A Hampshire athlete scheme has seen its funding doubled thanks to an Olympic Legacy Programme.
Promising sportsmen and women are being invited to apply for the scheme which opens applications from Monday 2nd September.
The programme was launched by Hampshire-based gold medallist cyclist Dani King in July.
Hampshire County Council's Olympic Legacy Programme have given the athlete scheme £92,000 per year for the next three years.
The money will support local athletes with training, sports science and physiotherapy.
Keith Chapman, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Recreation, said:
“Hampshire has a strong sporting heritage, with many exceptional sportsmen and women living in the county. The Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme goes some way to providing much needed support to these committed, talented and determined sportsmen and women.”
One of the most famous faces of the 2012 Olympic Games has been revisiting the very place her Gold medal dreams began as a 14 year old.
Cyclist Dani King has been back at the Calshot Activity Centre in Hampshire where she first experienced track racing to help the centre celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Hampshire's Dani King and team mates Elinor Barker and Laura Trott have won Gold in the women's team pursuit on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Minsk Arena, Minsk.
Hampshire cyclist Dani King has won a gold medal on the opening day of the Track World Cup in Glasgow. Dani came first in the women's team pursuit along with Laura Trott and Elinor Barker. Dani won a gold medal for the team pursuit at London 2012.
Olympic cycling gold medalist Dani King is back in full time training after a two month break, but she took time out to feature as our guest sports reporter today.
Her assignment - to demonstrate to youngsters how to follow in her footsteps... or should that be her wheel tracks?
Eastleigh Borough Council is set to honour local Olympic gold medallist Dani King by naming a cycle route in her home village of Hamble-le-Rice as the ‘Dani King Cycleway’.
The safe cycling route runs along Hamble Lane from near to the junction with Portsmouth Road in Bursledon to its junction with Copse Lane near to Hamble-le-Rice village.
The cycle route passes Dani’s old primary school and Hamble Community Sports College where she started her cycling career and runs close to her parents’ home.
Dani says "It will be an honour to have a cycle path named after me. When people ride along it I hope it will remind them of the legacy of the Olympics and inspire them to keep fit and enjoy sport".
Golden moment: Olympic cyclist, Dani King, arrived home in Hamble to a heroes welcome this evening. It was all LIVE on Meridian Tonight as our Olympics reporter, Sally Simmonds, was interviewing Dani's sister at the time. Watch the very special moment again.
The undercoat is on and this post box in the High Street, Hamble, Hampshire, has been transformed from red to magnolia to gold in celebration of Dani King's gold medal win in the Women's Team Pursuit.
... but at the moment this post box, being painted gold to celebrate Dani King's gold medal win, in Hamble, is still the colour of the hallways here in Meridian Towers!