Summer Sports

Northern Ireland manager backs Team GB and Scots say they want to play at London 2012

By Duncan Mackay

Nigel_Worthington_on_touchlineJune 23 - Plans for a united British football team at next year's Olympics, including representatives from all four Home Countries, have been boosted after Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington (pictured) claimed he would be happy for his players to take part and Scottish youngsters Kyle Hutton and Gregg Wylde revealed that they would both like to be involved at London 2012.

BOA decision to pick Scottish and Welsh players for Team GB football team sparks anger

By Duncan Mackay

Aaron_Ramsey_and_Gareth_BaleJune 21 - The British Olympic Association (BOA) have sparked a row after claiming it has reached agreement for a Team GB side to compete in both the men's and women's football competitions at London 2012 with a controversial deal that leaves the way clear for players from all Home Countries, including Wales' Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale (pictured), to take part.

Perth 2011 stars on BBC World news

By Emily Goddard

Perth_2011_Event_Director_John_Longley_showing_Peschardts_People_around_Perth_21-06-11Friday 21 - The Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships is playing a starring role on the BBC World News television channel after the programme Peschardt's People recently made the trip to Western Australia to feature Perth 2011 Event Director John Longley and talk about December's Sailing World Championships, the development of WA and its capital city.