Athletics chief criticises Idowu Twitter use

The head coach of UK Athletics, Charles van Commenee, tells BBC Sport's Steve Cram he is disappointed world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu used Twitter to announce his withdrawal from this weekend's European Team Championships in Stockholm.

Though he acknowledges that there are "bigger fishes to catch", van Commenee feels that the event can still aid athletes preparation for August's World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.

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