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Tonight, a special programme. The Olympic countdown begins in earnest.

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We are live in Loughborough, home of Team GB, and live in London. I'm

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here at the Olympic Park. The Olympic Stadium, and now, open

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today, the aquatic centre. We will be listing the ones to watch from

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the East Midlands, and we will have exclusive access to our top

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Olympians. More sightings of a young mother hours before she was

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murdered. Police hunting her killer Billy she tried to flag down cars

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for help. She was after just a lift Welcome to Loughborough. One year

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from now, the world's greatest sporting event will be under way.

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We are in Loughborough, which will be home to Team GB in 2012. The

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impact on the East Midlands will be massive. More on that later, but

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let's go down to the Olympic Park in London, to join our sports

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editor. It is breathtaking. This is the main Olympic stadium that will

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become so familiar in 366 days' time. The whole park is staggering.

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Local businesses have helped build it. Volunteers from the East

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Midlands will help staff it. You may have a ticket for the event

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here. You may watch it on the TV, but one of the things that has

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become clear to me is that this will be an event like no other.

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This is what the Olympics meant to Mansfield in 2008. Unprecedented

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crowds. What about 2012? Some of our Olympic greats have been in awe.

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A venue can help bring the best out of an athlete. They will have a

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test event next year, and then the Olympic Games themselves. You well

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enough this. It will be the biggest How is Loughborough in the build up

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to the in Olympic Games? It has the best university in the country. We

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have is in preparation camp there. Every member of the team will go

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through Loughborough in one form or the other. I was delighted that we

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chose Loughborough, for obvious reasons. I try not get too biased

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about it. Here's another man from Loughborough. Steve Backley. It is

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very special. It makes it feel very real. It has been a long time

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waiting. The sixties has gone quickly, but a lot of work has been

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done in the meantime, and East -- keep getting update. I have been

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here for the first time, and it is very special. Most of the action

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will be in the capital, but readers like the East Midlands should feel

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very much part of the Games. This is a games for the entire country,

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and people across the UK are more than welcome in London. That is

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Boris, and I will be down at Paul sideways-on -- late in the

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programme. But it has been quite a It certainly sounds like it. The

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Olympic Park is in an area where people might not know that well.

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How easy will it be for people to find their way there? It is an

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unfamiliar part. It is the East side of London. But they are fast

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trains running from St Pancras to the heart of the park. There's a

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new shopping centre being built in Stratford, and it takes 10 minutes

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to reach here from St Pancras station. It is very much in the

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breach of the East Midlands. Thank you very much. The Olympics have

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resulted in many lucrative contracts for the East Midlands

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businesses. They reckon the total amount available could be �300

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million. Firms in our region are being encouraged to make the most

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of this opportunity to grab this advantage of a decade that is being

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called by some as a golden decade for British sport.

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London has been calling for 2012. But now it is time to consider

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Flying Down to Rio. It was a call made in Loughborough today.

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Businesses burst to compete for contracts at Russia's Olympics in

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three years' time. For the World Cup. And the Olympics in 2016.

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Brazil is no different. With the right team behind Duke, we can

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export ourselves to those markets. There are opportunities in

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infrastructure. I had am sure that our products but we sell but can be

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used. The government says that there is big business in big

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there is big business in big sporting events like London 2012.

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Around 220 businesses in our region Around 220 businesses in our region

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will be involved. They won 315 contracts. A total value of �300

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contracts. A total value of �300 million. It is claimed that just

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getting your product out there during the Olympics can make a

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difference. This lot profound is supplying hydrogen engines for

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London taxis. It isn't ideal first deployments of these zero-emission

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vehicles. -- it is an ideal deployment. Opportunities abroad

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over the next decade cannot be ignored. Who is supplying the

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curtain rails? Who is supplying the tickets to getting? They are many

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small things that they really do need. They can be quite specialist.

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Is the export recovery is to happen, businesses may have to be winners

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in the world of sport, both home and away. East Midlands businesses

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are being encouraged to have a shot at winning some new contracts. More

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from us later in the programme, but now back to the studio. In other

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news, police hunting the killer of a young mother in Nottingham say

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there was a number of sightings of her flagging down traffic before

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she was found. Caroline coin's body was found later. A picture of a

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Her body was found by a -- with a head injuries. B28-year-old had

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earlier left a party by foot, and a number of sightings like this one

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at 1am saw her flagging down traffic. She was trying to flag

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down buses. Somewhere on that route, she may have become de toric --

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disorientated. Maybe she was after a lift home or just a bit of

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comfort. Maybe someone did give her a brief lift. Again, it is it

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important and vital that people come forward so we know what was

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going through Caroline's minds. Police also want to know where this

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size 3 trainer went. It was missing from her right but. If the person

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responsible for killing Caroline has discarded that Sue, it may be

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vital evidence. Eight photo of the T-shirt Caroline was wearing has

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been released. Police are doing the rounds reassuring the public. It is

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the public that will most likely hold the key for them. The nothing

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she met -- the Nottinghamshire police authority... Nottinghamshire

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police say that some stations are not accused by the public and many

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NICE to be saved. Police can be contacted via community centres

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instead. The details of closures will be confirmed later this year.

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We are having to make decisions about a Weatherby make these kind

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of savings or whether we reduce the amount of police officers doing

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frontline activities, and we clearly said that our priority is

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to keep officers involved in neighbourhood policing and the

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front line. We believe that is the priority that the public want.

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than 300 jobs will be created if a supermarket is built on a former

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after -- hospital site. Morrison's wants to build on the old

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Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site. The company says it is aiming to

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open at the end of next year if planning permission go through

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smoothly. There will be opportunities for construct and

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workers. One of our biggest manufacturers has switched on the

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biggest Solar Panel rate at any factory. They have been installed

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in record time. The power from the solar panels will provide enough

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energy to build 7,000 cars per year. That is all from us. Time to go

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back to Loughborough. Thank you. They keep tell -- they keep telling

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us that the Olympics is not just about winning medals, but also

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about the taking part. And also inspiring young people. Charnwood

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Athletics Club inspiring -- I am in Derby Market Place, where

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they have been marking the final countdown to London 2012 today.

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Let's be to one -- I will be speaking to one of our Olympic

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locals. And the weather tomorrow is likely to be a knockout. I will

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have the weather at the end of the As you can see it is all beginning

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to happen here. There is a proud sporting tradition at Loughborough

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University. When the 2000 Olympics happened, what effect all that have

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on the town? It might be over 100 miles to the

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Olympic village, but five-under million pounds of improvements are

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under way at the train station. is great news. There are platform

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extensions. We have wanted them for many years, we have increased

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parking, if we also have new lifts. Many of the athletes, they will see

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this town for the first time. staff are looking for to read. They

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are having the Japanese team, they have been burning a few words are

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Japanese. It is not just that the train station where the work is

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taking place. Hearing the centre of the town, there is building under

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way on a new hotel. They are excited about what the Olympics can

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be the last breath. A it will be very good for the town. Go Team GB.

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We will bring money to the town. I'll be there! A I think it ought

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to have a lot for the town. Olympics will be massive the

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Loughborough. The tower has suffered over the last 18 months.

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With the Olympics being here, we have Japan, the Olympic team, that

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will be a great boost, for the years to come as well. Hopes are

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high that it will not just be the athletes getting the gold.

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They are doing their warm-up exercises, looking at them I am

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feeling tired just watching. It is not just about the athletes, there

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are thousands of volunteers who will be helping the smooth running

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of the Olympic Games. They are called Games Makers, we joined a

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tour of the candidates during the selection process.

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Over 240,000 people have applied to volunteer, that only 70,000 will be

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Games Makers. Clement is having his it burst into view. I'm a bit

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nervous. I'm not used to interviews. The difference between the games is

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the volunteers. I used to be a football referee. I've always

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enjoyed the Olympics. I want to try and make it a success for the

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British people. They should not be nervous. It is a one that to one a

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discussion of what they can tell us about their skills and experience.

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It is not like a job interview. Mean there is a volunteer, she is

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helping to do the interviews. was excited when I heard London was

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going to get the Olympics. I was pleased with how it went. When she

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asked me about anything challenging, I was surprised. I delivered a baby

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last week. If I can do that, I can do the Olympics.

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I am sure he can. Clement proving there that he can deliver. He will

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hear the has got the job in October. Let's go back to Derby and enjoy

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another Olympic celebration. They have been staging a party here

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all day. It is the only one of its kind outside London. People are

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looking at some of the Olympic torches close-up. This man was part

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of the Olympic torch relay team back in 1948. The main reason today

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was to give youngsters the chance to have a go at different Olympic

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sports. Boxing will there be a sport for women for the first time

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next year. I am joined by Naomi Reid. My dad was a professional

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boxer. You are triple jumping, if 20 Todd has come to Cynthia? Yes it

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has. I'll be 18 when the Olympic comes. How confident will be be

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ball-winning something at the next Olympics? And I'll try my hardest.

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You have seen kids having a chance, it is great to see. Yeah, I have

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seen some of the kids doing triple- jumper. If they are at a very high

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standard. The bigger the Olympics will have a big legacy in

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Derbyshire for? I hope so. The torch coming to Dhabi is massive.

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Derby is planning on building a new track. Back to you.

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Thank you very much. Coming up later in the programme. We are

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going back to the aquatic centre. Find out how crocheted lie-ins and

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ceramic flyer -- flowers are playing their part in the Olympics

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There is no doubt that facilities here at Loughborough University are

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superb. Let's talk to the Director of Sport, Chris Earle. It feels

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more real now, we one year to go? The children are inspired by the

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fact it is coming up soon. Deep think it all come down to medals?

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It matters that we get at least 4th in the medal table, that is where

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we were in Beijing, that is our aspiration this time. You must be

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excited on a personal level, this has been five years in the making?

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We are very excited. It is a fantastic opportunity for a bus.

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How do you think that you're at Leeds will do in London next here?

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I think we will do well. We have this a 19 based here, we have the

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athletics team as well. They will make a good account of themselves.

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I have no predictions. Thank you very much for talking to us.

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There is a lot more sport going on. Welcome back to London. This is the

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aquatics venue. It is a spectacular setting. 17,500 supporters will be

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in here. The most notable feature is the wave like a roof. Tom Daly

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will be performing the first dive in a BBC One Special shortly after

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our programme. We are hoping their medals in one year's time. Heres

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might take on the East Midlands as to watch.

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Rebecca Addington was the first one to win gold last year, it would be

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remarkable to repeat its, she will be disappointed not to get one.

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This man has been set back by illness. On the track we are

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expecting medals, this girl has showed signs of returning to her

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best. Andy Turner has a medal in his sights. As long as we do not

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drop the baton, we have a very good record in relays. Our hockey sides

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are remarks the world's elite. Piggy French should be in the medal

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hunt in the eventing. This man may be our surprise package.

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They will be medals in people, we all know about Rebecca Badminton --

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Rebekah Addington. The swimming team have given the exclusive

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These are some of Britain have's the best swimmers. Ballet was part

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of their preparation for the World Championships. We are all ready to

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go to performance. It is about thinking how you use your body.

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Over the next 12 months you'll be getting to know this team if Batty

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follow their Olympic process. Fran Halsall, I swim freestyle and

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sometimes but applied. Saw me maybe an individual support -- sport, but

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this is death and the team. We have so much banter, he it is a lot of

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fun. It is like a team sport. not let the joking full-year, they

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are as dedicated as they come. the head coach of the intensive

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training centre. Early-morning starts, strict diets, and miles and

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miles of practice. You cannot say died in and give me a gold medal,

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you have to look at your strike rate, when you are breathing, if

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how many kicks you do off the turn. It is all about the Olympics. Some

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of the group will be hoping for a medal, others know they are just

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trying to make the team. It is a dreamy have had since a child. I

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want to be the surprise winner on the team. We will have the inside

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track on the swimmers are aiming to be Britain proud.

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This is where their journey will end. The Olympic Paul. The world's

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media attention will be focused here. We may be the only original

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crew allowed here, but they are 1000 representatives from all

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points of the world. Looking good. Meet the athletes of

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the future. They are doing toning up exercises. Crocheted a lions and

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ceramic flowers, not the first thing you would associate with the

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Olympic Games. But they are works that had been a commission to tie

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in with the Games. Two artists we are very different

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works of art. They are part of the Cultural Olympiad. This manner is

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producing ceramic flowers, they are moulded from play with painstaking

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detail. I am producing 2000 ceramic flowers to go around the country. I

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am producing things like this. This is going to Blenheim Palace. The

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roses are going to the Houses of Parliament. Marrying the arts with

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the Olympics is not a new idea. Up until the 19 up 50s artists created

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works are that was up -- inspired by sport. It is clear to see the

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scale of challenge is still there. This artist has spent 18 months

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working on a three joined crocheted lions. They are inspired by the

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Olympics. She has got prove 36 miles a Derbyshire were all. --

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wall. The Lions are going to tour the region. The art work which has

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been produced will last for decades. There is all relate what we do to

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raise specific time when this time hosted an Olympic Games. With one

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year to go, there is clearly a lot left to do. Both artists are hoping

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that they will leave a legacy supporting sport and culture.

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We liked our art. Merle art, this is my Romeo and Juliet moment. Are

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you there? I am hoping you are going to come up and rescue me. It

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is far too early to think about the weather for the next 12 months.

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Something like today would be Something like today would be

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perfect. We have had a cloudy all week so far. We expect it to stay

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that way. It will be a little bit he made. Let's look at tonight.

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This was sent in by Graham. He was out harvesting using a 1940s binder.

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It has been a cloudy day. You can see the cloud of bubbling up. There

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are only one or two breaks in the cloud. That is how it will stay

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going into the evening. As we go overnight, the cloud will be

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increasing. We expect some low cloud are too old in. -- to come in.

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A minimum temperature of 13 Celsius. Tomorrow is a cloudy start. It will

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lead than clear, we are hopeful it will become a brighter day, maybe a

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little bit of sunshine. With that sunshine, temperatures will warm up,

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23 Celsius. Friday will see high pressure, are a few showers first

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thing, dry and brighter as we go into the afternoon. The outlook on

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Saturday will be Brier -- dry and sunny. A good weekend.

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What do you think of this? And the original Olympic torch from 1948.

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That is yours to borrow, to borrow. What will the weather be like for

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