THE official handover of the Olympic Games to Britain from China takes place a week tomorrow – Sunday August 24.
And to celebrate an Athletics Olympic Challenge is being staged for all budding athletes outside Dewsbury Town Hall where an Olympic Flag will be raised at 3:30pm.
Members of the public are being invited to join in the celebrations which are the start of the build up to 2012 when London will play host to the Olympics.
The Dewsbury event will run from 1pm to 4pm and people of all abilities are being invited to have a go at running, throwing, and jumping.
John McFadzean from Holmfirth Harriers Athletic Club is organising the event for Kirklees Council and the Harriers are providing qualified coaches to give the athletes a helping hand.