Olympians in the making @mumstagram
Here are our favourite photos showing how mums are sharing the Olympics with their children.
Click on the images below to see lots of little ones being inspired by the Olympics.
Here is what the British Olympian athletes have to say about inspiring a generation:
Sir Chris Hoy
Cycling, sixth Olympic gold
“Standing on the podium was incredible, an absolutely amazing feeling. It’s a chance for them to learn how to build their skills, self esteem and confidence and improve their lives as a result.”
“I want to be good role model and inspire youngsters around the country to do something similar.”
Gymnastics silver and bronze
“I grew up with attention deficit disorder and sport was the thing that helped me tame it and burn off that excess energy. I was inspired watching the Olympics as a kid, and I hope I can inspire children across the country today.”
Gold in men’s 4×100 relay
“I’ve always said an active child becomes an active adult. We’re moving towards a society that lives indoors – we sit on our sofas tweeting about what we see on TV. A lot of kids need a direction in life, and sport can provide that. You don’t have to be a Usain Bolt, but it’s healthy and social, which is important.”