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Olympic rowers take selfie

Durham's Olympic rower Jessica Eddie posed for a 'selfie' with the gold medallist Heather Stanning, who's back in training after a tour of Afghanistan in her day job with the British Army.

Selfie - a photo taken oneself - has been named Word of the Year 2013 by the Oxford Dictionaries.

Captain Heather Stanning and Durham's Olympic rower Jessica Eddie Credit: Jess Eddie


Olympic legacy funding for sailing club

One of the region's sailing clubs will receive £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding.

Tynemouth Sailing Club Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Tynemouth sailing club is one of 1300 sports projects in England that have been given money to improve facilities.

Tynemouth Club House Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The projects will receive the funding through the National Lottery's _"Inspired Facilities" _which is part of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme.

On the water Tynemouth Sailing Club Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees


Judo sisters have high hopes for an Olympic future

The London Olympics saw Team GB achieve its best medals haul in over a century. Much of that success has been put down to athletes getting started from a very early age.

So after two sisters from Haltwhistle in Northumberland achieved some remarkable success, they are raising high hopes for future Olympics Games. Richard Wilson reports.

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