London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics runs from 27th July to 12th August. Athletes from 205 different countries are expected to compete in 26 Olympic sports at the 2012 games.

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David Moorcroft on how the Olympics inspired him as a child

Previous Team GB medal winners were in Nottingham earlier today as part of a campaign to promote sport in the UK following London 2012.

Sporting icons Daley Thompson, Sharron Davies and Jonathan Edwards have joined forces to complete a cross-country challenge to visit a wide range of sports clubs over one weekend.

Part of their challenge took place at Nottingham's Southglade Leisure Centre where they got involved with a roller derby with members of the local community.

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Coventry 'not allowed' to keep Olympic rings

The Olympic rings in Coventry 'have to be destroyed' Credit: PA

Coventry Council say Olympic organisers turned down a request to keep the city's Olympic rings.

City council leader John Mutton said the authority had wanted to keep the rings on the Rowleys Green roundabout, to remember the Games.

I appealed to Locog [London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games] to see if we could keep them.

"They said that not only could we not keep them - they had to be destroyed and photographic evidence had to be supplied to prove it. It just seems like such a waste."

Picture of Olympic gold medal rowers put on stamps

Olympic Gold medal rowers Anna Watkins (right) and Katherine Grainger Credit: ITV Central

The picture of Olympic Gold medal rowers Anna Watkins (right) and Katherine Grainger have been put on stamps.

Anna fromLongsdon on Staffordshire, stormed to victory in the final of the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney on Friday August 3rd.

Olympic Gold medal rowers Anna Watkins (right) and Katherine Grainger Credit: ITV Central
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