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The Olympic torch relay begins today at Land's End, but already a Doncaster student has tried out the facilities at the Olympic Stadium in London.
19-year old Jacob Clark from Bessacarr took part in a preparation event ahead of this summer's Games as part of the British Universities College of Sport.
The event was run like a mini Olympics, featuring athletics, basketball and other sports.
Jacob took part in the 1500 metre 4x4 relay representing Leeds University.
“My events took place on the Saturday night, it was a fantastic atmosphere with around 40,000 people in the crowd.
“This is a great time for sport and everyone in Doncaster is excited about seeing the Olympic torch pass through the borough on 26 June.”
Children from Brookfield School in Chesterfield have been taking part in a world record breaking attempt. They have been learning a dance as part of the Cultural Olympiad at the same time as other school groups across the country.
300 school children have taken part in an Olympic-themed world record attempt - part of the Big Dance 2012.
The pupils took to Millennium Square in Leeds to create the world record attempt for the 'Largest Simultaneous Dance Routine - Multi-Venue', on the day the Olympic torch arrives in the UK.
300 Leeds school children arrived in Millennium Square in Leeds today to take part in an Olympic-themed world record attempt - the largest simultaneous dance routine.