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Weymouth and Portland says goodbye to the Olympics

After a fortnight of fantastic sailing with some wonderful performances by West Country athletes which have captured the imagination of so many of us, Weymouth and Portland is saying goodbye to the Olympics.

Thousands came to watch the racing, which brought people from around the world to Dorset. Now they're on their way home - and the time has come reflect on two magical weeks. Our Dorset Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.

Sharron Davies says the legacy of London 2012 will have a positive impact on the South West

Olympic silver medallist Sharron Davies, who learnt to swim in Plymouth, is about to set off on a bus tour of Britain to promote grassroots sport. She'll be travelling alongside heroes of this year's Olympics including Daley Thompson and Jonathan Davies Edwards.

She spoke to our presenter, Bob Cruwys, from her home in Bradford on Avon, to tell us about how the Olympics will impact the future of South West sports.

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Sharron Davies says the legacy of London 2012 will have a positive impact on the South West

Olympic silver medallist Sharron Davies, who learnt to swim in Plymouth, is about to set off on a bus tour of Britain to promote grassroots sport. She'll be travelling alongside heroes of this year's Olympics including Daley Thompson and Jonathan Davies Edwards.

She spoke to our presenter, Bob Cruwys, from her home in Bradford on Avon, to tell us about how the Olympics will impact the future of South West sports.

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Military sweep Weymouth beach ahead of Olympic celebrations

Members of the Royal Navy's Special Boat Service (SBS) check Weymouth beach ahead of Olympic torch celebrations. The torch arrived in the county earlier today. Although a parade to welcome it to the town this afternoon was cancelled, an evening of celebration is still expected to go ahead.

Final checks are made ahead of tonight's Olympic torch celebrations Credit: Dorset Media
Celebrations still expected in Weymouth this evening despite the weather Credit: Dorset Media
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