London: Britain's most successful Olympian Chris Hoy is to retire from track cycling having exhausted "every last ounce of effort and energy", the six-time Games gold medal winner said on Thursday.
Hoy, 37, has decided against competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in his native Scotland.
"I am officially announcing my retirement. It was not a decision I took easily or lightly, but I know it's the right decision," Hoy told a news conference in Edinburgh.
"Nothing would give me more pleasure than going to Glasgow, but I don't want to be there for the numbers. Being objective, I got every last drop out in London. Now it's time for younger riders to experience what it is like to compete in front of a home crowd."...more
04:49 PM, Apr 18, 2013
London: Chris Hoy, whose four Olympic gold medals and host of world titles earned him a knighthood, will claim another honour on Friday when he will become the first cyclist to carry the British flag at the London Games opening ceremony. Hoy carried the flag at the 2008 Games closing ceremony after his triple-gold medal track cycling haul, and will be competing in his fourth Games having also won gold...
07:11 PM, Jul 23, 2012