South Bucks Raises the Flag for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Olympic Gold Medallist Adrian Moorhouse MBE has helped South Bucks raise the host council flag for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Chairman of the Council, Councillor Alan Walters assisted by the Olympic Gold Medallist celebrated the official handing over and raising of the 2012 Host Council flag; this event was in recognition of South Bucks’ status as a designated Host District of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It is just under 500 days until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin.
South Bucks District will host the Olympic Rowing and canoe Sprint events at Dorney Lake between 28 July 2012 – 11 August 2012 with the Paralympic Rowing events taking place between 31 August and 2 September 2012.
Chairman of the Council, Councillor Alan Walters said: "We are very proud that South Bucks is one of the Host Districts of the 2012 Games and it's a great honour that the Rowing and Canoe Sprint events will take place in our District. We have been using the Games as a vehicle to meet the Council’s wider objectives; we have been engaging with our young people, tackling anti social behaviour, reaching out to those with disabilities and encouraging the older generation to remain active. We are determined to leave a positive legacy for our communities inspired by the 2012 Games”
Councillor Walters concluded "There will be fantastic events at Dorney Lake; the eyes of the world will be on South Bucks and we are looking forward to welcoming guests from all over the globe."
The flag was officially handed over by Mary McAnally representing the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) which is responsible for organising and staging the 2012 Games. Council Chairman Councillor Alan Walters, assisted by pupils from Lent Rise Combined School in Burnham, then hoisted the flag outside the Council Offices in Denham.
The pupils from Lent Rise Combined School in Burnham also received a special presentation in recognition of their achievement in coming 1st in the national “Get Set to make your Mascot Competition” which was entered by hundreds of primary schools across the UK.
Adrian Moorhouse MBE said: "As a former Olympian and a Buckinghamshire resident I know how the Games can transform and inspire communities; for this reason I wanted to ensure that the County and South Bucks communities and businesses were ready to secure and maximise the benefits of the Games both now and for the future generation".
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