London 2012 Olympics Watch: Pendleton's gold Varnish
22:15 GMT, 1 April 2012
Victoria Pendleton's team-sprint
partner Jess Varnish has pledged to aid the 31-year-old's bid for triple
Olympic gold this summer.
Pendleton won the only title
available to her at the 2008 Olympics, but a change to the programme
means she can go for three medals in London.
Medal hopes: Varnish (left) and Pendleton going for cycling gold
'I want to do the best job for the team and that is for Vicky,' Varnish said ahead of the Track Cycling World Championships which start on Wednesday in Melbourne.
'Hopefully I'll be up to it.'
Hopes are high as the pair set a world record of 32.754 seconds in the two-woman, two-lap team sprint in February.
'It's slightly daunting when people say, “Jess has got so much potential” because you want to live up to it,' Varnish added.
Sportsmale runs for charity
The Olympic Stadium was handed over to charities on Sunday with hundreds of fun runners given the chance to race on the track Usain Bolt and Co will seek gold on this summer.
Life in the fast lane: Alex Kay
Among them, running for the children's charity the Rainbow Trust, was Sportsmail's Alex Kay.
But his 100 metres race did not end in glory as he finished third in 14.05sec. No Team GB place, then.
Gallant effort: Kay finished third
White in GB volleyball squad
British Volleyball programme administrator Neil White has quit his role to try and win a place in coach Harry Brokking's Olympics squad.
White has been added to the 16-man squad Brokking named on Friday.
He caught the Dutch tactician's eye while playing domestically for Sheffield and was added to the party as an extra libero – offering support to regular starter, Dan Hunter.