Shropshire

Wenlock Olympian Games events under way this weekend

Much Wenlock
Image caption One of the Olympic mascots has been named Wenlock

The bulk of events in Shropshire's Wenlock Olympian Games will be held this weekend.

The event, which is now in its 125th year, started on 3 July and will finish on 11 July.

The games have been held almost every year at various locations in Much Wenlock since 1850, attracting athletes from across the UK.

The games were the inspiration for the modern Olympic movement with one of the 2012 mascots named Wenlock in honour.

Saturday's games will include tennis, bowls and netball.

On Sunday sports include football, archery and fencing.

Admission for spectators to any of the events is free.

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