12pm Sports News: Featuring Brits on the Olympics, Torres and Bell

Fernando Torres

A round up of the latest stories from across the world of sport.

Over two thirds of the British public have said that the £9 billion spent on the Olympic Games last year was worth it. The UK economy received a boost of nearly £10 billion for staging the historic and famous event. Three quarters would also welcome the Games back to Great Britain.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he thinks Fernando Torres will be boosted by having more competition next season. Torres and Demba Ba were Chelsea’s only senior strikers last season but Chelsea have added Andre Schurrle to their attack and are showing no signs of sending Romelu Lukaku back out on loan.

Newcastle United and striker Papiss Cisse have resolved their dispute over the club’s shirt sponsor. Cisse was refusing to wear the Newcastle shirt with the logo for loan company Wonga on religious grounds. After a week of talks all parties are satisfied and Cisse is ready to wear the shirt again.

England batsman Ian Bell says he is enjoying his current fine run of form against Australia. Bell is the leading run scorer at the moment in the current Ashes series having progressed dramatically from when he scored just 171 runs throughout the entire 2005 Ashes campaign.

James Dasaolu says he is ready for the test of facing Usain Bolt at the Anniversary Games later today. The 25-year-old Brit ran a 100 metres time of 9.91 seconds at the British Championships, making him the second quickest Brit over that distance in history. Bolt’s fastest time this year is 9.94 seconds.

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