The Olympics finally come to Essex this weekend.
The mountain bike competition for gold gets underway on the specially-built course at Hadleigh Farm. Thousands of spectators are expected and Andrea Johnston has been finding out how people have been preparing.
Olympic medal winners from the East have been welcomed back to the region
Some of the region's Olympians have been immortalised in Lego.
Olympic bronze medal winning hockey player, Chloe Rogers from Great Dunmow, returns to Essex.