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Olympic heroes arrive at Buckingham Palace

Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours.

London 2012 poster girl Jessica Ennis is collecting her CBE. Credit: ITV News
Nicola Adams (right), the first woman to win an Olympic gold boxing title, is receiving an MBE. Credit: ITV News
Long jumper Greg Rutherford (right) picks up his MBE. Credit: ITV News

Olympians looking forward to receiving honours

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Olympic hero Mo Farah gets the Great North Run underway

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah acted as honorary starter today at the Great North Run in Newcastle.

The middle-distance runner cut the ribbon to open the famous race and met competitors as they passed the start line.

Mo Farah, who was acting as honorary starter, high fives runners during the start of the Great North Run in Newcastle. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah pictured today. Credit: Hugh Macknight/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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Great North City Games about to get underway in Newcastle

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Team GB Olympic stars back in action today

Olympic gold medallists Greg Rutherford (left) and Mo Farah at a photo call ahead of the event in Newcastle. Credit: Tom White/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic gold medallists Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are among the stars from the London Games to take part in today's Great North CityGames.

Double Olympic champion Farah will run in a two mile international guest race, as athletes from Great Britain wcompete against the United States at NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

Greg Rutherford: 'Jonnie Peacock is a supreme athlete and should win gold'

Olympic gold medalist Greg Rutherford has told ITV News that Jonnie Peacock is a 'supreme' athlete and should win gold tonight against Oscar Pistorius.

He said: "He's a great, great athlete and going into these games he has got to be the favourite and really can set that track alight."

Greg Rutherford's parents: 'You try to do anything you can to see your children fulfil their talents'

The parents of Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford said they are "extremely proud" of their son's achievement.

"In any athlete's life there's a lot of times when it's not going so great, you get injuries et cetera, but just by pure perseverance, Greg has continued, and look at what he's done," said Andy Rutherford, "and that can apply to anybody."

Tracy Rutherford said there have been "lots of times taking him to training, picking him up from, taking him to competitions, rushing in from work, dropping him off - a nightmare sometimes - but it's built here now!"

"Really we've done no more than any 'good' parents would try and do - and that's to see your children fulfill whatever talent they've got," added Andy.

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