18 June 2011 Last updated at 17:00

No relationship with 'liar' Van Commenee - Phillips Idowu

Phillips Idowu defends his decision to withdraw from this weekend's European Team Championships and stresses he had told the relevant authorities before Tweeting he was pulling out of the competition.

The head of UK Athletics, Charles van Commenee, had on Friday said he was unhappy that Idowu used Twitter to announce his decision.

But the British triple jumper says he informed UK Athletics and Van Commenee's staff before informing his followers on the social networking site.