Another Olympic medal is on its way back to the North West courtesy of Rochdale's Stuart Bithell.
In his first Olympic Games, Stuart and teammate Luke Patience have won silver in sailing's 470 class.
They'd hoped to snatch gold on the water at Weymouth but world champions Australia were too strong in the medal race.
Team GB's Beth Tweddle will switch on this year's Blackpool Illuminations. The Bunbury gymnast won bronze on the uneven bars at the Olympics
Gary Barlow has been praised by fellow celebrities for honouring his commitment to perform at the Olympics Closing Ceremony.
They say what you don't know can't hurt you. Maybe that's why so many were sceptical when London was awarded the 'Greatest show on Earth.'