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Great Britain's Mo Farah

Team GB must build on the success of their most fruitful medal haul since 1908, according to legendary Suffolk Olympian, Bill Tancred.

Bill Tancred

Great Britain is now a ‘sporting superpower’ at the highest level, according to Suffolk Olympian Bill Tancred.

Coach Laura Johnson (middle) with the new team. Christchurch Ladies have completed a merger with Grasshoppers Ladies Hockey Club.

The effect of Team GB’s incredible success on the hockey field in Rio is already being felt in Suffolk, where the next generation of talent last night began preparing for a new season.

England captain Alastair Cook will play for Essex tomorrow

England captain Alastair Cook makes his return to County Championship cricket when he plays for Essex in their vital promotion clash with Leicestershire at Grace Road starting tomorrow (11am).

Contenders Norwich 16 takes place on September 17

One of the most explosive young talents in UK MMA today is coming to Norfolk to headline the next Contenders Norwich show.

Great Birtain's Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (left) celebrate winning gold in the 470 Women Medal Race at Marina da Gloria on the thirteenth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Essex sailing superstar Saskia Clark has won the gold medal in her final Olympic games.

Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men's 10,000m final on the eighth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. Photo credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

As Team GB’s gold rush continues, more and more people are getting set to be more involved in sport across Suffolk and Essex.

Eight of the girls' first team in training at Orwell Park School.

History has been made at Orwell Park School as the girls say goodbye to rounders, and hello to cricket.

Great Britain's Saskia Clarke, left, with teammate Hannah Mills after their round in the 470 Women's race on the eleventh day of the Rio Olympic Games. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

An Olympic gold medal is on the verge of coming to Essex today as Saskia Clark prepares for her final sailing race of the Games.

Cyclists take part in the Sky Ride around Ipswich.

Ipswich came alive with energy and excitement as thousands of cyclists saddled up for the sixth annual Sky Ride spectacular.

The Team GB squad celebrate their silver medal in the 4x100m individual medley in Rio. Bury's Chris Walker-Hebborn is second from the right

Suffolk has its second Olympic medallist after swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn claimed silver as part of the Team GB 4x100m individual medley quartet in Rio overnight.

The annual Ipswich Sky Ride weaving through the town on Sunday with all ages taking part.

The popular Ipswich Sky Ride returns today, with the family-friendly event set to take in the scenic surroundings of Holywells Park for the first time.

When things go wrong - Brian Smith

Sports photography is an art in itself, keeping your eye onthe ball while you wait for that perfect shot.

Speedway action at MIldenhall Stadium, West Row. Mildenhall Fen Tigers v Isle of White.

The future of a Suffolk speedway stadium has been secured after it was sold to one of the largest track owners in the country.

Tony Hawk

Legendary pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk has given his support to plans for a Thurston skate park in memory of tragic air rifle victim Ben Wragge, 13.

Ipswich hockey star Harry Martin. Photo: Simon Cooper

Two of Great Britain’s star hockey players this summer’s Olympics hail from Ipswich – keeper George Pinner and Harry Martin. STUART WATSON spoke to the latter about Rio, Rotterdam and his economics degree.

Tom Castle battles with Ruby Smith during the body board sprint

Members of the Ipswich Life Saving Club ended the year with the annual Club Pairs Championship.

Sam Bullingham (centre, number 84) lines up for his open water swim

Rother Valley Country Park was the venue for the 2016 National Open Water Swimming Championships last Sunday.

MG driver Ashley Sutton wins his first British Touring Car Championship race last month.

MG’s British Touring Car Championship drivers Josh Cook and Ashley Sutton will be at Suffolk MG dealer Kerridges on Friday evening.

A company in Gt. Blakenham has been making insoles for years but everything has suddenly taken off since Usain Bolt started using their products. Pictured is director Bente Smith-Rewse.

He is one of the most recognisable, decorated and influential sportsmen on the planet – but Usain Bolt is now endorsing a product made in the heart of Suffolk.

Callum Wilkinson

Callum Wilkinson produced the performance of his life to be crowned a world champion over the weekend.

Suffolk's Goldie Sayers in action for Team GB

Two Suffolk Olympians have called for a complete ban on all Russian athletes from this summer’s Olympic Games after the true extent of the country’s doping scandal shame came to light this week.

Kerry Hughes fights in the main event of BCMMA 16 in Colchester on Saturday

The return of explosive bantamweight Kerry Hughes headlines the latest BCMMA event in Colchester this Saturday night.

The first parkrun in Kesgrave

A new weekly run to help youngsters become more fit and active looks set to get off its marks after community leaders gave their support.

Joe Le Maire with some of his many title belts

I don’t know about you, but when I was 18, I was worrying about A-levels, discovering booze and wondering what I might do with my life.

Run For Your Life Hunt the Pigs fun run

Pigs Gone Wild were hunted down by a group of runners in a fun challenge.

Ready for the start: The cars lined up in front of a large crowd ahead of the National Hot Rod World Championship race at the 44th Annual SpedeWeekend at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 28 June 2015. Picture: Steve Waller

The draw of high action, high speed motorsport will be bringing fans of oval motorsport to Foxhall Stadium this weekend for the 45th annual SpedeWeekend.

George Pinner will be GB's first-choice keeper in Rio

Ipswich’s George Pinner wants to establish himself as the best hockey goalkeeper in the world at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Harry Martin in action for England

Ipswich hockey talents George Pinner and Harry Martin will be shooting for gold in Rio having this morning been named in the Great Britain Olympic squad.

Martina Navratilova

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has become the latest high-profile patron of the Elena Baltacha Foundation on what is the first day of Wimbledon.

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