5:13 am, Thu 13 Sep 2012
Sir Chris Hoy named Commonwealth ambassador
Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy has been announced as the first official ambassador of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Sir Chris Hoy celebrates winning Gold in the Men's Keirin Final
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Organisers believe the six-times Olympic gold medallist will inspire people to get behind the Glasgow games over the next two years.
The cyclist's new role will see him appear in high-profile promotional campaigns and lend his support to the organising committee.
The city's new velodrome, which opens to the public later this year, is being named in his honour.
He said: "Following an incredible Olympics in London, I'm proud to lend my support to the next great sporting event on home soil."
12:59 am, Sat 28 Jul 2012 Queen visits Olympic village
Sir Chris Hoy: 'A moment I will remember forever'
Sir Chris Hoy, who was the flag bearer for the British Olympic team, has tweeted:
8:33 am, Wed 25 Jul 2012 Olympic Torch last leg complete
Carol Hoy: 'I'm so proud that my son will carry British flag at the Olympic opening ceremony'
Sir Chris Hoy's mother, Carol, has told Daybreak that she is proud of her son, who will carry the British flag at the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday.
Speaking ahead of the Olympics she said: "I'm very proud of Chris for many reasons and I do think he is a role model."
10:19 pm, Thu 19 Jul 2012 Wiggins eyes Olympic win
Hoy: Wiggins win will be one of the most significant achievements ever in British sport
Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy told ITV News that he thinks fellow British cyclist Bradley Wiggins can win the Tour de France race.
5:38 pm, Thu 19 Jul 2012
Hoy will not defend all three Olympic titles
The British cycling team for the London 2012 Olympics has been named, with Sir Chris Hoy ousted from the individual men's sprint in favour of Jason Kenny.
Sir Chris Hoy was replaced by Jason Kenny in the individual men's sprint.
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Sir Chris Hoy: "Whilst I’m obviously disappointed not to be defending all three of my 2008 Olympic titles in London, Jason thoroughly deserves this opportunity and has a great chance of success in the sprint.
"I’m now focussed entirely on the Keirin and Team Sprint and my goals for these two events haven’t changed.”
Victoria Pendleton was named in three events including the individual women's sprint.
8:22 pm, Sat 23 Jun 2012 Olympic flame rides the Tube
Sir Chris Hoy carries Olympic Torch
Great Britain's most successful Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy carried the Olympic Torch into Manchester city centre today.