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Olympic rowers Heather Stanning from Yeovil and Helen Glover from Penzance have been to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.
The gold medal winners were among Olympic and Paralympic heroes invited to a reception to celebrate their success. The pair won the first gold medals of Team GB's campaign.
Katrina Hart, Paralympic Bronze medallist from Devon explains what the legacy means to her.
More than £300,000 has been set aside by Devon County Council for sport over the next 3 years as part of the 2012 Olympic legacy. Groups and organisations will be able to apply for funding, which is available for able bodied and disabled sport.
As part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy the announcement of £310,000 in funding was made at the Tarka tennis centre in Barnstaple.
The Falcons Gymnastics Academy in Barnstaple is one of the Devon locations to have an Olympic legacy.
The announcement was made at a joint launch event with the County Sports Partnership, Active Devon, with whom the Council will be joining forces to implement the plan.
East Devon Olympian and Team GB Athlete Jo Pavey said;
“It’s always good to see investment in grassroots sport and in this instance, utilising the excitement and focus of London 2012 to create a lasting legacy for the people of Devon. I am really
excited about today’s announcement which will benefit so many people across ourCounty and enable them to get involved in sport in whatever role they choose and at their own level."
In the announcement Councillor Roger Croad, Cabinet Member for Environmental and Community Services acknowledged the significant contribution that physical activity can make to the health and wellbeing of people and communities.