• UK athletics has a target of eight medals, including a gold
• Phillips Idowu is an injury concern admits Van Commenee
UK Athletics' head coach, Charles van Commenee, has said he will take ultimate responsibility and fall on his sword if his 77-strong team fail to meet expectations at the London Olympics.
The unveiling of the track and field squad, which includes the once-banned sprinter Dwain Chambers and his teenage rival Adam Gemili, was not without controversy.
Selectors gambled by picking Lynsey Sharp for the 800m despite her recording only a B qualifying time this season. The selection of the European silver medallist meant four other athletes who have run faster times in the past two years, including the 2009 world bronze medallist Jenny Meadows, missed out and two places went unfilled under International Association of Athletics Federations rules.
Van Commenee said he was comfortable with his selections and would quit if the sport, which has had £25m of public and Lottery investment over the past four years, failed to deliver in London.
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How badly injured is Idowu?