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The London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Opportunities for Surrey 3 Weeks of Sport in London? The Games in Numbers 3 weeks of sport in London? 5 weeks of sport 26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports 205 Olympic and 161 Paralympic nations 1000 days to go on 31 st October

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3 weeks of sport in london

The Games in Numbers

3 weeks of sport in London?

5 weeks of sport

26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports

205 Olympic and 161 Paralympic nations

1000 days to go on 31st October

14,000 athletes

20,000 journalists

70,000 volunteers

800,000 visitors

9,200,000 tickets

4,000,000,000 global TV audience

3 weeks of sport in london4

Friendship, excellence and respect

3 weeks of sport in London?
  • Before, during and after: legacy is key
  • The London 2012 Games - for all the UK
  • For all ages, especially young people
  • Olympics and Paralympics are equivalent

Themes to Support Surrey

National and Regional Themes




Surrey Strategic Partnership Themes

Economic Development

Housing, Infrastructure and Environment

Safer and Stronger Communities

Children and Young People

Health and Well-Being


Strategic Impact to Grass Roots Activity

Surrey 2012 Strategy

Signed off by SSP and SCC

Action Plan

Linking the strategy’s ambitions into partners’ delivery plans

Programme Delivery

Delivering specific projects through our delivery partners


Opportunities for Business

  • Giving businesses unique access to London 2012 opportunities

Influencing Infrastructure Developments

Improving Infrastructure

  • Improvements to Gatwick rail station
  • Only 3 of 5 platforms fully accessible to wheelchair users

Opportunities through Sport

Pre-Games Training Camps

  • 19 Surrey venues qualified to offer training facilities
  • £25k grant available from April 2011
  • Range of opportunities: business, culture, schools, language, etc
Helping people who are out of work or have few qualifications or no qualificationsthrough volunteering

Opportunities to increase skills

“Personal Best”

the wedding of sport and art

The Cultural Olympiad

The wedding of sport and art:
  • Ceremonies – extraordinary live spectacles watched on television by one in three people around the world.
  • Major projects – A number of major cultural projects featured in the London 2012 bid, forming the backbone of the Cultural Olympiad.
  • Inspire mark projects – local and regional events featuring in our UK-wide celebration.
international flag exchange
International Flag Exchange
  • 150 Surrey schools and 150 foreign schools
  • Each creating a flag
  • Installation in July 2010 of all 300 flags at Celebrating Surrey event.
get set

Opportunities for Schools

“Get Set”

Get Set involves children and

young people in the excitement

and inspiration of the 2012 Games.

130 Surrey schools are signed up

To discover the Olympic and Paralympic Values through

a range of interactive sound and word matching games,

quizzes, fact files, support sheets and creative ideas, for

ages from three to 19.


Opportunities for people with disabilities

  • Accentuate puts disabled people at the heart of its programme
  • recognises and showcases the wealth of disability arts in the region.
  • Launches on 3rd December
create compete collaborate

Opportunities for young people

Create Compete Collaborate
  • Give every young person in the South East an opportunity to take part in a project (create, compete or collaborate) with a young person from a competitor country
reaching for gold
Reaching for Gold

A South East competition designed to encourage innovative ideas from groups of young people that can make a practical difference to society in the areas of Youth, Community and Disability.

setting the pace
“Setting the Pace”
  • Young people reinterpreting collections to tell stories that connect the UK with the rest of the world.
young ambassadors

Opportunities through Sport

Young Ambassadors

School Sport Partnerships recruiting

two young people to take on the role of

Young Ambassador for two years.

they work in their local communities championing sport and the ethos and values of the Olympic and Paralympic movement.

national school sports week

Opportunities through Sport

National School Sports Week
  • The Youth Sport Trust and Lloyds TSB are providing free resources and visits from British Olympians and Paralympians to help schools inspire pupils
  • 28 June to 02 July 2010
community resilience
Community Resilience
  • Preparing local

communities to deal

with emergencies

  • Swine flu buddies
  • Flooding

Helen Bridgman

Surrey Coordinator for the 2012 Games

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