An ice bath with Yohan Blake and lunch with Usain Bolt. Since becoming the No 1 junior sprinter in the world and competing in the Olympics last summer Adam Gemili has been mixing with some superstars off the track.
Two-time Olympic and reigning 200m world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has plunged world athletics, and the dominant Jamaican sprinters in particular, into crisis by testing positive for a banned substance.
British No 1 Laura Robson is confident that her form will pick up in time for Wimbledon. The 19-year-old won an Olympic mixed doubles silver medal in the summer but her form has been up and down since.
Olympic champion Nicola Adams has fired a warning to her prospective flyweight rivals as she prepares to return to the ring for the first time since her historic London 2012 triumph in Hungary next month.
London’s Olympic Park is to stage six professional boxing matches after a deal was struck with promoter Frank Warren. The vacant British middleweight title will be contested by Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder.
Phillips Idowu is unrepentant. Ten months on from the day he failed to make the Olympic triple jump final in his home town, he is sitting in a Rome hotel declaring he would prepare in exactly the same way again.
This is Brazil, after all, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, yet a nation apparently reliant on cowboy builders. The six stadiums in this month’s Confederations Cup, including the Maracana, are finished, but only just.