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Moorcroft: 'Volunteers are required in sports clubs'

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.


Olympics legacy: Funding and support boosts gym

Small Heath boxing gym in Digbeth. Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Gold medalist to open new show jumping centre

Showjumper Nick Skelton with his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal. Credit: PA

London Olympic 2012 star, Nick Skelton, will open the new British Show Jumping centre in Meriden, near Solihull, later today.

Nick Skelton, from Coventry, was part of the Team GB jumping squad which took gold last summer.

He has also won a number of major medals in a career spanning almost 40 years.


Some on the items up for grabs at the Olympic auction

Competitor vests and sportswear are going on auction at the Ricoh Arena this weekend Credit: ITV Central
Signage and costumes from the London 2012 Opening & Closing ceremonies can be bought Credit: ITV Central
There are thousands of items up for grabs at the auction in Coventry this weekend Credit: ITV Central
The auction at the Ricoh Arena is taking place this weekend Credit: ITV Central

Jessica Ennis' javelin goes on sale

A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony are going under the hammer today at an auction in Coventry.

Some more unusual items are also being sold Credit: ITV News Central

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".

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