The London Youth Games got underway at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace today in which tens of thousands of youngsters from all of London's boroughs are taking part.
Clare Fernyhough reports:
Olympic cyclist Joanna Rowsell has lit the flame at the London Youth Games - an event she once competed in herself.
The three day event is Europe's largest annual sports event for youngsters.
Clare Fernyhough sent this report from Crystal Palace:
Richard Kruse, double European silver fencing medallist, cuts the ribbon to the London Youth Games with his foil.
Richard has recently qualified for the Olympics. The 28 year old from Finchley first competed in the London Youth Games aged 12.
Our Sports Reporter Sally Williams sent this report from the finals of the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace.
Leon Baptiste, sprinter, Zoe Smith, weightlifter, Richard Kruse, fencer, J J Jegede, long jumper...all at the London Youth Games today.
Some of them started out competing here. Now all are Olympic hopefuls.
The London Youth Games have more than 70,000 competitors and they have just secured funding for another three years - thus continuing the legacy for London athletes.