London’s youth discuss Olympic bid
Rowing medallist says children will benefit from legacy of games
The council volunteered to host the summit to show its support for London’s bid. The 11 – 18 year olds met for a day of discussions and presentations at the home of the new Premiership and Carling Cup Champions, and jewel in the borough’s sporting crown, Stamford Bridge.
With just over 30 days to go until the International Olympic Committee announce the winning host city in Singapore, the children heard presentations from 2012 representatives, the Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham and Olympic Silver medallist, Alison Mowbray, before discussing what they learnt and how they feel about the Bid.
Alison Mowbray said, "It was really wonderful to see the children of Hammersmith & Fulham and other boroughs get together today at Stamford Bridge to debate the Olympic Bid. If we are successful this will really be their Olympics. They are the ones who are likely to be competing for Gold and they are the ones who can get involved in the logistics and organisation as well as benefiting from the legacy of the Games."
June 8, 2005