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Olympic gymnast to be guest of honour at Sports Awards

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith MBE will be the guest of honour at the Isle of Man Sports Awards.

The event - taking place in Douglas on March 30 -  is a highlight of the sporting calendar, with 12 awards handed out at the Villa Marina.

The night will close with the crowning of the Manx sportsman and sportswoman of the year.

The 33-year-old represented Great Britain at three Olympic Games, winning four medals, including silvers in London and Rio.

An earlier bronze in Beijing, made him the first male British gymnast to win an Olympic medal since 1926.

Louis, who was awarded an MBE for services to gymnastics in December 2012, also went on to win Strictly Come Dancing, alongside Flavia Cacace.

He said: ‘I’m really excited and honoured to be attending the Isle of Man Sports Awards and look forward to celebrating such a diverse group of grassroots, disability and elite sports people.’

Tickets are now on sale from the Villa Gaiety website and cost £3.

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