Should Hartlepool be included in the route for the Olympic torch?
Sports stars have appealed for organisers to give Hartlepool a taste of the Olympic dream.
Hartlepool sportsmen and women have appealed for the town to be included in the route the Olympic torch will take in preparation for the Games next July.
It was announced last week that the torch will take overnight stays in Durham and Middlesbrough as it travels south to London. But sporting stars from Hartlepool are hoping that the torch bearers will be lighting up our town.