Jessica Ennis British Olympic and Paralympic sport will not suffer from the type of Games hangover which has affected previous hosts. History suggests most countries gain a big boost when championships are on home soil, but struggle to match those achievements in subsequent Games. But Ken van Someren, the English Institute of Sport's director of sport science, said fears of a decline "have been allayed thanks to the government's decision to maintain current funding levels.
In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Photo: Matt Dunham, Associated Press / SF