London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics runs from 27th July to 12th August. Athletes from 205 different countries are expected to compete in 26 Olympic sports at the 2012 games.

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2012 Sporting heroes to present Worcester Sports Awards

Partner Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase wearing their silver medals Credit: PA

Worcester's Olympic rower Zac Purchase will join Paralympian Mel Clarke tonight to speak and present the Worcester Sports Awards.

The awards celebrates local sporting achievements from over the last twelve months in the 2012 legacy year.

Mel Clarke won bronze in the Beijing Games in 2005 Credit: PA

Mel Clarke took part in Archery in the Paralympic Games and Zac won silver in the 2012 Rowing.

The awards will take place from 6.30pm at Worcester County Cricket Ground more information can be found here.

Olympic and Paralympic swimmers inspire younger generation to swim

Some of our Olympic and Paralympic stars are in Coventry hoping to inspire athletes of the future.

Gold medallist Ollie Hynd, from Mansfield, is among those travelling around the country on The British Swimming Heroes Tour.

It stops at five different cities, encouraging young people to take a dip.

School children and competition winners were given master classes at an event hoping to build on the Olympic legacy.

Ollie Hynd, Olympic swimming gold medalist, Claire Cashmore, Paralympic swimming bronze and double silver medalist and Michael Jamieson Olympic swimming silver medalist tell ITV Central what the experience was like.


Aviva Athletics Grand Prix

Greg Rutherford inspiring the sporting stars of tomorrow. Credit: ITV Central

The Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix returns to the Birmingham Alexander Stadium this Sunday.

Some of the World's best athletes will compete drawing to a close one of the most exciting summers for athletics in the UK.

Olympic long-jump champion Greg Rutherford coaching youngsters in Sutton Coldfield. Credit: ITV Central

Today some of London 2012 Olympic medalists were with sharing their sporting knowledge with children in Sutton Coldfield.

Olympic 110m hurdle finalist, Lawrence Clarke sharing his sporting wisdom. Credit: ITV Central
Greg Rutherford showing off his gold medal. Credit: ITV Central

Gold postbox in Warwickshire, full report

A second post box has been painted gold in Warwickshire for Olympic Champion Nick Skelton.

This post box in Bedworth has finally got the gold treatment after a campaign by local people.

Nick Skelton won gold in the team show jumping two weeks ago and the Royal Mail painted a box in Alcester where he lives and trains.

But he was born some thirty miles away in Bedworth and locals there said they **should have the honour.

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