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Stars spread Olympic spirit in Cannock

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Olympic icons Sharron Davies and Daley Thompson stopped off in Staffordshire during a nationwide tour of sports clubs which aims to capitalise on the excitement generated by the London 2012 Games.

Olympic icons Sharron Davies and Daley Thompson stopped off in Staffordshire during a nationwide tour of sports clubs which aims to capitalise on the excitement generated by the London 2012 Games.

The medallists did battle on the pitch after arriving at Cannock Hockey Club's Chase Park base on Saturday.

The pair, as well as former 5,000m world record holder David Moorcroft and BBC presenter John Inverdale, were making their final stop on the tour promoting grassroots sport.

The celebrities were greeted by dozens of youngsters playing rush hockey. Inverdale told them: "I'm not saying this to curry favour, but I do think this is the best hockey club in Britain."

The stars set out on the three-day tour on Friday as part of the Join In campaign.

Sharron Davies, who won silver in the pool in 1980, admitted that it had been a long day but added: "Everyone has been so enthusiastic it has lifted us wherever we have gone and kept us going.

"The whole point is to capitalise on the energy of the Olympics."

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