Aug. 6 – The finalists for Olympic women’s football will be determined Monday night as the reigning World Cup champions Japan meet France and defending Olympic champions USA play Canada. INSIDER’s Bob Mackin previews the semi-finals.
Aug. 5 – The English Football Association says it is “delighted” with the attendances seen at Wembley Stadium for the Olympic football tournament. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
August 2 – Daniel Sturridge’s goal gave Great Britain all they needed to spring a shock win over Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium, a result coach Stuart Pearce said was inspired by GB’s medal haul across other Olympic sports in recent days. INSIDER’s Bob Mackin reports.
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 25 – The first sports action of the 2012 London Olympics kicked off Wednesday with an historic win by Great Britain women in a city 150 miles from the heart of the Games… Flag blunder causes North Korean team to storm off pitch before their game. INSIDER’s Karen Rosen reports from Cardiff.
July 25 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter will headline a two-hour, pre-match discussion on eradicating discrimination from football next week… The Swiss praises hard work of FIFA’s Zhang Jilong and LOCOG ahead of first match of the Olympics tournament. INSIDER’s Bob Mackin reports.
July 25 – David Beckham heaped praise on boxing great Muhammad Ali at the Beyond Sport awards in London last night, as the former England star confirmed that he will have a role in the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 24 – Zhang Jilong, head of FIFA’s organising committee for the Olympics tournaments, says his team and London 2012 officials are ready to stage top-class competitions… FIFA president Sepp Blatter attends IOC Session. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 20 – Team GB women’s football side drew 0-0 against Sweden today in their first match ever in front of a crowd. Stuart Pearce’s Olympics men’s team take on Brazil in today’s double-header at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough in northeast England. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
July 17 – With just eight days until the first ball is kicked in the Olympic football tournaments, London 2012 organisers have removed 500,000 tickets from sale in a dramatic admission that the six host stadia will not sell out. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and Ed Hula III report.