Olympians Tessa Sanderson and Christine Ohuruogu will launch an event to celebrate ethic minority sporting stars in the East End.

The duo will attend the unveiling of the British Ethnic Diversity Sporting Awards on Thursday, October 8, at the University of East London’s Docklands campus.

They will be joined by ex professional footballer Paul Elliot as well as other stars to discuss the importance of recognising sporting excellence by black and Asian competitors.

The awards – launched during Black History Month – will be the only ones of their kind shining the spotlight on the diversity of talent and current and budding stars, as well as former heroes.

The BEDSA ceremony will be held on February 6, 2016.

It also aims to inspire communities across the UK to get into sport and be the best they can be.

Supported by organisations including Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust, proceeds will be donated to an awards legacy programme.