I Am Team GB: Get involved in one of the nation's biggest ever sports days

Our Olympic heroes will be helping to create what's hoped will be the nation's biggest ever sports day, and everyone is invited to take part. Events are taking place up and down the region to inspire people to get into sport.

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Olympic hockey star Sam Ward talks to I AM TEAM GB youngsters in Leicester

Olympian Sam Ward is talking to youngsters at an I AM TEAM GB event in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central / Peter Bearne

Olympic hockey player Sam Ward is marking I Am Team GB by joining young players at Leicester Ladies Hockey Club at Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen this morning.

Ward learnt the game playing at Leicester and Beeston in Nottingham.

It's hoped I AM TEAM GB will be the nations biggest sports day Credit: ITV News Central / Peter Bearne

Olympian Adam Peaty at Uttoxeter for I AM TEAM GB

Adam Peaty will be at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre in Staffordshire this morning to welcome people getting involved in I AM TEAM GB, which it's hoped will be the country's biggest sports day.

Adam Peaty also won silver in the medley relay Credit: PA

The swimming gold medallist wrote on his Facebook page that he hopes to inspire those who attend, and will be up for taking photos. He may even get involved in some of the sport.

The 21-year-old won Team GB's first gold at the Rio Olympics, in the 100m breaststroke.

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Join the nation and say #IAmTeamGB today!

Time to team up! Credit: ITV

On Saturday 27 August 2016, we’re teaming up with our returning Olympic heroes to create I Am Team GB - the nation’s biggest ever sports day and you’re invited!

Brought to you by The National Lottery and ITV, there are lots of ways to get involved in I Am Team GB, including thousands of fun, free events across the country. From archery to yoga, there’s something for everyone.

And to celebrate the support you give Team GB by playing The National Lottery, our Olympians will be getting out and about to welcome you to the team.

Join the nation and say #IAmTeamGB today www.IAmTeamGB.com

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