Michael Scott has resigned as British Swimming's national performance director following a review of the London Olympics. Great Britain fell two medals short of their target of five podium places, prompting Scott to initiate a review himself. The Australian had said he would not resign from his post but, after the five-man review panel recommended he should stay in the UK, he opted to stand down instead. He has lived in Australia since joining British Swimming in 2007, and said: "One of the key findings of the review requires a change to my current working practice by being based in Britain. However, for personal and family reasons, I'm unable to meet this recommendation and therefore offered my resignation."
Ennis loses out to Felix
Jessica Ennis missed out on the World Athlete of the Year award as the United States sprinter Allyson Felix (above right) was rewarded for winning three gold medals at London 2012, in the 200m and 4x100m and 4x400m relays. …