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Christine Ohuruogu, Jessica Ennis and Olympic Flame in Wales

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Eleanor Oldroyd Eleanor Oldroyd | 16:45 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012

Jessica Ennis

A look ahead to London 2012 with a selection of Olympic stories from across BBC local, national and World Service Radio brought to you by 5 live's Eleanor Oldroyd.

This week, seven months after he broke his neck in a riding accident, Tim Stockdale is back on a horse and on course for selection for Britain's show jumping team for 2012. Stockdale was treated for six weeks in a spinal injuries unit at Oswestry in Shropshire after a fall last October but last weekend won an event in France on his horse Calico Bay. He spoke to 5 live's London Calling about this amazing recovery.

Controversy has hit Taekwondo this week after world number one Aaron Cook was omitted from the Team GB squad in favour of Lutalo Muhammad. The Dorset-born fighter quit the GB performance programme last year, leading to suspicions that his non-selection was politically motivated; there have been calls for his inclusion from across the sporting world including from Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, while his former team-mate John Cullen suggested not selecting Cook would be the equivalent of "Barcelona dropping Lionel Messi." Team GB Taekwondo Performance Director Gary Hall defended the decision on Radio 4's Today programme. BBC Sport has all the latest Taekwondo news.

Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu discusses her preparations to defend her 400 metres title this summer, Jessica Ennis celebrates her new British heptathlon record and swimmer Liam Tancock speaks about hot weather training in Florida.

As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Radio 3 will broadcast 20 outstanding new works, each lasting 12 minutes. These works include Joe Culter's "Ping" which brought together four members of the Fusion Table Tennis Club and the Coull String Quartet. These specially commissioned works will feature on Hear and Now on Saturday evenings from 10.30 PM and are available on BBC iPlayer.

Finally BBC Radio 2's Professor Philip Stott celebrates the arrival of the Olympic Torch to Wales while BBC Wales reflects on the flame's historic five day visit to the country. To listen back the progression of the flame through Wales, just go to "The Olympic Torch in Wales" with Frances Donovan

Click here to subscribe to the Olympics 2012 podcast, which is produced by Smooth Operations for BBC Radio 5 live.


  • Comment number 1.

    I have never really understood how Christine Ohuruogu was treated differently to Dwain Chambers. She was banned in the same way by the BOA but seemingly saying she would move away from GB, she had her ban lifted. Yet under their lifetime ban rules they could never have selected her again anyway. Seemed harsh on Chambers for all that he was put through.

  • Comment number 2.

    will be interesting to see how London makes out for the 2012 olympics as a host city. I doubt England will gather any additional medals just because they're playing at home

  • Comment number 3.

    Will,why is there no Euro 2012 Blog? It seems an ideal thing to Blog about,what with it being just a day away, yet nothing!

  • Comment number 4.

    Sorry, nowhere else to post this. Would you not think after the week of misery Five Live has just endured with its pageant and ceremony coverage they would try and finish the week on a high? But no, R2 stand in and twitter/facebook reader Zoe Ball hosts the film show. Keep sooping guys ... it gets lower and lower ....

  • Comment number 5.

    Msg 4 - They'll be horizontal next.


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