7:00 am, Sat 19 May 2012
Jacob at the Olympic Stadium
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.”
3:53 pm, Fri 18 May 2012
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.
1:37 pm, Fri 18 May 2012
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.
12:50 pm, Fri 18 May 2012
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.