Greater Manchester's Olympic heroes will be honoured at a celebration event in the city today.
A new report suggests that Manchester has benefited more from the Olympic and Paralympic Games than any UK city outside London.
The paralympic flame is in Cheshire today (August 28) on the final stage of its tour of the country.
Eleven-time Paralympic Champion Sarah Storey from Disley in Chesire talks to ITV about her experiences of the Paralympic Games 2012, and why she's already preparing for the next one in 4 years time.
The 26-year-old finished 4th in Beijing four years ago and has missed out on a medal in 3 events so far at London 2012. Today though she finished 2nd in the T54 Marathon race to win a Silver medal.
Tomorrow sees the opening ceremony for the Paralympics but today there was a good North West send off for the paralympic flame.
The lantern lit up Winsford earlier today before arriving at a Neuromuscular Centre in the town. It's a charity that's played a big part in developing paralympians of the future.
Sophie Hitchon from Burnley has thrown a new British record of 71.98m in the hammer.