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Published:Thursday | June 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM

TJB pays tribute to Gardner

We at Team Jamaica Bickle hail the late Keith Gardner as one of the great sons and citizens of Jamaica. He gave selflessly of his time and immeasurable talent to sports in Jamaica. As an athlete, he contributed to the country's sterling sports legacy. A two-time Olympian, he was known for his hurdles and sprint prowess and was considered an all-rounder.

In 1960, he won an Olympic bronze medal as a member of the 4x400 team representing the British West Indies. He also reaped success at several local and international meets and was inducted into the Jamaica Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He excelled at a time when the facilities or resources were limited or unavailable.

We consider him a transformational figure and a true ambassador; one whose story and perseverance should be required study for today's athletes. We laud him for his initiative, his drive and self-made attributes, and especially for his exemplary community work throughout the years.

Rest in Glory, Keith.

Controversial Millar in UK cycling squad


Former doping offender David Millar is in line for a spot on Britain's Olympic cycling team. The British Olympic Association (BOA) says Millar is one of eight riders in contention for five spots on the men's road-cycling team for the London Games.

The 35-year-old Millar previously served a two-year ban for use of EPO. Under BOA rules, he had been banned from the Olympics for life, but the by-law was revoked last month after being rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Millar was named yesterday to the shortlist of riders for the road race. The final list will be named later.

Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish were all named to the British cycling team.

14 million meals to be served at Olympics


From the British staple of fish and chips to African barbecues, athletes and fans won't go hungry at the London Olympics. Organisers announced plans to serve 14 million meals in "the largest peace-time catering operation in the world".

Organisers say the food choice will reflect the "heritage and diversity of British regional products and recipes", while ensuring the menus are ethical and environmentally friendly.

The traditional British pie and mash is described on a sample menu as "farm-assured Scotch Beef with Long Clawson Stilton Pie, Irish mashed potato with Red Tractor Cream and British butter and onion gravy."

Pie and mash will cost eight pounds ($12.50), while a beer will set visitors back £4.20 ($6.50). A bottle of water will cost £1.60 ($2.50).