July 26 – British Olympic Association leadership today scoffed at Sepp Blatter’s suggestion that Welsh star Gareth Bale should be suspended for playing for Spurs during the Olympics… Japan record their first ever win over Spain at any level on the first day of the men’s football tournament. INSIDER’s Bob Mackin and Mark Bisson report.

July 3 – With around 1.2 million tickets to sell in just three weeks for the Olympic football tournaments, London 2012 organisers today stepped up their promotion of the competitions to boost slow sales… Stuart Pearce explains omission of David Beckham from Team GB football squad. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.

June 28 – London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton tells World Football INSIDER he’s “relaxed” about the challenging task of selling 1.2 million tickets for the Olympic football competitions in just four weeks… David Beckham “very disappointed” after not being selected for Team GB squad. Mark Bisson reports.

Oct. 20 – Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell will coach the Team GB football teams at the London Olympics. Britain will field a men’s Olympic team for the first time since Rome 1960 – and a women’s side for the first time ever… Pearce remains tight-lipped on possibility of David Beckham making Olympics squad. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Wembley.

Sept. 20 – British Olympic Association CEO Andy Hunt tells INSIDER the coaches of Team GB’s football teams for London 2012 will be made “within the next six weeks”… Despite ongoing row over united British team, he says Tottenham’s Gareth Bale “doesn’t need any convincing” to take part. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from London.

June 21 – Despite long-running opposition from the football associations of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the British Olympic Association claims to have reached agreement to field men’s and women’s teams at the London Olympics from all four home nations. Scottish, Welsh and Irish FAs react angrily. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

16/12/10 As UEFA president Michel Platini warns Ukraine that time is running out to complete its Euro 2012 preparations, the co-hosts announced today the opening date for the much-delayed Lviv stadium… Wales, Scotland, Ireland still opposed to fielding players for London 2012 football team. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.