AUGUST 22 - THE International Rugby Board (IRB) are to introduce a new rule that clubs must release players to take part in the Olympics if it is accepted on to the Games programme for 2016.
JULY 14 - BRITAIN today named a team of 48 athletes for the Olympics in Beijing next month and still hope that world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe (pictured) will recover in time to compete.
JULY 15 - WOMEN'S boxing will be included on the programme for the 2012 Olympics in London, the head of the Australian governing body claimed today.
May 8 - Olympic bronze medallist Tasha Danvers (pictured) will captain London South at next month’s Super8 competition in Cardiff, the new two-hour City versus City that is athletics' version of Twenty20 cricket.
JULY 15 - CHARLOTTE O'NEILL (pictured), a former England netball international, has been appointed as the London 2012 competition manager for Olympic aquatics and Paralympic swimming.
July 15 - Sally Gunnell (pictured), the former Olympic champion, is to head a new £5 million five-year sponsorship by McCain of UK Athletics in the build-up to the 2012 London Games.
May 11 - Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington (pictured) has visited the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, along with the rest of the British swimming team.
May 11 - Tomorrow promises to be an important day in determining where the 2012 Olympic boxing competition is going to take place.
By Mike Rowbottom
May 14 - UK Athletics has today announced an extension of its partnership with Spar UK for a further four years until 2013 as the sport continues to cash in on London hosting the 2012 Olympics.
May 19 - Simon Lillistone has been appointed the manager of all cycling events at the London 2012 Games, it was announced today.
May 18 - Welsh athletics legends Colin Jackson and Tanni Grey Thompson (pictured) have both given their backing to next month’s new Super8 competition in Cardiff.
May 21 - Benita Fitzgerald Mosley (pictured), the 1984 Olympic 100 metres hurdles champion, has been appointed as USA Track & Field's (USATF) new chief of sport performance, it was announced today.
August 22 - Australian Warwick Cann (pictured) has been appointed as the new performance pathways coordinator to ensure basketball in Britain exploits the opportunities offered by London 2012.