It has finally come to fruition. All the councils in Derbyshire should be cheering because all their Olympic hype has finally paid off.
Two international Olympic badminton teams are to train in Derbyshire ahead of the London 2012 games.
The squads from Australia and Canada will use the facilities at Etwall Leisure Centre for a week before moving to the Olympic Village in London.
The teams, of about five players, coaches and officials, are due to arrive on 16 July and leave on 23 July.