It is still over a year to go until the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Rio but this week an athlete from our region became the first to qualify for Team GB.
Open water swimmer Jack Burnell, who was born in Scunthorpe, qualified after finishing fifth at the World Championships in Russia.
He is now back home and our sports reporter Chris Dawkes caught up with him at his training base at Loughborough University.
Britain's Jack Burnell clinched a trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics with a fifth-place finish in the men's 10km at the World Aquatic Championships in Kazan.
The 22-year-old from Scunthorpe, who is the current World Cup leader, was among 70 swimmers competing at the Kazanka River venue, with the top 10 securing Olympic qualification.
USA's Jordan Wilimovsky, 21, won the race, finishing 12.1 seconds ahead of Dutchman Ferry Weertman. Burnell was 17.6secs behind the winner.
The race included the reigning Olympic champion Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia, who finished in 23rd place
Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington is officially opening the new Selby Leisure Centre today. It is three years since the Abbey Leisure Centre was destroyed in a fire. The new facility features swimming pools, a state-of-the-art gym and studios for exercise classes.
The fate of a swimming pool in Hull will be decided today. Thousands of people have signed a petition to stop Ennerdale leisure centre pool from closing - as part of budget cuts.
20% more pupils in Sheffield have learned to swim at least 25 metres in the last two years. Sheffield City Council has been targeting schools in areas where the numbers of children who could swim were low. School swimming lessons have been doubled over the past four years in the city.
Schools say their biggest barrier to offering swimming lessons is their budget. It comes as a report reveals Yorkshire is one of the worst counties for the number of swimming lessons offered in schools.
There are fears children's lives are at risk because of their poor swimming skills.
A report out today says just over half of primary age children in Yorkshire can swim one length of a pool. The county has the lowest rates of schools which offer swimming lessons.
In total over 1.1 million primary school children in the UK are unable to swim, according to a report released today by the Amateur Swimming Association, who surveyed 3,501 primary schools.
Yorkshire has the lowest rate of schools which offer swimming lessons.
Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew is holding a swimming masterclass at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds later. He'll be training people who've signed up for this year's Swimathon charity event.
Double Olympic medalist, Rebecca Adlington, has announced on Twitter that she is engaged.
Rebecca began her swimming career in Mansfield before competing at two Olympic Games where she won four medals – two gold and two bronze.
She's engaged to fellow swimmer Harry Needs.
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has thanked all those who have supported her throughout her career.
In a series of tweets and in a longer article on her website Rebecca thanked, "all my swimming teaches/coaches when I was young. You made it so much fun!"
In a statement connected to her retirement she also said, "To everyone in Mansfield who has believed in me from day one. It will always be my home. I'm a proud Mansfield girl!!"