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 12 – RICHARD CABORN (pictured) has brokered a deal between FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency that should ensure football remains in the 2012 Olympics.
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.
By Duncan Mackay in Denver
March 29 – Jacques Rogge (pictured) has said he hopes Britain will compete in the football tournament at London in 2012 but is refusing to get involved in the row over how the team is selected.
March 10 – Britain could field a football team made up entirely of English players at the 2012 London Olympics, Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe said again today during a debate on the subject in the House of Commons.
March 20 – England deserves to host the 2018 World Cup, Mohamed Bin Hammam, the president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has said.
March 18 – Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond (pictured) today claimed the row over a British football team at the 2012 Olympics showed why his country should be independent.
MARCH 8 – A PARLIAMENTARY debate into the proposed united British football team for the London 2012 Olympics is to be held on Tuesday and attended by former Scotland manager Craig Brown.
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.
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.
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.
FEBRUARY 5 – CRAIG BROWN (picured), the former Scotland manager, has today claimed that the Olympic football tournament is just a “Mickey Mouse” event that means nothing.
He said: “It’s [the Olympics] basically a Mickey Mouse tournament.
FEBRUARY 1 – FIFA PRESIDENT Sepp Blatter (pictured) wants to lower the age limit for the Olympic soccer tournament and ban the addition of three over-23 players, he said today.
DECEMBER 12 – THREE of Britain’s four national soccer team managers today backed a united team for the 2012 London Olympics.
NOVEMBER 16 – TIME is “rapidly running out” for a football club to stake their claim to move to the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games, a senior London official warned during a visit to Barcelona today.