowed. After the match, Pakistani fans ran onto the field in rage; some players and fans dumped water on Belgium's Rene Frank, then President of the International Hockey Federation. During the medals ceremony, some of the players turned their backs on the West German flag.
Like all Olympic sports, rowing is striving for growth in all parts of the world. Mike Rowbottom looks at the story of Zimbabwe's Micheen Thornycroft, who dodged hippos and crocodiles on the way to London 2012 and has now set her sights on Rio.