AUGUST 26 - SCOTLAND manager George Burley (pictured) has added his voice to those saying they do not support a united British football team for London 2012, despite his countryman Gordon Brown stepping up attempts to force it through.
AUGUST 31 - TRIPLE gold medal winning cyclist Chris Hoy (pictured) said today that he hopes a compromise can be worked out so Scotland can take part in a united British football team at the 2012 Olympics.
JULY 3 - THE Home Nations may not have had any football teams at this summer’s European Championships but two football teams will travel to Beijing to represent Britain at this summer’s Paralympic Games in Beijing.
June 13 - The Olympic football tournament at London 2012 seems set to retain its current format, leaving the door open for players like Wayne Rooney (pictured) to represent Britain.
May 29 - A football team of only English players is set to represent Britain at the 2012 London Olympics after the other three Home Countries agreed that they would turn a "blind eye" to their participation.
May 31 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter (pictured) tonight backed the compromise agreement that will see British football teams containing only English players competing at the 2012 Olympics in London.
JULY 23 - COLIN MOYNIHAN (pictured), the chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), today reassured the public that they will have a British football team to support a the the 2012 Games.
April 16 - A solution could still be find in the row over a British football team to compete at London 2012, the chief executive of the British Olympic Association Andy Hunt (pictured) claimed today.
JULY 24 - SCOTLAND is refusing to offer any hope that they will co-operate with a British football competing in the 2012 London Olympics.
JULY 27 - A SENIOR member of the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has claimed that they have never been consulted about a united British football team for the 2012 Olympics.
MARCH 2 - CULTURE SECRETARY Andy Burnham (pictured) has sparked a new politicial row after today issuing a warning to the Scottish Football Association not to retaliate against players called up to join a united British football team at the 2012 Olympics.
MARCH 3 - A PETITION against a united British football team competing in the London 2012 Olympics organised by former Scotland manager Craig Brown was today presented to the Scottish Parliament.
Christine Grahame, a member of the Scottish Nationalist Party, presented the petition at Holyrood on behalf of Brown.
She said: "If we were to have a Team GB at the UK Olympics, you can say goodbye to a Scotland team playing internationally.
"It's opening a can of worms or Pandora's box, that would allow many nations - that wanted to undermine this position for many years - it would give them a golden opportunity to do so."
The petition was signed by 2,381 people.
Labour's Bill Butler said he was also against the creation of a Great Britain team - despite Labour politicians at Westminster backing it.
He said: "I do not see the need for a GB football team."
The Glasgow Anniesland MSP said it would create an "unhappy precedent" which could have unintended consequences, despite any assurances from the world's governing body, FIFA.
He said: "One FIOFA executive, like one Parliament, cannot bind another FIFA executive in the future."
MSPs agreed to write to FIFA and the other football governing bodies involved to clarify their position on the issue, including how binding their current position is on future administrations.
MARCH 4 - FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION chairman Lord Triesman (pictured) today announced he will not sit as a Labour peer in the House of Lords until England's 2018 World Cup bid campaign is ove
MARCH 4 - MEMBERS of the Scottish Parliament have been told to stay out of the row over whether there should be a British football team at the 2012 London Olympics by Gordon Smith (pictured), the chief executive of the Scottish Football Association.