Three months on from the Olympic Games and sports clubs across the North West are reporting an increase in numbers.
But as interest rises, investment is falling.
In this special report Daniel Hewitt visits clubs that produced Team GB Olympians to ask if the 'Olympic legacy' is being undermined.
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.