Ben AInslie, the Hampshire sailor with four gold medals, is to carry the flag for Team GB at the closing ceremony.
The road and rail system is extremely busy but seems to be taking the extra Olympic strain, writes Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
Day 3 at the Sail for Gold Olympic preparation event at Weymouth in Dorset begins with sailors from this region in strong form.
Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie is being awarded with the Freedom of Lymington and Pennington today.
It's in recognition of his achievements in the sport. The five time Olympic medallist is the first person to be conferred the honour in the area's history.
Sir Ben Ainslie has been describing the highs and lows of his America's Cup campaign. The Hampshire yachtsman masterminded the greatest comeback in America's Cup history as he overturned an 8-1 deficit to snatch victory from a flabbergasted New Zealand team.
It's called the America's Cup but it all started off the Isle of Wight in 1851 when an a crew from America beat a crew from Hampshire to win what is now the oldest trophy in sport - the Auld Mug.
ORACLE TEAM USA scored its sixth consecutive win in Race 17 of the 34th America’s Cup and lies within one point of Emirates Team New Zealand. The Kiwis have needed just one win to capture the America’s Cup after moving opening a lead of 8-1 last Wednesday, and now lead the series 8-7.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill insists his Oracle Team USA are still the underdogs despite recording their sixth and seventh straight wins to take the America's Cup to a decider against Emirates Team New Zealand.
Spithill's team, with Sir Ben Ainslie as the tactician, have battled back magnificently and won race 17 by 27 seconds and race 18 by 54 seconds to set up a winner-take-all finale on Wednesday evening.
Only twice before in the 162-year history of the competition has there been a winner-take-all race, in 1920 and 1983 respectively
Ahead of races 6 & 7 in the 2013 America's Cup series, it has been confirmed Ben Ainslie will sail as tactician to Oracle Team USA. The team trail by four points to minus one to Emirates Team New Zealand in the first-to-nine-wins series.
Gold medalist Ainslie, from Lymington, has been helming Team Oracle's second boat all summer, and has now been drafted into help salvage their competition.
Sir Ben Ainslie stormed across the finish line accompanied by a swarm of RIBs and a photo helicopter, to smash the 12-year-old race record. He finished the race in two hours 52 minutes 15 seconds, carving more than 16 minutes off Francis Joyon's 2001 time.
Sir Ben Ainslie, four times Olympic champion, at the start of the race. He has been paying tribute to fellow sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson who was killed while training for the America's Cup.
Sad to be announcing Olympic retirement but its been a great ride and I have to say a huge thanks to all those who helped make it possible.
Hampshire sailor Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete for a fifth Olympic Gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Ben Ainslie from Lymington has said he wants to focus on the Americas Cup.
Ben Ainslie's Oracle Team USA, the defender of the 34th America's Cup, has capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session. No one on the crew was injured.