On 15 June 2012, the Olympic Flame came to Newcastle: find out more about the Evening Celebration, as well as the Torch Relay around town.
Newcastle is one of only nine places outside London where you can see Olympic sport: there are nine football matches at St. James' Park.
The Olympic Torch Relay is travelling through every part of the UK, and spent five days in the North East.
The Cultural Olympiad celebrates the Games through culture. Global Rainbow launched the Cultural Olympiad in the North East. (c) Mark Pinder
Businesses in the North East have won over £120 million worth of contracts related to the London 2012 Games and there are still opportunities.
There are many ways to get involved with the Games in this region - for individuals, communities, companies and schools.