The National Dwarf Games got under way today at Wolverhampton's Aldersley Leisure Village.
Thousands of bargain-hunting Olympics fans scrambled for items at a London 2012 sale billed as the "last chance" to own part of the Games.
A Paralympic champion from Nottinghamshire is now the patron of a cancer charity after one of his closest friends died from the disease.
British Amateur Boxing Association performance director Rob McCracken, credited for Team GB's haul of five boxing medals at London 2012, will today receive an MBE from the Queen.
After winning a silver and bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympics, he said being chosen for the honour was the proudest moment of his life.
Following the Olympics, Smith won BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing.
Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead from Nottinghamshire has become the patron of a bone cancer charity after one of his closest friends died from the disease.
The 200-metres gold medallist has agreed to become the first patron of Sarcoma UK.
Richard says it was his friend's memory which inspired him to victory at London 2012. Peter Bearne has the story.
James Whale has sailed into Rio de Janeiro to pass on a London 2012 Paralympic Torch to a delegation of Brazilian Paralympians.
James has cerebral palsy and is part of the Jubilee Sailing Trust's ground-breaking disabled crew. They have sailed on the tall ship, Lord Nelson, to Rio to hand over the torch and the Paralympic spirit.
The team have been on the ship since it left Southampton in September, it arrived in Rio on Sunday (9th December).
Living with cerebral palsy hasn’t held James back. He has competed to international level as a disabled swimmer and has welcomed the challenge to sail across the world.
– James Whale, Crew Member of JST Sail The World
"It really opens up sailing to everyone and allows people like me the chance to do something they perhaps thought wasn’t possible."
200m Paralympic Champion Richard Whitehead from Nottinghamshire has become the patron of a bone cancer research charity.
Richard agreed to help Sarcoma UK after one of his best friends died from the disease.
Ellie Simmonds enjoyed a second homecoming today in Walsall, Aldridge.
Local businesses organised the day to raise money for Ellie's own charity the Dwarf Sport Association and to keep the London 2012 spirit alive.
A second event to celebrate the success of paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds is taking place in her home town of Aldridge near Walsall this afternoon.
It's been organised by shopkeepers in the High Street to raise money for the Dwarf Sports Association.
It follows a homecoming parade which took place in Walsall on Monday when Ellie toured the town on an open-top bus.
It has been a summer of sporting success with the Olympic and Paralympic games in London and the Midlands played its part when it came to helping the country climb that medal table.
Ellie Simmonds was one of the local paralympic stars who wowed the world with her stunning performances in the swimming pool.
Today she took a tour of where she grew up, to thank everyone for their support and of course to show off those medals.