London Lite Wednesday, 23 September 2009 17 BRITAINS Olympics chiefs are devising ways to win us more medals in 2012. They have launched a secret operation to pack seats near finishing lines with British fans, give our athletes tours of venues and fix events schedules in favour of home competitors. Sir Clive Woodward, the former rugby coach who steered England to World Cup victory in 2003, will mastermind the three-year campaign -- codenamed Project Leap -- in his post as 300,000- a-year elite performance director of the British Olympic Association. Britains sports bosses insist it is not cheating, but maximising home advan- tage. The project follows the Home Advanta g e scheme at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Sports that may benefit include mod- ern pentathlon, triathlon, rowing, equestrianism and swimming. For example, modern pentathletes will be able to familiarise themselves with the type of UK-bred horses they will be randomly allotted for the 2012 event while triathletes will be given intimate knowledge of the Hyde Park course. A BOA spokeswoman said: Were look- ing at all ways of gaining an advantage. It will be in keeping with the rules. by mark blunden Secret plantofix Olympicevents... so the Brits win! Secret plantofix Olympicevents... so the Brits win! Home advantage: Sir Clive Woodward will steer campaign 18 hit by kebab shop food bug THERE were 18 confirmed cases today of salmonella poisoning, with 49 suspected, in an outbreak at a west London takeaway. The owners of Shahi Nan Kebab in Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, are said to be co-operating with investigators. Driver killed in M25 lorry shunt A MOTORIST was killed when his car was hit by a lorry and shunted into two other vehicles on the M25. An inquest into the crash at junction 25, which killed Peter Kendall, 39, from Edmonton, on Friday, opened today in Barnet.