Olympics 'worth' £9bn, Barca reiterate Cesc Fabregas stance

London 2012 Olympics one-year Anniversary Games, football transfers, Formula 1 and Ashes build-up.

26 July 2013 Last updated at 17:58 GMT

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  1. 1857: 
    OLYMPICS

    It's hard to believe that it has been a whole year since Stratford's Olympic Stadium dazzled at the London 2012 opening ceremony. But it is. And all the stars of last summer are back to celebrate at the Anniversary Games. Our man David Ornstein is providing you with text commentary, which also includes video and radio coverage, from the British capital.

    So head over there now because that is the end of another Sportsday. We will be back on Monday - enjoy your weekend folks!

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    IPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Brazil's Paralympic 200m champion Alan Oliviera is now the t44 400m world champion after winning at the Lyon event. Oliviera succeeds Oscar Pistorius.

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    CRICKET

    Australia close on 354-5 at the end of day one of their tour match against Sussex at Hove. Steven Smith was unbeaten on 98, with help from Phillip Hughes (84) and Ed Cowan (66), after the Baggy Greens opted to bat after winning the toss.

  4. 1839: 
    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A
    Josh Charnley

    We put your questions to Wigan Warriors star Josh Charnley this week in a special Twitter Q&A ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final weekend.

    Do you have one moment in your career that sticks out in your mind the most? (Natalie Baker)

    "Scoring a try in the Challenge Cup final in 2011. I snapped my finger in the second minute and they wanted to drag me off - but I didn't want to go. Then I scored in the ninth minute. So playing and scoring in a Challenge Cup final is a special moment."

    Wigan play London Broncos on Saturday (ko 1700), before Hull FC take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday (ko 1800). Both games will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

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    SPORTSDAY

    Missed all today's sporting action? Catch up with today's headlines on Sportsday which you can watch at the top of this page.

  6. 1830: 
    FOOTBALL

    Matches in the Swiss Football League will have two drinks breaks in each half this weekend to protect the health of players in an expected heat wave this weekend.

    The league says it agreed with referees that play can be "briefly interrupted" around the 15th and 30th minutes of each half as players should be able to "hydrate themselves correctly".

    Temperatures are forecast to reach 33C on Sunday when Sion play St. Gallen and Lucerne meets Zurich.

  7. 1825: 
    BOXING

    Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook is to return to his home city later this year to face the man who ended Ricky Hatton's career.

    The unbeaten 27-year-old will face Vyacheslav Senchenko on 26 October at Sheffield Arena. Brook returned to action after a nine-month lay-off with an impressive win over Carson Jones in Hull earlier this month.

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    IPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Mickey Bushell

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "Mickey Bushell, Paul Blake and Bev Jones all added to Britain's medal tally on the seventh day of action.

    "Paralympic champion Bushell took silver in the T53 100m, Blake won silver in the T36 400m and Jones won bronze in the T37 discus to take the GB total to 27 medals."

    Read the full report from today's action in Lyon.

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    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    If you career was unfortunately cut short, which job would you do? (@gayrflfans)

    "I'm a qualified bricklayer so I would go back on my trowel. I started that at 15 and did that as a job for two or three years."

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    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Premier League newcomers Cardiff City announce the signing of Derby County right-back John Brayford.

    Former Crewe youngster Brayford, 25, signs a four-year deal with the Welsh club after completing his medical and paperwork.

    "When I heard of the interest I was obviously very interested, especially at the prospect of playing in the Premier League and testing myself at the highest level," he tells Cardiff's official website. "Derby will always be a special club to me, but this was an opportunity I couldn't ignore."

  11. 1756: 
    SWIMMING

    London is announced as the host of the 2016 European Championships - which will be the first international event to be held at the Aquatics Centre since last year's Olympics.

    "The competition is an important stepping stone to enable our elite athletes to compete at a high quality competition early in 2016 before they travel out to the Olympic Games," says British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes.

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    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    After scoring, you tap both feet and touch the corner post three times - why? (Andrew Nuttall)

    "I do - although actually I only touch the post twice. But I don't know why I do it! I've done it since I was a little kid - it's just one of those weird superstitions."

  13.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Bhavin Bakhda: #TheOlympicEffect totally worth it, especially in terms of disable sports. The only Paralympics in history to pack out stadiums and arenas.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page.

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    OLYMPICS

    One year on from London 2012's opening ceremony, we are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the Olympics throughout the day.

    Lazaro Borges

    POLE FAULT FOR CUBA'S LAZARO BORGES

    Borges is lucky to escape uninjured as his pole shatters during his attempt to clear 5.35m in the men's pole vault competition. He went on to clear 5.50m but that was not enough to get him a place in the final.

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    EQUESTRIAN

    British event rider Laura Collett says she owes her life to a hi-tech air jacket after a heavy fall which left her with spine, shoulder and rib fractures.

    The 23-year-old was in a coma for six days, but wants to resume riding and represent Team GB at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. "Paramedics said the air jacket I was wearing probably saved my life," Wiltshire-based Collett tells BBC Sport.

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    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A
    Josh Charnley

    We put your questions to Wigan Warriors star Josh Charnley this week in a special Twitter Q&A ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final weekend.

    What's been your favourite try this season? (TomNurden)

    "Probably it has to be the one against St Helens at Wigan. It was a high kick from the right hand side, the ball went loose and I picked it up 10 metres from my own line and sprinted the length of the pitch to score. It is always special to score in a Wigan-Saints derby."

    Wigan play London Broncos on Saturday (ko 1700), before Hull FC take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday (ko 1800). Both games will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

  17. 1724: 
    FOOTBALL

    BBC North West Sport's Phil Cartwright: "Championship side Blackburn Rovers could be without new striker DJ Campbell for up to two months because of an ankle injury.

  18. 1718: 
    FOOTBALL

    League Two side Exeter will travel to Brazil next summer to play Fluminense and recreate the match that saw them become the national side's first opponents.

    City, on a tour of South America in 1914, lost 2-0 to a team of the country's best players - a squad now officially accepted as the first Brazilian national team.

    On 20 July 2014, 100 years to the weekend after the first meeting and seven days after the 2014 World Cup final, Exeter and Fluminense will recreate the historic match at Rio de Janeiro's Laranjeiras Stadium. They will kick off with the ball used in 1914 and wear kits based on the originals.

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    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Championship side Millwall say Australian striker Scott McDonald has signed a two-year deal at the club.

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    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Liverpool forward Krisztian Adorjan, 20, joins Dutch side FC Groningen on a season-long loan deal.

    The Hungarian, who joined the Reds' academy from MTK Hungaria in 2009, has yet to make a Premier League appearance.

  21.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Ollie, London, via text: Forget the money side of things. The Olympics picked us up as a nation and made us feel good again. So much negativity is built up by the media in today's papers but the Olympics came along and transformed the city - everyone for a brief moment in their lives was united in happiness. And that, is priceless.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page.

  22. 1654: 
    IPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Scott Jones

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "After his gold medal in Thursday's F34 shot put, Cheltenham teenager Scott Jones is back at the Stade du Rhone today to collect his gold medal and be interviewed by BBC Radio 5 live.

    "At only 15, Jones became the team's youngest medallist in Lyon, adding two metres to his personal best for a new world record of 13.38m."

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    CRICKET

    Shikhar Dhawan scores his third one-day international century as India beat Zimbabwe by 58 runs in Harare to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match series.

    Dhawan (116) and Dinesh Khartick (69) put together a fifth-wicket stand of 163 to guide India to 294-8, before Zimbabwe were restricted to 236-9 in their reply.

  24. 1643: 
    DIVING

    Yorkshire teenager Hannah Starling, 18, reaches her first World Championship final after securing the last qualification spot in the 3 metre springboard in Barcelona.

  25.   
    BBC Sport's Jacqui OatleyWOMEN'S FOOTBALL

    Hope you'll be able to join us on Sunday 2.20pm BBC Two for Euro 2013 final. Germany v Norway from Stockholm. Germany - sixth successive title?!

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    OLYMPICS

    A year on from the start of the London 2012, a special survey for BBC's Newsround by the company Childwise suggests the Games have inspired more children to play sport. More than half of the 1,645 eight to 12-year-olds asked said they now played more sport than before London 2012.

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    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    French club Evian announce they have agreed to sell Ivory Coast striker Yannick Sagbo to Premier League new-boys Hull City.

    Sagbo, 25, has reportedly been in East Yorkshire to discuss terms with the Tigers and to undergo a medical ahead of a £3m move.

  28. 1623: 
    FOOTBALL
    Hong Kong pitch

    Manchester United boss David Moyes says he is worried about the state of the pitch at the Hong Kong Stadium, where his side are due to play on Monday.

    Hong Kong has been hit by heavy rain and the surface has been described as a "killer pitch" by Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio. "I do have concerns about the surface," admits Moyes.

  29. 1617: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Wigan head coach Shaun Wane and London Broncos counterpart Tony Rea welcome key players back to their squad for Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh.

    Sean O'Loughlin, Harrison Hansen and Sam Tomkins return for Wigan after missing the Super League loss to St Helens. Broncos restore Australian half-back Jamie Soward to their squad after he was rested for the defeat by Widnes.

    Wigan play London Broncos on Saturday (ko 1700), before Hull FC take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday (ko 1800). Both games will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Mike, London, via text: Reading all of the negative comments coming through today is frustrating not just because I thought it was a fantastic event and 100% behind it, but the fact is, it made a profit. If you had the chance to spend £9bn on something that you'd receive £9.9bn return on you'd have to be an idiot to disagree that it's a good idea!

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    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Newcastle United youngster James Tavernier joins League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan.

    The defender, 21, can play at either full-back or centre-half and will remain at New Meadow until 1 September.

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    ATHLETICS

    James Dasaolu says he is ready for the "big test" of facing Usain Bolt at the Anniversary Games.

    Dasaolu, 25, became the second-fastest Briton in history when he ran 9.91 seconds at the British Championships.

    "It's the Olympic Stadium in my home town and I just can't wait," the Briton tells BBC Sport ahead of Friday's 100m.

  33.   
    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

    David Moyes clearly wants to make his mark with a big transfer, and a midfielder the right area, but who will it end up being. Ain't easy!

  34. 1552: 
    OLYMPICS

    During 19 golden days of sport, London 2012 created moments that will live in the memory for a lifetime.

    As the Olympic Stadium prepares to host this weekend's Anniversary Games a year on from the London 2012 opening ceremony, we have been asking for your memories - and BBC Sport's athletics experts have also recalled their favourite Olympic Stadium moments.

  35. 1547: 
    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    Do you think other clubs are doing enough to bring young English players into Super League? (Jared Priestley)

    "Yes, everyone is trying their best to get young English talent playing in Super League. At Wigan we've got a lot of young lads coming through, I think there are about five or six who have made their debuts this season. Wigan are doing a lot but I think other clubs are too."

  36.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Dietrich Jeffreys: Some of this nations greatest moments happened in the Olympic Stadium. The money that was spent was worth it.

    Tom Bamforth-White: #TheOlympicEffect I play basketball more and everyone of my friends has tried a new sport. Olympics was the reason for this. Well worth it.

    Adventure Quest: #TheOlympicEffect I enjoyed the Olympics but not convinced £9bn was worth it given that our armed forces health & social care has been cut.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page.

  37. 1539: 
    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    Who is the hardest winger to defend against? (Alex Bielby)

    "I've only played for three years so it's hard to say really. The quickest one I've come up against is Justin Carney of Castleford this year. He was lightning."

  38. 1535: 
    CYCLING

    A women's version of the Tour of Britain receives the go-ahead for 2014. The race will be staged over five days in May, which is separate to the men's event held in September.

    "It will be the first step in having a full equivalent Tour of Britain as it develops," says head of British Cycling Brian Cookson.

    But Cookson admits a race with equal numbers, prize money and distances may not "be feasible in the next 10, 20 years".

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    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A
    Jason Robinson

    We put your questions to Wigan Warriors star Josh Charnley this week in a special Twitter Q&A ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final weekend.

    Did any particular player inspire you to take up rugby league? (Daniel Blakeley)

    "Growing up I idolised Jason Robinson. As I've got older I've read his autobiography and I respect him more as a man, and not just as a player, now. His son Lewis Tierney plays with me at Wigan so it's good to be in an environment where I see him every so often."

    Wigan play London Broncos on Saturday (ko 1700), before Hull FC take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday (ko 1800). Both games will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Ryan Heatly: Gary Hooper has the first touch of a baby elephant, but he knows where the net is!

  41. 1523: 
    FORMULA ONE

    Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel dominate Friday practice at the Hungarian GP. The world champion beats team-mate Mark Webber in both sessions, comfortably clear of the rest of the field.

  42. 1517: 
    ATHLETICS

    Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill says her appearance at the Anniversary Games on Saturday will be a "big test" of her Achilles problem ahead of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow next month.

    Ennis-Hill, who competed for the first time this season at a meeting on Tuesday, will take part in the 100m hurdles and long jump at the Olympic Stadium.

    "It's going to be a big test to firstly do the hurdles and then go to the long jump afterwards," she said. "That will simulate what I will have to do in Moscow at the Worlds."

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    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraIPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Great Britain's Paralympic t53 100m champion Mickey Bushell wins a silver in the IPC World Championships final.

    Brent Lakatos of Canada - who is married to British long jumper Stef Reid - takes the gold. Tune into BBC Radio 5 live sports extra for all the action from Lyon.

  44.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Alec Henderson: The Olympics were just a bit of a novelty, an expensive one at that. Mostly sports nobody will care about again until 2016.

    Ashley Wootton: #TheOlympicEffect inspired me to take up rowing for the first time last year. Just last week I raced in my first regatta.

    Hannah Silcock: Volunteering at the games inspired me to run my first 5km, now planning a sprint triathlon.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page

  45. 1502: 
    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    What attracted you to rugby league and not union? (@SebParkinson)

    "Where I'm from there aren't really many union sides so that's why I went down that route."

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    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    Have you ever considered switching codes or had any offers? (@JacobHarry)

    "No, I've never thought about it. I'm contracted to Wigan and that's where all my thoughts are. I'm happy playing there."

  47. 1448: 
    FOOTBALL

    David Dunn hopes full-back Bradley Orr can win over Blackburn's supporters and will not be forced out of the club.

    Midfielder Dunn feels some fans turned on Orr after he supported then-manager Steve Kean following their relegation from the Premier League in May 2012.

    "A lot of people would say he said the right thing," Dunn told BBC Radio Lancashire. "He was backing his manager and he was backing his players.

    "It took a lot of guts to put himself in that firing line."

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    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A
    Wigan's Josh Charnley

    We put your questions to Wigan Warriors star Josh Charnley this week in a special Twitter Q&A ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final weekend.

    How does it feel to be the top try-scorer in Super League? (@TomNurden)

    "It feels good, but I don't really go out to try and be the top try-scorer in the league. I just want to play my natural game and luckily the tries fall in to place. But it's great to be up there. Obviously I will be delighted if I do finish as the top try-scorer."

    Wigan play London Broncos on Saturday (ko 1700), before Hull FC take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday (ko 1800). Both games will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

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    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraIPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "The action is starting to wind down here for the Britons at the IPC World Championships in Lyon.

    "Paralympic champion Mickey Bushell, who has been hampered by a shoulder injury in the build-up to the event, goes for gold in the T53 100m while Paul Blake will be bidding for his second gold of the week in the T36 400m.

    "Later on, Brazilian double amputee Alan Oliveira goes for gold number three in the T44 400m having already won the T43 100 and 200m. Oliveira went off fast in yesterday's semi-final but jogged down the home straight to finish well off Oscar Pistorius's world record.

    "He said afterwards that he doesn't train for the 400m and is aiming for a time of around 48 seconds (the world record is 45.39)."

  50.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Tim Arstall: Starting to tip Norwich to be a surprise package this year solid signings in Redmond and now Gary Hooper.

  51. 1422: 
    GARY HOOPER FACTFILE
    Gary Hooper

    - Started his career as a youngster with Tottenham Hotspur

    - Joined non-league Grays in 2005 and scored eight goals in 37 appearances. Won a Conference South title and the FA Trophy twice at the Essex club

    - Moved to Southend United on a free transfer in August 2006.

    - Made a £175,000 switch to Scunthorpe United, netting 50 goals in 95 appearances in all competitions in two seasons. Helped the Iron win promotion to the Championship through the play-offs in 2008-09.

    - Celtic signed him for £2.4m in July 2010 and he scored 82 goals in 137 appearances for the Scottish giants.

  52. 1418: 
    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    New Norwich signing Gary Hooper: "I knew Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood from my youth days at Spurs so it will be great to be back working with them in the Premier League.

    "I have scored goals at every level I have played at and the challenge of playing in the Premier League is really exciting to me."

  53. 1415: 
    OLYMPICS

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    Mo Farah poses alongside Usain Bolt

    BOLT AND FARAH TRADE OLYMPICS CELEBRATIONS

    What better scene was there to cap a thrilling final day of athletics than double Olympic champion Mo Farah doing Usain Bolt's 'lightning bolt' and Bolt, who won his third gold of the Games in the 4x100m relay, repaying the favour by doing the 'Mobot' on the podium?

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page

  54. 1408: 
    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Gary Hooper signs a three-year deal with Norwich, who have an option of a further year for the 25-year-old. He becomes City boss Chris Hughton's seventh summer signing.

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    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Premier League side Norwich City confirm the signing of Celtic striker Gary Hooper for an undisclosed fee.

  56. 1354: 
    OLYMPICS

    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games created a wave of enthusiasm and inspiration for people across the United Kingdom.

    But some think that the initial enthusiasm during and immediately after the Games was shortlived. Here, BBC News website readers explain how the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have affected their lives.

  57. 1350: 
    JOSH CHARNLEY Q&A

    BBC Sport has put your questions to Wigan Warriors star Josh Charnley this week in a special Twitter Q&A ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final weekend. We will be showing you all of Super League's leading try-scorer's answers here in Sportsday over the next few hours.

    Wigan play London Broncos on Saturday (ko 1700), before Hull FC take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday (ko 1800). Both games will be shown live on BBC Two and on the BBC Sport website.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Brett, Trafford, via text: Despite the hard work of all participants in the 2012 Olympics, in my view it was an obscenity to spend so much money when there is child poverty and 140,000 child carers more deserving of the £9bn spent on the Games. Truly money should be spent to get our children out of poverty. I appreciate its value however there are greater priorities.

  59.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Hazelle Garton: Great Britain entirely united in a buoyant mood of celebration. Unheard of and totally worth it #TheOlympicEffect

    Derby City SSP: #TheOlympicEffect is definitely being seen in schools in Derby but legacy is not a one year project. It needs a long-term vision.

    Natalie Dyer: #TheOlympicEffect "The south has all the benefit, the north has had none." That's a big generalisation! Cornwall's received little!

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    OLYMPICS

    British Cycling president Brian Cookson: "The success of our athletes at London 2012 was a result of four years of hard work. The sport was on the crest of a wave after Brad's success at the Tour de France and that momentum carried through into the Olympics and Paralympics. It is fantastic to celebrate that success and enjoy those great memories.

    "The growth in our membership and the increasing number of people riding bikes is a great reflection of the impact the success of our athletes has had and long may it continue."

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page

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    FABREGAS FUTURE

    New Barcelona boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino on Cesc Fabregas's future after Manchester United bid for the Spain midfielder: "I'm not going to involve myself in the club's accounts, but considering the club has already rejected two offers, I would guess it will reject a third. In other words, Fabregas will remain here."

  62. 1328: 
    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    West Bromwich Albion have bid about £4m to sign Czech striker Matej Vydra from Italian club Udinese, reports the Daily Express.

    Vydra, 21, scored 24 goals during a season-long loan spell at Championship side Watford last term.

  63.  

    New Tottenham signing Nacer Chadli: I'm happy and will do my best to make the Spurs fans happy as well...it's official I'm a Spurs player for five years or more.

    Spurs confirmed the signing of the Belgian international, 24, earlier today.

  64. 1318: 
    FOOTBALL

    New Barcelona boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is being officially presented to the media for the first time after he was announced as Tito Vilanova's successor.

    "About six days ago I was told the situation with Tito's illness", says Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. "From that moment we began to work on all the options we had. The name of Tata came up and we have spent a lot of hours talking on the telephone.

    "We were searching for a top coach who has the right ideas and will integrate into the Barcelona system. We looked at who fitted in the best and, after looking at the profile of Tata and the team, we felt this was the best option."

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    HORSE RACING

    BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght: "The recovery of Flat racing star St Nicholas Abbey from surgery aimed at repairing a serious leg injury has suffered a major setback, say his owners at the Irish based Coolmore Stud.

    "Vets have had to carry out a further emergency operation after the Aidan O'Brien-trained six-year-old, formerly favourite for Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, developed colic."

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    CRICKET

    Australia are 119-0 approaching lunch on the first day of their tour match against Sussex at Hove. Ed Cowan has made 56, while Philip Hughes has struck 58. The tourists have made seven changes to the side that played in the second Test at Lord's and have handed spinner Ashton Turner, who was playing club cricket on the south coast, a first-class debut.

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    OLYMPICS
    Hammadou Djibo Issaka of Niger

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    NIGER'S ISSAKA WON FANS' HEARTS IN THE ROWING

    Niger rower Hammadou Djibo Issaka earned a standing ovation at Eton Dorney the hard way, as he struggled to the finishing line in his men's single sculls repechage.

    Issaka, who reportedly took up the sport only three months before London 2012, eventually crosses the line to massive applause, a full minute and 39 seconds after Lithuanian winner Mindaugs Griskonis.

  68. 1301: 
    FOOTBALL

    The Football Conference has announced its new title sponsor for the next three seasons is global online payment company Skrill. The newly named leagues will now be known as The Skrill Premier, The Skrill North and The Skrill South.

    Brian Lee, chairman of the Football Conference said: "Throughout the whole process, the most important factor was to make the right decision, not only to safeguard all that is good about our competition but the chosen sponsor possesses the qualities we seek after a long line of previous trusted partners."

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    FABREGAS FUTURE

    FC Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Cesc Fabregas' future: "It doesn't matter what any offer from Manchester United is - we're not selling him. We're counting on him. He's not for sale.

    "If there was a higher offer would we accept it? No. He's a great player. It doesn't bother us that Manchester United want him. We're proud that a club like that wants one of our players."

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    FOOTBALL

    New signing Wilfried Zaha scores a last-minute equaliser as Manchester United draw 2-2 with Cerezo Osaka.

  71. 1245: 
    ANNIVERSARY GAMES

    Mo Farah has vowed not to push himself too far in the Anniversary Games with the World Championships on the horizon.

    The 30-year-old collected both 5,000 metres and 10,000m gold in London to become one of the star's of his home Games, and will race in the Olympic Stadium once again when he competes in the 3,000m Diamond League race on Saturday.

    When asked if he would request the race to be paced for a stab at the British or European 3,000m record, Farah said. "The most important thing for me though is not to overcook it. Moscow is what I'm getting ready for and this is just another race to get me tuned in."

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    FOOTBALL

    Andy Giddings, BBC Radio Sheffield: Doncaster manager Paul Dickov has told BBC Radio Sheffield that loan enquiries have been made for goalkeeper Shay Given and striker Billy Sharp.

  73. 1237: 
    FOOTBALL

    New Barca coach Martino on his Argentine compatriot Lionel Messi: "Messi has played in different positions, but he's scoring more than ever now, I won't change his position."

  74. 1230: 
    FOOTBALL

    More from new Barca boss Martino: "I've got two main things to think about - the style of the club and the style of the players. I look at the way they want to work and how comfortable they feel. I want to introduce a few ideas of my own to make the team even more complete."

  75. 1227: 
    FOOTBALL

    New Barcelona boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino insists Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and new £49m signing Neymar can be a success playing together in the same team.

    "I don't think two players like Neymar and Messi are not going to be able to play together - it's not going to be a problem," he says. "If they can't then it would be the coach's problem not the players' problem."

  76. 1226: 
    FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

    Bristol City forward Steven Davies completes his move to Championship side Blackpool.

    The ex-Derby man, 25, signs a two-year deal at Bloomfield Road with the option of a third year. BBC Radio Lancashire reports the Tangerines have paid a fee of about £500,000 for the player.

  77. 1223: 
    FOOTBALL
    Gerardo 'Tata' Martino

    New Barcelona boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino says it is not a problem that many of his new players will not know who he is.

    "Obviously they are not going to know me well," he says. "If I had been working in Europe then I would be more well-known, but I've been working in South America."

  78.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Ashley Wootton: #TheOlympicEffect inspired me to take up rowing for the first time last year. Just last week I raced in my first regatta.

    Kenny Brogan: We just experienced a magical Olympics effect watching Andy Murray winning Wimbledon. All started with the Olympic Gold.

    Sam Jones: ‏Started playing hockey at university because of the Olympics. I'm not very good at it, but would not have done so without it.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page.

  79. 1218: 
    FOOTBALL

    New Barcelona boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino is being officially presented to the media for the first time after he was announced as Tito Vilanova's successor.

    "I am thankful to all the directors and the trust I have received from them," says the Argentine. "It's a question of pride for me to come here because of the history of the club. But I'm sorry for the reason why we have arrived here. I would like to say a massive hello to Tito and wish him all the best."

  80. 1213: 
    LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP

    Cristiano Ronaldo has today re-emerged as United's top target - and the champions will not baulk at Real Madrid's £80m asking price, reports the Manchester Evening News.

    The Reds, aware of a fans' backlash especially if they lose Wayne Rooney and don't land Cesc Fabregas, have one of the club's favourite sons firmly back on the radar.

    New boss David Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward are closely monitoring developments with an unprecedented number of big-money transfers involving Europe's top clubs on the boil.

  81. 1207: 
    FOOTBALL - DONE DEAL

    New Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Mackie says he was lured to the City Ground from Queens Park Rangers by the club's ambition.

    The Scotland international, 27, joined Forest on Thursday for about £1m and has signed a three-year deal. "there are quality players and a top manager - i cant wait to come to a team which is ambitious as well," he tells BBC East Midlands Today.

  82. 1200: 
    FOOTBALL
    Gary Hooper

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury: "Celtic striker Gary Hooper has passed his medical at Norwich City.

    "The 25-year-old rejected a move to Championship side QPR, who also had an offer of about £5m accepted by the Bhoys, in order to join the Premier League club. The English striker scored 31 goals for the Scottish champions last season."

  83.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Richard, via text: Olympic Games had massive impact in Aberdeenshire, we now have some golden post boxes.

    Joy, via text: The Olympic legacy in Surrey consists of hundreds more cyclists on the roads, many inconsiderate cycling multiple bikes wide in the road!

  84. 1154: 
    OLYMPICS
    Chrissie Wellington

    Triathlon legend Chrissie Wellington says Britain's female Olympians are putting women's sport "on the map", 12 months after London 2012.

    A BBC Sport survey has found that just 10% of women say the Olympics inspired them to become more active.

    "People like Emma Pooley, Lizzie Armitstead, Kath Grainger and Anna Watkins are standing up and being heard," Wellington tells BBC East Sport. "They are championing the issues that are important to them."

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page.

  85. 1149: 
    FOOTBALL

    Hearts' parent company UBIG has been declared insolvent by a Lithuanian court.

    And the move should aid the sale of the club, who have been in administration since 19 June .

    UBIG's majority share in the club could not be sold until the investment company's insolvency was formalised in Lithuania. Hearts owe UBIG £10m.

  86. 1146: 
    RUGBY UNION

    Bristol flanker Marco Mama signs a one-year contract extension with the Championship club.

    The 22-year-old former Zimbabwe Under-20 international came through the West Country club's academy set-up and made his debut in 2009. He has now made 60 first-team appearances for the Championship outfit, scoring six tries.

  87. 1142: 
    PRE-SEASON TOURS

    Manchester United are trailing 1-0 to J-League side Cerezo Osaka in the latest match of their pre-season tour of Asia. Red Devils defender Chris Smalling carelessly gives away possession, allowing the Japanese side to score. Moments later Danny Welbeck crashes a shot against the post.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have kicked off against Urawa Red Diamonds and it is still 0-0, with Theo Walcott also thumping the woodwork.

  88.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben, Yorkshire, via text: Fellow northerners are forgetting Yorkshire bossed 2012, 12th in the overall medal table! Despite Don Valley, legacy oop north is massive! If you're not feeling it, it's because you're not trying hard enough! It's easier to get involved than ever - go get some and we can come top 10 in Rio 2016!

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page.

  89. 1134: 
    LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP

    Tottenham Hotspur complete the signing of Belgium winger Nacer Chadli from FC Twente.

    The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms and successfully completed his medical after the two clubs agreed a fee thought to be around £7m on Saturday.

  90. 1132:  
    Frank Keogh, BBC SportHORSE RACING

    "Britain's leading female jockey Hayley Turner faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking an ankle in a fall at Yarmouth.

    "Turner fell from the John Jenkins-trained Rambo Will on Thursday following a six-furlong handicap in which the pair finished third.

    "The 30-year-old rider, who is an ambassador for next week's Glorious Goodwood meeting, will see a specialist on Friday afternoon to assess the severity of the break.

    "She injured the same ankle in a fall at Bath two years ago and was out of action for almost four months."

  91. 1127: 
    OLYMPICS
    Victoria Pendleton

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    VICTORIA PENDLETON GRABS GOLD IN THE KEIRIN

    It was the first time keirin had been an Olympic discipline for women, and Victoria Pendleton, who retired after London 2012, took the inaugural gold.

    Pendleton hit the front at the bell and held off a late charge from China's Guo Shuang.

    "I can barely believe it right now," admitted Pendleton after the race. "Thank you so much to everyone who's helped me get here. The crowd have been fantastic and it really helped me today."

  92. 1121: 
    FOOTBALL - DONE DEAL

    Championship newcomers Wigan Athletic sign Honduras defender Juan Carlos Garcia. Garcia, 25, signs a three-year deal at the DW Stadium after leaving Honduran side Olimpia, becoming Owen Coyle's eighth summer signing.

    "Juan is a very talented player, a left-back, powerful and someone we're very happy to be bringing to the squad," Coyle tells the club's official website. "He scored a tremendous goal for his country not too long ago so it's nice that he's got an attacking mind in his locker, but obviously he's coming in for his defensive abilities which will bring a lot to the group."

  93. 1115: 
    QUESTION OF SPORT TEASER

    Still got some brain energy as you approach the end of the working week? Good. Because here is today's #QSTeaser from our chums at Question of Sport. And with the Anniversary Games starting tonight, the question has an Olympics flavour to it.

    Which four pairs won Olympic gold for GB at London 2012?

    We will reveal the answers later this afternoon.

  94. 1109: 
    FOOTBALL

    Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen could be a doubt for the start of the season after being ruled out for up to three weeks with ankle ligament trouble. The Belgian, 26, was carried off in the Asia Trophy defeat against Sunderland in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

    "He's going to be most likely out of training for two to three weeks," says Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas. "Hopefully we can have him back sooner."

  95. 1105:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraIPC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson in Lyon: "Another medal for Great Britain so far on another searingly hot day in Lyon. Bev Jones threw 28.54m to come third in the F37 discus and add world bronze to the Paralympic bronze she won in the event in London last year.

    "Elsewhere, Jade Jones qualified as a fastest loser for the T54 400m final while Stephen Osbourne was fourth in the T51 200m. The race was initially run last night but was re-run today after a disqualification."

    A reminder that Shelagh Fogarty's programme from 12:00 BST on BBC Radio 5 live will be coming live from Lyon with guests including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Paula Dunn, the head coach of the British Paralympic athletics programme.

  96.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Bhav, Leeds, via text: In response to Conor/Jack (1004), what about Nicola Adams, the Brownlee brothers and all the other winners in this region? What about the teams who had a base in this region? You are using any excuse not to be a part of the best Games ever! The legacy is what WE make it/take from it.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect, text 81111 or get involved via our official Facebook page.

  97. 1056: 
    DARTS

    Sixteen-times worlds champion Phil Taylor tells BBC Radio Stoke that he would "never cheat in a million years" and has been left hurt by accusations of cheating during the Gibraltar Darts Trophy in June.

    Taylor was awarded a leg in his second-round victory over Dean Winstanley, despite video footage appearing to show one of his winning darts had landed outside the double.

    The 52-year-old admitted comments about the incident had affected him during his World Matchplay quarter-final victory over Justin Pipe in Blackpool on Thursday.

  98. 1052: 
    RUGBY LEAGUE

    Warrington captain Adrian Morley hopes the defending champions' previous experience of Challenge Cup success will help them clinch a return to Wembley. Wire face Hull FC in Sunday's semi-final, which will be shown live on BBC Two (ko 1800 BST).

    "If you look at our position in the table and the experience we've had in this competition over the past few years, I think we will be favourites in the bookies' eyes," says Morley.

  99. 1046: 
    LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP

    Championship side Doncaster Rovers are mulling over proposed investment by an Irish consortium - which could lead to the signing of ex-Republic of Ireland pair Shay Given and Stephen Ireland, reports the Doncaster Star.

  100. 1045:  
    Gary Anderson, BBC F1 technical analystFORMULA 1

    "Red Bull seem to have got on top of the revised tyres. Fuel makes big difference here, though, so we have to wait a bit longer, but I think Red Bull are looking pretty strong."

  101. 1042: 
    FORMULA 1

    Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel is fastest in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton fifth.

    STANDINGS: 1) Vettel 2) Webber 3) Raikkonen 4) Alonso 5) Grosjean 6) Button 7) Sutil 8) Rosberg 9) Perez 10) Maldonado 11) Gutierrez 12) Bottas 13) Hamilton 14) Vergne 15) Massa 16) Hulkenberg 17) Ricciardo 18) Di Resta 19) Pic 20) Van der Garde 21) Bianchi 22) Gonzalez

  102. 1039: 
    OLYMPICS
    Greg Rutherford

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    RUTHERFORD WINS LONG JUMP GOLD

    Greg Rutherford became the first British man to claim long jump gold since Lynn Davies in Tokyo 1964 at London 2012.

    The Briton's 8.31m effort in the fourth round was enough to push Mitchell Watt of Australia (8.16m) into silver and Will Claye of the United States (8.12m) into bronze.

  103.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Alysha Martin: ‏Despite losing all elite funding handball at grassroots has gone from strength to strength!

    Ian Lynch: The Commonwealth Games in Manchester did far more for the North than the Olympics has... shame really!

    Sam Levey: I certainly felt the Olympic effect. Cycled to all of the gold post boxes, solo. 2500miles over 4 weeks in the March snow!

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  104. 1031: 
    OLYMPICS

    Olympic gold medallist rower Helen Glover says that one of the most important elements of the 2012 legacy has been an increase in the number of women and girls playing sport.

    Talking to BBC Radio Cornwall, Glover said she was also aware of athletes joining the Start talent-spotting programme which she had been through and reflected on her status as a role model for young athletes.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  105. 1026: 
    TENNIS

    Serbia's Viktor Troicki,who was banned for 18 months by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for flouting doping rules, has denied any wrongdoing and said he will appeal against the sanction.

    The 27-year-old was found guilty of failing to provide a blood sample during a drugs test at the Monte Carlo Masters in April.

    "I put my trust in the Court of Arbitration of Sports in Lausanne, I really hope they will look for the truth and find it, which is only one," he told his official website.

  106. 1021: 
    FOOTBALL

    Coventry City have revealed that they hope to finalise a deal to build a new permanent home "within six miles of the city centre" in weeks.

    They have been in administration since March, and are in a long-running rent row with the Ricoh Arena's operators.

    The Sky Blues, therefore, recently agreed a groundshare at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium for three seasons.

    But in a statement, the club said it hoped to finalise the deal to build a new ground "within eight weeks".

  107. 1016: 
    FOOTBALL

    Shinji Kagawa starts for Manchester United against his former club Cerezo Osaka in the latest match of the Premier League champions' pre-season tour of Asia. England pair Chris Smalling and Ashley Young also make their first starts since recovering from injuries sustained last season. The game kicks off at 11:00 BST.

    Manchester United: Lindegaard; Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Buttner; Young, Giggs, Jones, Kagawa; Welbeck, Van Persie.

  108. 1011: 
    GET INSPIRED
    Gabby Logan

    Are you searching for inspiration to get into sport after London 2012 and Britain's storming summer of sport in 2013?

    Did you watch Andy Murray win Wimbledon and wonder where to take up tennis? Are you looking for local nets after admiring the Ashes? Captivated by the Lions but don't know how to play rugby?

    Gabby Logan presents new Saturday afternoon show Inspire: the Olympic Journey.

    The first programme airs on Saturday, 27 July, at 1245 BST on BBC One. Each month Gabby and our team will showcase the most inspiring stories in sport, with a focus on British and international elite sports stars.

    Get in touch with us via Twitter or email getinspired@bbc.co.uk with your story and photos if you have them.

  109. 1004: 
    FOOTBALL

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says it was "a difficult decision" to let goalkeeper Pepe Reina leave to be reunited with ex-Reds boss Rafael Benitez at Italian side Napoli. The Spain international is to join the Serie A club on a season-long loan.

    "From last season, really, as a manager I was led to believe that we were going to get an offer for Pepe that would probably see him leave the club," says the Northern Irishman.

    "It's decided he will go to Napoli and we've got two very good goalkeepers still at the football club. We'll review it after the loan finishes."

  110.  
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    Conor Matchett: Yorkshire has been forgotten, any legacy will come from the Tour de France next year. Olympic legacy focused on the south, as usual.

    Jack Clarkson: #TheOlympicEffect has done nothing at all for the North with Don Valley, home of Jess Ennis, being closed down.

    Kieron Tierney: Having nothing to shout about in North Wales hasn't helped the legacy here. Not even Jade Jones helped.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  111. 0956: 
    OLYMPICS
    Chad le Clos's father Bert

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    LE CLOS'S FATHER OVERCOME BY SON'S GOLD

    It became a catchphrase of the Games: "Unbelievable! Unbelievable! What a beautiful boy!"

    South African swimmer Chad le Clos beating veteran multi-Olympic champion Michael Phelps to record a stunning win in the 200m butterfly at London 2012.

    But for BBC Sport viewers it becomes all about Bert, as the proud father Bert, interviewed by BBC Sport's Clare Balding, cannot contain his excitement at his son's achievement.

  112. 0950:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveOLYMPICS

    Three-time Olympic medallist Kriss Akabusi on whether London 2012 has benefitted areas outside of the capital and the south-east of England: "Of course it has - the British Olympic Association put on the event for the whole of the UK. It was Cool Britannia. What it showed was give us an opportunity and we can put together an event like no other and then deliver."

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

  113. 0948: 
    OLYMPICS

    Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn on the decision to give West Ham the Olympic Stadium tenancy: "My final word on Twitter re Olympic Stadium to West Ham fans. You have the deal of the century and will become one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Congratulations and I wish you and your owners the best for the future.

    "It still leaves me fighting for a ground share to give my club and opportunity to achieve their dreams just like West Ham. The legacy of the Olympics is just that - living the dream - so don't deny us ours.

    "We are no problem to you and it makes no sense not to use the stadium as much as possible so please ask yourself one simple question - what harm does it do anyone for Orient to ground share?"

  114. 0944: 
    GET INVOLVED

    NickNUFC: I was concerned about the infrastructure not being able to cope with increased demand but with the exception of the odd hiccup, it went very smoothly.

    We not only pulled it off, we made it one of the best there's ever been. It also generated a great feeling of pride and togetherness which is sometimes lacking here. The naysayers thankfully are in the minority.

    praying_4_Barnes_2_retire: I don't know many people who weren't glued to the TV last year! People need to stop trying to quantify the cost/success and take it for what it is - a once in a lifetime spectacle like no other. The intangible benefits are numerous.

    What about the hundreds who have been inspired in other ways (by the Paralympics say?) or the rise in national pride/feelgood factor? You can't put a price on that!

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  115. 0938: 
    FOOTBALL

    Villas-Boas also reiterates his interest in Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, despite Spurs director of football Franco Baldini failing to agree a fee with the Primera Division club for the Spain international.

    "There is interest in the player, no matter what happened in the last couple of days," says Villas-Boas. "He is a quality player, he has done well at Valencia for the last few seasons. He has had a good education from the Real Madrid school and he is a player which w are interested in adding."

  116. 0934: 
    FOOTBALL

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says the Premier League club are talking with Gareth Bale's agent over a new contract for the 24-year-old Wales international. Spanish giants Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for Bale.

    "There was contact between the club and his agent last year and there is ongoing contact between the club and his agent," says the Portuguese boss. "Talks are ongoing but that doesn't mean there is an agreement. At the moment we're confident that the player is under contract at Tottenham."

  117. 0930: 
    OLYMPICS
    Mo Farah kisses his gold medal

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    MO FARAH WINNING THE 5000M - his second gold of the Games

    Great Britain's Mo Farah took his second gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics with a thrilling sprint finish in the 5,000m.

    He became only the seventh man in history to complete a 10,000m and 5,000m Olympic double at the same Games.

    Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel took silver and Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya won bronze.

  118. 0926: 
    OLYMPICS

    A recent Sport England study suggested that the number of people participating in sport once a week fell by 200,000 between October 2012 and April 2013.

    But Sport England points out that, according to its figures, there are still 1.4m more people playing sport than in 2005, when London won the right to stage the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

  119.  
    GET INVOLVED

    aaron phillips: Not much evident in South Yorkshire. Demolishing the home of Olympics golden girl. Great message to send out.

    emmaonline: Non runner to marathon runner in 2012. Still run & even got to run in the Olympic Stadium last weekend!

    Zitv Naija: Since the Olympics I've been inspired to run my first marathon and 10km series event. The Olympic legacy is fab.

    Mike Penketh: Got me into cycling now complete 50-100 miles a week and Dragon boating where I paddle & train 2-3 times a week.

    Today on what is the one year anniversary of the opening day of the Games we want to hear from you.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  120. 0921: 

    Great Britain sprinter Adam Gemili, who reached the 100m semi-finals at London 2012: Race day today! I'll be doing the 100m later around 8pm at the Anniversary Games in the Olympic Stadium. Can't wait to get back in there.

  121. 0914:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveOLYMPICS

    Three-time Olympic medallist Kriss Akabusi: "Last year we had a united nation. We had 65 million people who were united behind the ethos of the London 2012 Games and only a year on we have to give it time."

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Contact Nicky Campbell on Your Call 0500 909 693, text 85058, tweet @bbc5live with the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect

  122. 0909: 
    OLYMPICS

    BBC Radio Lancashire: "Lancashire's Olympic medal winner Samantha Murray says not enough has been done to make sport more accessible and affordable at grass-roots."

    Today on what is the one year anniversary of the opening day of the Games we want to hear from you. Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  123. 0906:  
    David Bond, BBC SportOLYMPICS

    "As Rebecca Adlington says, legacy is a difficult issue because people expect to see results instantly.

    "One year on from the Olympics, it is worth giving credit for the progress that has been made. Work on transforming the Olympic Park into a new community is under way and the venues all have their futures sorted.

    "But getting the country more active remains the biggest challenge. As the poll shows, changing sporting habits could take years. The worry is that the further one gets from the Games, the more momentum is lost."

  124. 0900: 
    OLYMPICS

    A key part of the London 2012 legacy plan focused on sports facilities. Of those polled, 32% said they had noticed an improvement, although more than half said there had been no impact at all.

    One in five people polled reported an additional benefit to their local economy and public services.

    However, 69% said there has been no impact on public services, while 67% said they have not witnessed any impact on the local economy.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Today on what is the one year anniversary of the opening day of the Games we want to hear from you. Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  125. 0852: 
    FORMULA 1

    Our live text coverage of the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix practice at the Hungaroring circuit, 20km north-east of the country's capital Budapest, has started on the BBC Sport website.

    The heat is on across Europe and the sweltering temperatures are showing no signs of abating ahead of this weekend's trip to Hungary. Track temperatures are set to hit a scorching 50C on Sunday to coincide with the introduction of Pirelli's new specification of tyres.

  126. 0845:  
    Steve Cram, BBC athletics commentatorOLYMPICS

    "It's been a fantastic year, with Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford it gave it an opportunity to sell itself - we've seen that in the past 12 months. We've still got Usain Bolt and Farah and the media presence has increased. It's gone up the league in terms of sport.

    "We have to keep driving, being successful and showing images of London 2012 so it keeps it in the minds of people. The hard bit is now going forward, the real legacy we can only look at 10 years from now. Athletics has seen an uplift in participation but it's how we deal with that going forward in terms of coaching and facilities from now on."

  127.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Peter: ‏Every penny and more well spent, you can't put a price on the feelgood factor.

    Monchi: There has been none here, it seems the focus has been on the south of England with the north being tossed to one side!

    Ross Hill: There's been no "legacy" outside London. Money wasn't shared fairly with other areas. Facilities poor elsewhere.

    GET INVOLVED and give us your thoughts via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  128. 0831: 
    OLYMPICS
    Lord Coe

    Lord Coe, Olympic Legacy Ambassador on BBC Breakfast: "I think the overall response to your survey has been incredibly positive, it doesn't surprise me given the boost to the economy we revealed the other day.

    "We have got great sport every year and it is a great opportunity to inspire people, but for the first year it is a very positive outcome.

    "Again your survey shows a positive outcome of regional spread of interest. It was one of the ambitions we set out very clearly, we did not just want to talk about the three weeks in London."

    He added: "More people are actively doing things on the back of having the Games and we have 10 years to build on this."

  129. 0825: 
    OLYMPICS

    Sports Minister Hugh Robertson told BBC Sport: "We've made an incredibly good start [to building a legacy] but I would be the first to admit there is an awful lot left to do.

    "I don't think we'll be able to make a judgement on the legacy until three years after the Olympics, maybe five, and probably, if we are being really honest, until a decade has passed since London 2012.

    "The single most important legacy we have got from London 2012 is that, everywhere I go around the world, people still reminisce about the Games and say 'well done' for laying on the best Olympics and Paralympics of all time."

  130. 0820: 
    OLYMPICS
    Stephen Feck

    We are revisiting some of our 50 most-watched videos from the London 2012 Olympics throughout the day.

    All the great moments are in the countdown, from Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah winning golds in a 45-minute spell on Super Saturday, to Chad le Clos's father Bert paying an emotional tribute to his "beautiful boy" who won gold in the pool, and Sir Chris Hoyclaiming a historic sixth Olympic crown.

    GERMANY'S FECK DIVING OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT

    Stephan Feck of Germany splashed out of the men's 3m springboard competition after a calamitous dive in the second preliminary round.

    His foot appeared to slip off the side of the diving board and he entered the water on his back, before being awarded a failed dive.

    The clip was the most-watched on the BBC Olympic site, attracting 1,049,648 views.

  131. 0816: 
    OLYMPICS

    In the BBC South East region, 78% were happy with the cost, compared with 63% in BBC Yorkshire.

    On the issue of people becoming more active, the last Labour government pledged that two million would play more sport as a result of the Olympics. That target was later revised to one million.

    People in the BBC North East and BBC Cumbria regions are likely to have been the most active, according to the survey, with people in the BBC South West and BBC West Midlands regions the least.

    GET INVOLVED and give us your thoughts via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  132. 0810:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveOLYMPICS

    Lord Coe, Olympic Legacy Ambassador: "Off the back of the Games the provision of sport was lacking in schools and very little was happening in primary schools. Over £150m going into primary schools across four different departments is a significant step forward. The issue is that within 46 weeks to give them the opportunity to link to local clubs to get into sport is a pretty good start.

    "The money hasn't dried up, what I think we are witnessing is a lot of the companies who supported the games are pausing for breath. It was never going to be at the same level after the games. I think they are looking to support the programme over the long-haul."

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    Gary Anderson, BBC F1 technical analystFORMULA 1

    "The teams have been happy with the tyres now and at the end of the day the tyres look good and the track looks good here in Hungary too. Lewis Hamilton has been on pole three times and has won three times here too. If he's done his homework it could be number four by Sunday night. Alonso wants to close the gap, as does Raikkonen and Vettel, so Sunday is going to be a great race."

    We'll have live text commentary of practice of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the BBC Sport website from 0830 BST.

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    FOOTBALL

    Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre: "It's never been our intention to sell Luis [Suarez]. We've received two separate offers from Arsenal and rejected both."

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    OLYMPICS
    Olympic Stadium

    With many of the stars of London 2012 preparing to compete at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium this weekend, the poll shows young adults are the most enthusiastic about the Games returning to Britain, with 82% of those aged 18 to 24 keen on the idea.

    On the issue of cost, 69% of people responded positively to this use of public money, although a higher percentage of those came from the South East, where most events at the Games were staged.

    GET INVOLVED and give us your thoughts via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

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    OLYMPICS

    Dennis Hone, chief executive London Legacy Development Corporation speaking on BBC Breakfast: "We need to judge the effect of London 2012 in 10 years time. There has been a ripple effect, when London does well the rest of the country does well and not all the money has been spent in London."

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    Dan Roan, BBC SportOLYMPICS

    "One in 10 of us have been inspired to take up sport but is that enough? Whether the Games truly inspired the country is in no doubt but its legacy will take longer to judge."

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    GET INVOLVED

    Stuart Hill: Yes. An amazing 3 weeks of sport. The feeling I got when entering the Olympic Park will stay with me forever.

    Its All in The Game: WASTE! Meant that money wasn't spent on, schools/hosps/elderly/education, in fact led to cuts in all those areas.

    Steve: Can't believe it's a year... Such priceless memories @London2012, so worth whatever it cost.

    GET INVOLVED and give us your thoughts via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

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    OLYMPICS

    A year on from the start of London 2012, the survey of 3,218 adults, conducted by ComRes, aims to understand public perceptions of Olympic legacy and what impact the event has had on communities.

    It found that, of those polled:

    - 11% said they are more active as a result of the Games;

    - 32% said the Games had a positive impact on sports facilities;

    - 22% said the Games had improved their local economy;

    - 21% said the Games had resulted in improved public services.

    GET INVOLVED and give us your thoughts via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

  140. 0726: 
    Stuart Rowson, Sports EditorOLYMPICS

    "BBC poll says UK thinks London 2012 was worth the cash. Plus 11% more active - extrapolated that could mean £6m BBC survey had regional breakdowns showing people in north, not just London, thought London 2012 was good value. Today @bbcsport we're looking for #TheOlympicEffect - tell us whether London 2012 changed your life or where you live and your best memory."

  141. 0721: 
    LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP

    Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has told friends he would like to move to Manchester United. The Premier League champions have failed with two offers for the 26-year-old Spanish international. (Daily Mail)

    Juventus retain an interest in Manchester City's Serbia left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, 27, despite moving for Napoli's Columbia international Juan Zuniga, 27. (Tutto Sport - Italian)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez's desire to join Arsenal "does not add up" and that he is already at a bigger club than the Gunners. (Daily Telegraph)

  142. 0714: 
    OLYMPICS
    Olympics

    More than two-thirds of the UK public believe the £8.77bn cost of the London 2012 Olympics was worth the money, according to a BBC survey.

    It shows 74% would also welcome the Games back to Britain.

    Did the 2012 Olympics change life in your area? Was the £9bn spent to pay for the Games worth it? Would you do it again?

    Today on what is the one year anniversary of the opening day of the Games we want to hear from you. Tweet us via the hashtag #TheOlympicEffect or get involved via our official Facebook page

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    Good morning and welcome to Sportsday Live from the BBC Sport Centre on Friday, 26 July.

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