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Olympic duo up for top European athlete award

Greg Rutherford at the Olympic parade yesterday Credit: PA

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.

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Pride of Britain on parade

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.

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Suffolk's Goldie Sayers in the victory parade

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.

East Anglian athletes Jonnie Peacock, Goldie Sayers and Robbie Grabarz during the Victory Parade in London Credit: Twitter / Goldie Sayers
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