MUCH has been made of the legacy likely to be left behind by the London Olympics. Well, in a round-a-about way it has already started with news that three dogs in Battersea Dogs Home in London have been named after those GB athletes that so far have won Gold Medals.

Two Chihuahuas, who are just seven-week-old, were named Helen and Heather in honour of the Coxless Pairs winners, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, who scooped Britain's first ever female rowing

Also, a Staffordshire bull terrier has been called Wiggins after Bradley Wiggins, who scooped Gold by winning the Mens’ Individual Time Trial, which came on the back of his success in the Tour de France.

Head of canine welfare training Ali Taylor, who is fostering Helen and Heather, told the Press Associaton: "Helen, Heather and Wiggins are all champions in the making, and we want them all to win the ultimate gold medal, by triumphing with a new home.

"Here at Battersea everyone is right behind Team GB and we hope that naming some of our animals after the team will help spur them on to win even more medals."