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Mo Farah took 'difficult decision' to withdraw from Games

It is a real blow for any athlete to miss out on a major championships through injury, but to have fought so hard to regain full fitness and to have to take such a difficult decision at this stage is particularly hard.

We wish Mo all the very best and hope to see him back to his peak very soon

– Jan Paterson, Team England Chef de Mission

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Mo Farah takes 'tough decision' to withdraw

I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big setback for me.

Training is getting better here in Font Romeu but I need another few weeks to get back to the level I was at in 2012 and 2013.

I really wanted to add the Commonwealth titles to my Olympic and World Championships but the event is coming a few weeks too soon for me as my body is telling me it's not ready to race yet. Best wishes to my fellow athletes in Glasgow.

– Mo Farah

Treasured photos of Olympics medal hero are stolen

A thief has stolen a laptop belonging to Winter Olympics hero Jenny Jones which contained dozens of treasured photos.

 Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones
Olympic bronze medal winner Jenny Jones Credit: PA

The 34-year-old snowboarder was the first Brit to win an Olympic medal in a snow event when she scooped a bronze at the Winter Olympics in Sochi earlier this year.

She took hundreds of photos of her once-in-a-lifetime experience, but they are all gone after her MacBook Air was swiped from her car while she was at a London film festival.

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Cycle budget of £10 per head by 2020

The Transport Select Committee has suggested a budget of £10 per head by 2020 to ensure road safety for cyclists. It is currently at just £2 per head. The committee also called upon the Government to facilitate change across all Departments

"Transport ministers must demonstrate clear political leadership by championing cycling and the Department for Transport must coordinate action across government on this vital agenda'

– Louise Ellman MP, Chair of Transport Committee
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