Local Leaders get set to celebrate the London 2012 Games in communities across the UK

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games have launched an initiative to help individuals within communities play an active role in bringing their friends, family and community members together to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to the UK this summer.The London 2012 ‘Local Leaders’  will suggest to  people  ideas and tools to bring their friends, family and communities together to help make the most of the London 2012 Games by creating celebrations for their village, town or City around the Olympic and Parlaympic Torch Relays, the 12 week UK-wide London 2012 Festival, or the Olympic and Paralympic sports action.

People can sign up to be a Local Leader at http://www.london2012.com/localleaders

Cardiff welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Games, hosting not only sporting events but many fun and exciting free events to allow everyone to get involved. Last April, to mark the 150 day countdown to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sport, Cardiff have hosted a competitive wheelchair basketball match between the Cardiff Celts All Stars and local rivals, the South West Scorpians. Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will host 11 football matches during the London 2012 Olympics.

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