Toni Minichiello, the coach who guided Jessica Ennis to Olympic gold, has accused British Athletics chiefs of a "lack of respect" after he was offered a reduced package – on a consultancy basis – to continue working with one of the world's most successful athletes.
On Sunday night the annus mirabilis of British sport will conclude with one of 12 contenders being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The famous trophy – a silver-plated camera on a tripod with the name of each winner engraved on individual shields attached to the plinth – has always been prestigious. But never more so than in 2012, a year of unprecedented sporting success.
Loathe it, hate it or just feel annually irritated by it, the BBC Sport Personality of the Year award has continued to exercise its own tenaciously parochial fascination.
Home is where the heart is.
Jessica Ennis won Great Britain's fourth gold medal of the day - and 12th of London Olympics - with a stunning victory in the heptathlon.
Jessica Ennis's sharp start to the Olympic summer continued here at the Aviva trials on Saturday in Birmingham. She easily won both the events she was competing in, the high jump and the 100m hurdles. She will be back at the track on Sunday, trying to add a third title in the long jump too.
Usain Bolt has escaped uninjured after crashing his car for the second time in three years.
As Jessica Ennis came down the home straight in the 800 metres Tatyana Chernova trailed her every step of the way.
Jessica Ennis battled the Yorkshire winds at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium on Sunday to win two county championship throws titles but the 26-year-old was frustrated that the conditions did not allow her a bigger throw in the javelin.