We were told The Olympics would leaving a lasting legacy. It would 'inspire a generation', they said.
But many sports which have seen a spike in interest since London 2012 are getting their funding cut.
Volleyball, Swimming and Basketball are all affected. And clubs across the North West that thought their moment had come are now facing a struggle to stay alive.
Our reporter Daniel Hewitt has been finding out why.
British light-middleweight Brian Rose took a step towards elite level with a battling 12th-round stoppage of Joachim Alcine in Blackpool
Tyson Fury recovered from a knockdown to knock out Steve Cunningham in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Madison Square Garden
Brendan Rodgers marks his 50th match as Liverpool manager knowing his work in returning the club to Europe's elite has barely started.