Thousands of athletes, coaches, officials and fans began arriving today as the countdown to the Olympics continues.
There are competitors already here in the East, using the region's sports facilities to finalise their own plans as Kate Prout's been finding out.
Essex fast bowler Reece in line for PCA's Young Player of the Year
Norwich City's latest arrival, Johann Elmander says he can't wait to get started in his second spell in the Premier League.
Man-of-the-match David Willey led Northamptonshire to 102-run victory over Surrey in the T20 final in Edgbaston, Birmingham.