Two of the stars of the Team GB squad for last summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games go into the final game of the Premier League season knowing only one of them will be playing in next year’s Champions League competition.
Great Britain midfielder Aaron Ramsey – an integral part of Stuart Pearce’s squad last summer – and his Arsenal team-mates are in the box-seat. They go to Newcastle United for their last fixture with their destiny in their own hands. A win against the Magpies will guarantee Champions League football next season for Arsene Wenger’s side.
According to the bookies, that’s exactly what will happen. The match odds at Unibet have the Gunners as 1/2 favourites to beat Alan Pardew’s out-of-form team and continue their unbroken streak of Champions League qualifications to 14 seasons. read more »
Cricket could be played at future Olympics if the MCC World Cricket Committee gets its way.
The committee this week recommended that the sport should apply to be considered for future Games. Given how far in advance the participating sports are planned, the earliest the sport could possibly appear at the Olympics would be 2024.
Cricket’s authorities would need to submit their application by 2017 in order to be included in the 2024 Games. read more »
West Ham United could benefit massively from use of the Olympic Stadium but their tenancy and success depends on a number of things.
Firstly, the club have to ensure that they are in the Premier League when the move ultimately takes place (they’re in the Premier League tips for surviving the drop this season but won’t be taking over the Olympic Stadium for a while). They would not be able to warrant a 60,000 capacity stadium for football if they are a Championship side. read more »