Lynn McCafferty, the captain of Great Britain's handball team, already has firmed up her post-Olympic plans, and come up with a tried and trusted rationale.
Post-London, the Scot confirms, she will be stepping down to spend more time with her family.
It's an excuse familiar to many a disgraced politician but the 33-year-old is departing with her reputation at its highest. Having helped transform her team from nothing to somewhere over the past five years, it is time to return to Cumbernauld and become a full-time partner once more.
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