A gymnastics coach who is producing British Olympic stars of the future has called for London to introduce its own Youth Olympics.
Vince Walduck, who coaches at the Heathrow Gymnastics Club in Green Lane, Hounslow, would like to see a regular event in the capital based on the Australian Youth Olympics.
Two of Heathrow's brightest stars, Nicole Hibbert and Danusia Francis, benefited from coming up against world-class opposition at last month's festival in Sydney.
Hibbert took bronze on the beam, while Francis claimed silver on the bars - and the pair were both part of the GB team which came third behind China and Japan, and ahead of host Australia.
But the Heathrow links go further. Walduck was British gymnastics' head of helegation for the GB team, and would love the chance to revive the role at a similar event back home.
He said: "The Australian Youth Olympics was the promise to Sydney and Australia by the Olympic Organising Committee they would invest in a multi-sport international event to juniors who will be Olympians of the future.
"This would be a good legacy for London to grasp. It was truly fantastic for our young athletes to compete against the best in the world at the Sydney Olympic Park.
"But it is not just the sporting events themselves that give such a lasting experience.
"The Youth Olympics carries the full panoply of a major international competition - including the opening ceremony with all its protocol, village accommodation, bus travel and medal ceremonies with the union jack hoisted."
Hibbert and Francis both already have national titles in their portfolio and are well on course to fulfiling predictions they will be stars of London 2012.
But they are not the only Heathrow stars making waves on the international gymnastics circuit.
Just before Christmas, Thomas Gibbs, 14, from Isleworth, became the first club member to win the Men's Artistic Gymnastics category for his age group at the British Championships.
Having seen off the challenge of 46 other young stars to land the U14 crown, Gibbs was selected for the GB U16 team in a four-way international with France, Germany and Switzerland.
He too is aiming for a place at London 2012, although the 2016 Olympics may be a more achieveable target.