There were big differences in the cash each council spent on the Olympic Torch relay from £1,200 in Northampton to £134,000 in Peterborough.
Cambridgeshire gymnast Louis Smith has been given his MBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace
Olympic athletes from our region have been in London switching on the Christmas lights.
It's a year to the day since the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
The games were the highlight of a glorious summer of sport, with Team GB finishing third in the medal table.
There were plenty of successes here in the East. But a year on, some sports are counting the cost after missing out on funding for the next games in Rio.
Donovan Blake has been focussing on volleyball, which has its national centre in Kettering.
Cambridgeshire athlete Robbie Grabarz preparing for his race experience day at Rockingham Raceway near Corby.
The Olympic bronze medal winning high-jumper was taking time out from his preparations for the outdoor athletics season.
The National Brazilian Gymnastics team are in Ipswich as part of a 2012 legacy project being run by the town's gymnastics centre.
Teams from Britain and Brazil have agreed to hold two competitions a year, one in Ipswich and one in Brazil, to help both countries prepare their junior athletes for the next Olympics in Rio in 2016
Former Ipswich Town Chief Executive Simon Clegg has been hired as a consultant by the Madrid 2020 Olympic bid.
Clegg, who left his post at Ipswich earlier this month, is a former chief executive of the British Olympic Association and played a major part in winning the bid for London 2012.
"I am delighted and honored to have been invited to join the Madrid 2020 team," said Clegg.
"I'm looking forward to helping Madrid to send a positive message in the remaining months of the campaign," said Clegg.
Double Olympic medallist Louis Smith is looking for new challenges after picking up his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The gymnast from Peterborough says he'll have a make a decision soon on competing in Rio but said "gymnastics is a tough sport and his body isn't getting any younger."
Louis says he's now looking at sporting legacy by setting up charities and summer camps. He's also planning to tour schools to tell children about his achievements.
Cambridgeshire gymnast Louis Smith has tweeted a picture of himself at Buckingham Palace with his MBE.
He said: "Chilling with my MBE on the palace steps think its frozen to my hand lol. Thanks for all your messages."
Gymnast Louis Smith from Peterborough has revealed on Twitter that his invite to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE was forgotten.
In the tweet he revealed his manager had forgotten the invitation.
Smith, who scooped silver on the pommel horse and a bronze in the men's team competition at the London Games, has described being awarded the MBE the proudest moment of his life.
Stars of last summer's Olympics and Paralympics are among those receiving honours at Buckingham Palace today.
Gymnast Louis Smith from Peterborough, who scooped silver on the pommel horse and a bronze in the men's team competition at the London Games, has described being awarded the MBE the proudest moment of his life. Smith went on to win BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing following the Olympics.