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Two of the region's athletes have been nominated for the title of European Athlete of the Year.
Milton Keynes long jump Olympic champion Greg Rutherford and Cambridgeshire high jumper Robbie Grabarz have been nominated for the award, chosen each year by the European Athletics Association.
The pair face stiff competition as they are up against double Olympic champion and current holder of the title Mo Farrah.
Hundreds of paralympians have been at Stansted Airport in Essex this morning to catch their flights home. The Greek and Czech teams departed this morning and the Australian athletes fly out later today:
Matthew Hudson reports from Stansted.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games may be over for another four years and it may be the last time we see them in Britain for another generation.
So what will the legacy be in the Anglia region?
From the torch relay, through the opening ceremony and the amazing stories provided by the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the summer of 2012 has provided a spectacle none of us will ever forget.
The celebrations culminated today in a parade through the streets of London for the athletes of Team GB and ParalympicsGB, including many medallists from our region.
Olympic javelin thrower Goldie Sayers has tweeted at picture of herself with Cambridge sprinter Jonnie Peacock and St Neots high jumper Robbie Grabarz during the London victory parade.
Sayers, 30, was born in Newmarket and educated at King's School in Ely.
ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent was left on the ropes as Olympic boxers Anthony Ogogo from Suffolk and Luke Campbell took over the microphone during the Victory Parade in London.
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Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford is being honoured with an open-top bus parade through Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes.
A breakfast conference was held at the University of Essex today to discuss the Olympics legacy and how local businesses can benefit.