The 2012/13 Football League season will kick off on the later than usual date of August 18th, after clubs voted to wait until the end of the 2012 Olympics.

The games, which will be held in London, will run from the 27th July to 12th August, with the new football season getting underway eight days later.

Speaking on the decision The League's Head of Communications John Nagle said: "Football League clubs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of delaying the start of the 2012/13 season in order to support the London Olympics. This decision has been taken to ensure that police and transport links are not overstretched during such an important event for the country."