Returning home with a 7-strong medal haul, Wales’ Olympians are celebrating their most successful Games for over 100 years.
But encouragingly for the future of Welsh sport, the medal haul isn’t the only sign of success.
We’ve been clear about our need to be unashamedly ambitious in our quest for success and, together with governing bodies of sport, have set a target of between 6 &10 medals across both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.
With the 7 medals already won by Welsh athletes, we are well on track to achieving that target.
London 2012 was an Olympic Games that put the future of Welsh sport in the spotlight.
Not only are we achieving in the here and now, with medals from some of our most experienced and respected athletes, such as Geraint Thomas and Tom James, but it gave us a glimpse of what’s to come.
Royal Mail says the seven post boxes in Wales painted gold to mark Olympic and Paralympic triumphs will remain so permanently.
Hundreds of people turned out, as Paralympic cycling champion Mark Colbourne was given the freedom of his home town.
Paralympic hero Mark Colbourne will be welcomed back to his home town today.