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A lack of volunteers could hamper future attempts to make the most of the Olympic legacy. That is according to Former Head of UK Athletics, David Moorcroft.
Speaking from the office of 'Join In', an organisation that aims to encourage participation in sport, the former 5000m world record holder who is from Coventry told ITV News Central of his concerns ahead of the first anniversary of the London Games.
A year on from London 2012 more than 23,000 young people in the East Midlands have got involved in Olympic sports.
Sport England says teenagers and young adults have benefitted from free or discounted courses in 70 different sports.
Nearly one year on from the London 2012 Olympics and Derby is already showing signs of benefiting from the "Olympic legacy" says one councillor.
Councillor Martin Repton from Derby City Council says investment in new facilities such as the £27m velodrome are examples of how the city is benefiting from London hosting the games.
This week marks one year since the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Small Heath boxing gym in Digbeth is just one of the projects that's benefited from the Games through funding and increased public support.
They've recently had fighters called up to represent England.