Our Sporting Life is a unique and ambitious celebration of British Sport. It is the first project of its kind to salute sport from grass roots to Olympic podia and will culminate in the world's greatest exhibition on the history of sport as the Olympic and Paralympic Games are launched in London in 2012.

Our Sporting Life is an exciting way to involve local communities in the cultural life of their region. Sport and objects associated with it have the power to inspire people, to cross boundaries and to found new partnerships.

Through a programme of nationwide community exhibitions leading up to 2012, the project aims to bring together objects, stories and photographs from all over the country that tell the story of great British sport. With the support of the Arts Council, LOCOG, the British Olympic Foundation and the Sports Heritage Network, Our Sporting Life will help to ensure that the legacy and heritage of sport is preserved well into the future.