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The BBC created a fabulous video for their Olympic coverage and commissioned Elbow to write the theme.

I fell in love with the music it always brings me out in goosebumps and fills me with pride.

Below is Elbow's video and the song lyrics



The lyrics are

First Steps

The sun, the moon
Both turn for you.
And through your days
Will light your way.

Our strength and love
All in your blood
Our hope and pride
All in your eyes.

Your eyes.
Your eyes.

You shape our world
With every step.
Oh, the will to fly
Is in your eyes.

Our strength and love
All in your blood.
Our hope and pride
All in your eyes.

Your eyes.
Your eyes.
Your eyes.

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Tim Baillie and Ettienne Stott have won the gold medal in the Men's Canoe Double slalom with 106:41 with their team mates David Florence and Richard Hounslow close behind in Silver medal position with 106:77

Well done boys Nottingham and the UK are proud of you

AND...

Shooting! Well done Peter Wilson! taking the Gold in Men's Double Trap shooting

Well done
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TeamGB's Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome have finished the cycling road time trials

Bradley Wiggins the reighning Tour de France champion made British Olympic history as he claimed the gold medal in the men's time trial to become the most decorated man in British Olympic history with 7 medals. His time was 50:39.54

Germany's Tony Martin the curent world champion finished in second place to take the silver with a time of 51:21.54 and Chris Froome took the bronze with 51:47.87.

Well done TeamGB

YAY

Knighthood and Sports Personality of the year methinks
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Women's Pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in rowing event has brought home a beautiful GOLD medal for TeamGB and the first gold medal for Great Britain in these games

Well done girls UK rowing history has been made and in fabulous style too. A magnificent row.
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The Olympic torch arrived in Nottingham today. After a journey around the county, the final leg was from Castle Gate in Nottingham to the Old Market Square. Castle Gate was the point were our very own Olympic champions Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean took up their duties as the last Olympic Torch Bearers of the day before the flame stays over night in the city before starting its next leg of its journey from Nottingham through Derbyshire and to its resting place tomorrow night in Derby

Torville & Dean carry they Olympic Flame

Torville & Dean Olympic Torch Bearers

Torch Bearer (One of the other Nottinghamshire Torch bearers)

Torch Bearer

Olympic Flame visits Nottingham

Olympic Flame in Nottingham

The Old Market Square was packed with revellers, as many to rival the visit of the Queen earlier this month

You can see the videos of the route from Mansfield to Nottingham here http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day41#pid=p00syjf4&t=false

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