Leaders wanted for London 2012 Olympic scheme

Leaders wanted for London 2012 Olympic scheme

Nicola Hine

Leaders wanted for London 2012 Olympic scheme

You don't have to be an athlete to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

The Royal Borough is encouraging residents to become local leaders and run games-related events to help people in the area get involved with London 2012.

Ideas include themed garden planting, holding a sports quiz, or lining the streets of Bisham, Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot when the Olympic Torch passes through on July 10.

Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Riverside), cabinet member for the Games, urged people, organisations, sports clubs and charities to get planning.

"The aim is to celebrate the Games across the country and I know there will be residents and organisations with some really bright ideas to create a real party atmosphere here in the Royal Borough," he said.

If you have an idea then joining the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games' Local Leaders programme is simple.

Visit www.london2012.com/get-involved/local-leaders/ to sign up and find out more.

Visit our Olympics page for more London 2012 news.

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