Cardiff council has been told by the International Olympic Committee it won't be able to put the Olympic Rings back up in the capital as a permanent land mark.
The council had hoped they'd serve as a reminder of the role the city played during the games.
– Andrew Mitchell, International Olympic Committee
While we’re naturally pleased that Cardiff embraced the Games and the Olympic Rings, which were replaced by the Paralympic Agitos in the middle of August, our guidelines are that permanent sets of Olympic Rings are only allowed in the host city.
The only possible exception would be a request from a co-host city that hosted an entire competition schedule, for example a sailing venue that hosted all of the sailing events.
Mark Colbourne, the cyclist who won a gold and two silver medals at the Paralympic Games this summer, was welcomed home to Tredegar earlier. He told our reporter David Wood he was "very proud" to bring home his medals.
Triple-Paralympic medallist Mark Colbourne has been awarded the freedom of his home town of Tredegar. He was given a hero's welcome on an open-top bus, which paraded through the town, as he returned after London 2012 glory.
Crowds have gathered outside Wrexham's Guildhall building to welcome home Olympic rowers, Chris Bartley and Tom James.
Double Olympic gold-medallist Tom James MBE is to granted freedom of the borough of Wrexham, the city's council has announced.
A ceremony celebrating him, as well as Wrexham's two other Olympians - Chris Bartley and Vicky Thornley - will be held on the 28th September.
On my way down to Cardiff for some bits of media and then the parade !From @jadejonestkd on Twitter: