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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.

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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.

Mother to run at Olympic Park in memory of son

Suzanne and Luke Walker Credit: ITV News Central

Suzanne Morton from Nottinghamshire will today become one of the first people to run at the Olympic Stadium in London since the games ended. She'll join hundreds of other charity runners as Olympic Park is officially re-opened.

She'll be running in memory of her son Luke who died in February this year from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The run will have special significance as Luke was a Games Maker during London 2012.

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Mo Farah to compete in Birmingham

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is in Birmingham today as he heads a list of 11 Olympic medallists from London 2012, including six champions, competing at the British Athletics Birmingham Grand Prix at the Alexander Stadium.

Farah won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mo Farah will run 5,000m, and will be joined by Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Olympic 400m silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu and Olympic high jump bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz.

The athlete won Olympic gold over 10,000m as part of the London Olympics 'Super Saturday', before going on to clinch gold in the 5,000m a week later.

Athletes from the Midlands to pick up honours

Anna Watkins Credit: PA

Olympic rower Anna Watkins, from Leek in Staffordshire, will receive an MBE for services to rowing after she won the gold medal in the double sculls.

The 30-year-old Cambridge graduate is currently expecting her first child while studying for a PhD in mathematics at the University of Reading.

Danielle Brown Credit: PA

Paralympic archer Danielle Brown, 25, from Telford in Shropshire, who won gold in the 2012 games, will also receive an MBE for services to sport.

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