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Kayaker counts down to the Special Olympics

With 58 days to go, a kayaker who only took up the sport a few years ago is counting down to the Special Olympics and the chance of a gold medal.

40-year-old Steven Dodd from Plymouth is training with his GB teammate, badminton-hopeful Elizabeth Haywood, and the two have become firm friends, as Victoria Davies reports.

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Gold medallist Ed McKeever comes home to Bradford-on-Avon

Great Britain's Ed McKeever celebrates winning gold in the final of the men's kayak 200m sprint event at Eton Dorney. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic gold medallist Ed McKeever is returning to his home town of Bradford-on-Avon today [Monday]. The kayaker will pay a visit to the post box that has been painted gold in his honour and visit the canoe club where he learnt to row.