Jessica Ennis  British Olympic and Paralympic sport will not suffer from the type of Games hangover which has affected previous hosts. History suggests most countries gain a big boost when championships are on home soil, but struggle to match those achievements in subsequent Games.    But Ken van Someren, the English Institute of Sport's director of sport science, said fears of a decline "have been allayed thanks to the government's decision to maintain current funding levels.

Back to track: Gold medalist Jessica Ennis wants to return to training after taking a holiday

Paralympics selection

Paralympics selection

Paralympic logo on Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge adorned with the Paralympic logo for the duration of the games.

In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Photo: Matt Dunham, Associated Press / SF

Highlights from day 4 of the Paralympics Games

In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. in London.

Ellie Simmonds goes Gold in the Paralympics!

Ellie Simmonds smashed the world record in an unforgettable Freestyle final to claim GB’s second Swimming gold of the Games.

Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012

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