The games inspired the coins, but could the coins now help future Olympians across the UK discover a sport they had never thought of trying and maybe find they have a talent for.
We are hoping to see thousands of children (and adults) in the UK try a new sport. Perhaps making the extraordinary leap from a collection of coins to collecting an Olympic medal.
There is no need to register, just take a look through the Olympic sports depicted on the 29 coins designs below and click the "Get Involved" link to find out more about taking part, finding a club or for details of events and tickets.
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