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Archives for August 2011

Details of our Olympic sport coverage

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Claire Stocks | 11:03 UK time, Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Today feels like another significant milestone on the journey to next year’s Olympics and Paralympics, as the Olympic Park hosts competitive sport for the first time, in the form of the basketball test event.

But this is just one event in a fantastically busy period for Olympic sport; both in terms of domestic test events and international championships.

Some of the test events have been quite low key, for instance the World Junior Rowing Championships at Eton Dorney last month.

Others are big international competitions in their own right, for instance last week’s Hyde Park Triathlon, where GB won gold in both the men’s and women’s race.

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Update on Sports News bulletin

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BBC Sport blog editor | 17:46 UK time, Friday, 5 August 2011

Back in January we announced that we would be making some changes to our services because of a 25% reduction in the online budget.

One of the things we said we would stop doing is our daily on-demand sports news video bulletin.

Today will be the last day of the bulletin, and you may have noticed we have removed the link from the banner of our website.

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Weighing up the price of football

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BBC Sport blog editor | 20:38 UK time, Monday, 1 August 2011

St Mirren were at pains to point out that they're the "only club in Scotland to offer free beans" with their pies.

Not surprisingly, given they've cut their prices by 25%, Preston couldn't wait to talk about how they put their fans first.

Oxford United's caterers - no need to re-read - sent out a full-page statement warning of the dangers of talking about "headline prices" of a cuppa and a pie - you might want to re-read that - because they didn't take into account quality or portion size. I jest not.

When you survey tickets prices of football clubs, you don't so much open a can of worms, as morph them into anxious, PR-conscious prairie dogs, looking over their shoulders at the rest and eyeing the sky for journalists and fans ready to pounce on anyone caught in the noon sun.

But is it that bad? I mean, really?

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