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.
Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman is just hours from the most important race of her career.
North Tyneside runner Ross Murray has qualified for the semi-final of the Men's 1500m event. His former running club saw him race.
Hexham rower Matt Wells failed to retire from international sport with a medal after the Great Britain Quad sculls team finished fifth