Olympic athlete Tom Farrell has been given a warm welcome home at his parents' nursery in Carlisle.
The 5,000 metre runner has only been back for one day, but when our reporter Katie Hunter asked the children what they enjoyed most about Rio, the answer was clear:
A rugby referee from Whitehaven has landed the Challenge Cup final clash between Hull FC and Warrington Wolves.
Gareth Hewer will referee the fixture, being held at Wembley Stadium on August 27th.
The 34-year-old, who works at Sellafield, has been officiating for 12 years and was named Referee of the Year in 2009.
Speaking to rugby-league.com, he said it was his "dream come true".
One of Cumbria's top jockeys, Emma Sayer from Penrith, has decided to give up her professional riding status.
Emma's been offered a PE teaching job at Ullswater Community College and will return to the amateur racing ranks.
When I got offered the teaching job, it was a chance not to be missed. I feel the time is right to step back a bit and go forward with a different career. I'll still be able to do jumps, just at weekends and school holidays
Carlisle United bow out of the League Cup in a nail biting game that saw both Derby win 14-13 on penalties.
The League Two side played away to Derby County from the Championship. Darren Bent had scored to put Derby in front but Carlisle's Mike Jones took the match into extra-time with an equaliser 5 minutes into stoppage time.
There were no more goals in the extra 30 minutes, taking it to a penalty shootout which saw players take turns until the agonising 14-13 finish.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has officially confirmed that he is joining the star-studded line up in the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Straight off the back of his gold-medal success in Rio, Sir Bradley will cycle through the Border region on the first two stages of the tour.
The hundreds of cyclists will end the opening stage on Sunday 4 September in Castle Douglas, starting the second stage on Monday 5 September in Carlisle, through flood-hit areas of the Lake District before ending in Kendal.
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Whitehaven RLFC will be without head coach James Coyle after the club elected to dismiss him on Wednesday morning.
In statement on their website, a club spokesperson said:
To all concerned. unfortunately the Board of Directors have decided that due to recent circumstances we are left with no option but to relieve the Head Coach of his duties, with immediate effect.
We wish James all the best in the future.
The move comes just days before the West Cumbrian derby, with both Workington and Whitehaven propping up the league table.
Assistant coach Gary Broadbent has also left the club, after resigning for 'personal reasons.'
Carlisle Olympian, Nick Miller, has missed out on qualifying for the final of the hammer throw in Rio.
Miller had two fouls on his first two attempts, before throwing 70.83-metres on his final throw.
The top qualifying throw was 77.64-metres by Poland's Nowicki Wojciech.
Carlisle athlete, Tom Farrell, finished 20th out of 26 in his 5000-metre heat in Rio this afternoon.
The Border Harrier said he wasn't happy with his performance and needs to reassess with his coach, but the race had been a valuable experience.