The sport of climbing is hoping to be added to the roster for the 2020 Tokyo games.
The international olympic committee will make a decision on its inclusion on August 3rd.
Runcorn's Shauna Coxsey is nervously waiting for that.
She was crowned British bouldering champion at the weekend and dreams of climbing to top of the podium in Japan.
Our sports correspondent David Chisnall has been to meet her.
Olympic bronze medal winner Tom Daley has backed Manchester to produce future Olympic diving stars after opening his new academy in the cityRead the full story ›
Lancashire's Kristan Bromley will begin his bid for a medal in the skeleton later. The 41 year old from Rossendale started training in 1994 in fact he designed the sled as part of a BAE Systems sport technology initiative.
After becoming the test pilot two years later Kristan qualified for the world cup team.
Soch4 2012 will be his 4th olympics with career highlights including, becoming the first man in the history of the skeleton sport to win the 'triple crown' of world titles in 2008: World Championship, World Cup Series Championship and European Championship.
Seeing Scott at the top of the aisle is an image I'll keep in my mind forever. I'm very lucky to have met him, If I hadn't have done sport, our paths would never have crossed.
Olympic cycle champion Victoria Pendleton has added a gold band to her gold medals after marrying a former member of her training team at a country manor house in Cheshire.
The London 2012 star wed Scott Gardner at Colshaw Hall in Over Peover.
A timeline of Beth Tweddle's career as a gymnast, on the day she announces her immediate retirement from the sport.Read the full story ›
Beth Tweddle today confirmed her retirement from gymnastics with immediate effect.Read the full story ›