WHO could forget the marvellous summer of sport in 2012 and the superb spectacle of the Olympic Games in London?

Even the build-up to the Games was spectacular, with the Olympic Torch Relay being carried through Gwent as part of its journey throughout the world.

The Commonwealth Games, being held in Glasgow this summer, is another chance to cheer on our sporting heroes on British soil.

A level down from the Olympic Games, it is still a big occasion in the sporting calendar which is not staged in the UK too often - it was in Manchester 12 years ago, but there were big gaps previously to Edinburgh in 1970 and, as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Cardiff in 1958.

For most of the top local sportsmen and sportswomen involved, it is the highest level at which they can represent Wales, and for many it will be the peak of their sporting success.

As with the 2012 Olympics, we can also be a part of the event by not only supporting the athletes as they compete but by turning out to cheer on the Queen's Baton Relay, which is in Gwent this week.

We hope the sun will stay out - as it did in 2012 - and that the people of Gwent will help with the build-up to these Games as they did in their thousands two years ago.