A 16-year-old girl from the Scottish Borders has taken inspiration from this years games and hopes to compete in Rio in four years time.
Hundreds of racing pigeons have mysteriously disappeared in Scotland. In the Borders only 13 birds out of 232 returned from a recent race.
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It's a tradition unique to the scottish borders and the common riding season has wound it's way round to Duns and Annan today. No english invaders were spotted on the ritual patrolling of either town's boundaries this morning, so the festivities could get underway in earnest.
The ridings are a festival of civic pride dating back hundreds of years to the times of the reivers. These days the common riding is a chance to celebrate with friends.
Events have been taking place across the region to mark Armed Forces Day, a national celebration of the UK's Armed Forces.
In Carlisle a number of organisations including the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force, Carlisle Gurkha and Nepalese Association and Cadet Units set up stalls and took part in displays.
Major Joseph Mark, the President of the Legion's Carlisle branch says it is an important day.
The full Olympic torch coverage from Thursday 21 June.
The trails at Floors Castle near Kelso in the Scottish Borders have been cancelled on Saturday 19th May due to heavy rain but organisers hope that the event will go ahead as planned on Sunday 20th.