Olympics Games: Golden Games supplement- one year on

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This Saturday marks a year since Jessica Ennis-Hill kick-started the best night of athletics that Great Britain has ever had.

We’ve produced a supplement in Saturday’s Star to coincide with Super Saturday - the day that a Sheffield lass brought gold home to the Steel City.

Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates with her Gold Medal after winning the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates with her Gold Medal after winning the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium. Pic: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Jessica’s achievement on that glorious night of athletics has been well documented - not least by The Star who have been with her every step of the way from junior competition through to her ultimate accomplishment.

Speaking at the Anniversary Games last weekend Lord Coe said presenting Jess with her medal was his best moment of the Olympic experience.

And, for the man who brought the whole thing to these shores, to say that marks it out as something worth celebrating.

Coe, brought up in the city, looks back on his Olympic experience and ahead to the Games in Rio de Janeiro, which are now just three years away.

Hopefully the Golden Girl will be defending her title in Brazil with the company of other athletes from our area.

We have a look at some of those who may be part of the class of 2016.

While Jess may have been the headline story from the Games of London she was far from the only person from our region to perform above and beyond the call of duty.

As the Olympic torch made its progress around the country in the weeks preceding the main event thousands of people cheered it along its way.

Some were lucky enough to be chosen to carry it for a few hundred yards in recognition of their services to sport or volunteering.

We speak to some of them to find out how it has inspired them to even greater things.

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