Get, Set, Go! Olympic fever hits the region

Children across the region are being inspired by the Games Photo: ITV Meridian

Seven years to plan, nine billion pounds to stage. Finally the London 2012 Olympic Games are about to begin. The spectacular opening ceremony kicks off in just a few hours' time. Scores of athletes from across our region will be competing, cheered on by hundreds of thousands of us at home, and at the Olympic venues. So just how ready are we all for the fantastic fortnight which lies ahead? Our correspondent Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.