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Correspondent, Duncan Sleightholme, looks at the effect of two weeks of Olympic action on Weymouth and Portland. The party there is now over - for the time being at least - following a fantastic fortnight with large crowds and plenty of medals for Team GB.
Gold medal winner Peter Wilson is expected to return to Dorset this evening to a hero's welcome. A party is being planned for the shooting champion's home village pf Glanvilles Wootton.
Plans are underway in Plymouth for a huge party to celebrate Tom Daley's diving success at the weekend.
The 18 year old won bronze in the 10m platform final on Saturday night. Back home his supporters watched him dive to success. A party is now being arranged for all the city's athletes.
Exeter Harrier runner Jo Pavey came in seventh in tonight's 5,000 metre final at the Olympic Stadium. She and her team-mate Julia Bleasdale, who finished eighth, were setting the pace with just five laps to go but then dropped down the field. Ethiopia's Meseret Defar claimed gold.
Great Britain's synchronized swimming team have missed out on a medal in the free routine event. The eight-strong team, featuring Plymouth's Olivia Federicii and Katie Dawkins from Bristol, put in a decent performance. But defending champions Russia stole the show to take gold.
Sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark told the BBC, they're 'gutted' they missed out on winning another British gold despite coming second in the race.
The British duo were beaten by New Zealand in the last race of the double hander 470 class at Weymouth.
Dorset's Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark claimed a silver medal off the Dorset coast. The pair were in contention for a gold heading into today's 4-70 sailing event.
But light winds hindered the girls, and they crossed the line in 10th place. This meant a runners-up spot overall, behind gold medal winners New Zealand.
Great Britain's sailors, Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience have won silver in the medal race in the men's 470 event.
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Ben Ainslie will carry the flag in tonight's closing ceremony. The 35yr old from Falmouth is the most decorated Olympian sailor.