Our region has a proud sporting heritage and has a number of GB squads based in the North West.
Come back soon to find out more about our Olympic hopefuls who will be representing Team GB this summer.
Burton, Water Polo
Barrow, 10,000 metres
Cumbria, Event and dressage riding
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Posted 27 August 2012 by Ash Murphy
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An amazing range of London 2012 events are taking place all over the North West. Most of them are free and there’s something for everyone.
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Sign up for the WE PLAY Challenge to take part in an Olympic journey like no other, right here in the North West! Join in, take part and turn up to play your part in London 2012.
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The modern Games is a fusion of sport and art, and the North West is delivering a cultural programme to celebrate like never before.
London 2012 has inspired people from across the UK to do something amazing in their community. Meet the stars on your street corner...
The Games has brought a wealth of opportunities for businesses in the North West.
With sporting events, Training Camps in the region and fantastic athletes coming from the North West, London 2012 is about far more than the capital!
See how the North Westis playing it's part...
Some great sporting talent from the North West is heading to London to represent Team GB in both the Paralympic and Olympic Games.
Old Trafford is playing host to nine football matches during the Games, including two semi-final games.
Passing through eight North West towns on its tour of the country, a host of celebrations and personalities will blaze through the region.
Nations from all over the globe are making use of our top class facilities to train for victory.