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Gareth Bale 'out of Team GB' according to reports

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Wales International Gareth Bale could be forced to miss the Olympics, according to reports.

The Cardiff-born player was expected to be named in Team GB's football squad by manager Stuart Pearce next week.

But there are now reports that the 22-year-old will be ruled out by the recurrence of an old back and hip injury picked up in training.

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Olympic countdown

There's just one month to go until the official Olympic opening in London. That was marked in a very special occasion there today, the famous Olympic rings unveiled at Tower Bridge, high up above the River Thames.

But it's not just across the border that they're celebrating the approach of the great sporting festival. As Rob King reports.

Bellamy for Team GB?

Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy has revealed he will be in the Great Britain squad for the Olympics, according to reports. 32-year-old Bellamy has been seen as one of the favourites to to take one of three overage slots in Stuart Pearce's squad.

"I am in the Olympic squad - but I was supposed to keep it quiet. It's a different challenge. I had a difficult season with Liverpool but the Olympics is a one-off."

– Craig Bellamy speaking to the Sun Newspaper

Cardiff's Olympic tickets go on public sale

The Millennium Stadium
Organisers are still hoping to fill the Millennium Stadium during the Olympics Credit: ITV News Wales

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic football matches at the Millennium Stadium are now on public sale. 11 men and women's football matches will be played in Cardiff between 25 July and 10 August - including the Olympics' very first event.

Millennium Stadium General Manager Gerry Toms said: "This is fantastic news for the football fans who have missed out during the previous phases of ticket sales. I'm sure sports fans will want to book their places to be part of the first ever Olympic Games in Wales."

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