FIFA today gave the green light on for British football teams at the 2012 London Olympics, saying it would not have any effect on the individual status of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
THE Scottish and Welsh Governments have both said today that they remain fiercely opposed to the idea of a united British football team taking part in the London 2012 Olympics.
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.
JUNE 27 – NORTHERN IRELAND football hero David Healy (pictured) is to join a new group to advise the Province’s Government on maximising opportunities presented by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was announced today.
THE Scottish Government tonight stepped up its opposition to a British football team at the London Olympic Games in 2012, claiming a precedent exists for a Scotland international side to take part.
AUGUST 13 – SCOTLAND’S most successful Olympic female athlete, Shirley Robertson (pictured), has risked upsetting her countrymen and women by claiming that they should put aside their reservations and take part in a united football team at the 2012 Games.
THE chief executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA) is to write to Scotland’s top woman’s footballer Julie Fleeting (pictured) over her claim that she will refuse to represent Team GB in 2012.
FIFA today agreed to adopt the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) revised drug testing code, thus avoiding another potential row over football’s future in the Olympics.
THE chairman of Leyton Orient has cast fresh doubt over the future of the Olympic Stadium after he reportedly said today that he did not want to have a running track between the stands and the crowd.
PREMIERSHIP clubs Sunderland (pictured) and Middlesbrough are among 20 facilities across the North East who have been put forward to host pre-Olympic training camps in 2012, it was reported today.
NOVEMBER 2 – A PETITION has been set up on the Number 10 Downing Street website objecting to the formation of a united British football team to compete in the 2012 Olympics.
NOVEMBER 1 – NORTHERN IRELAND’S Steve Davis (pictured) has thrown his support behind the idea of a united British football team for the 2012 Olympics despite his own governing body and fans being against the idea.
CRAIG GORDON (pictured) today became the first top Scottish player to support the concept of a united British football team for the 2012 Olympics.
FIFA have ruled that it does not matter how well England’s women footballers do at the World Cup in China, which opens this week, they will not be allowed to compete in the 2008 Olympics.