Noor Begum, International Inspiration participant, 26 July 2011
My name is Noor Begum and I am an eighteen-year-old from Bangladesh. I am currently involved with the International Inspiration programme, from which I have benefited hugely.
I was delighted to visit two of the Host Boroughs this week – Hackney and Waltham Forest – and received a great welcome.
Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney is just one of the local schools in the London 2012 Get Set network and it is no surprise when you see the time and effort that the students have invested in their work. It is incredible and a real asset to Hackney and to London.
In particular, they have done great work on the 'Get Set to make your mascot' competition, a challenge we set to young people across the UK...
Jo Taylor, International Inspiration Brand & Marketing Manager, 26 November 2010
It's not every day you get the opportunity to go to a Caribbean island with an Olympic athlete, one that still holds a world record seven years after retiring no less. But that's exactly what I was lucky enough to do this month.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the 15 countries where International Inspiration is currently working in order to fulfil London 2012's bid promise of 'reaching young people all around the world and connecting them to the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport.'
Heather, LOCOG Marketing team, 26 October 2010
Last week I took a trip out to a little primary school called Pippins, in Colnbrook, to give an assembly to just over 200 pupils about the Olympics and Paralympics. The response was enthusiastic and inspiring - children in the UK are clearly learning alot and getting excited about the Games.
Jo Taylor, International Inspiration Brand & Marketing Manager, 27 September 2010
While International Inspiration, London 2012's international sports legacy programme, is busy inspiring young people across the globe through the power of sport, it's also working hard right here in the UK.
Talented athletes from 205 nations, competing in 26 sports across multiple venues. Opening and Closing ceremonies starting and finishing the event. Sound familiar?
On the surface there is much about the Youth Olympic Games which mirrors a Summer Games – but in the IOC's vision for the Games, there is much which is different and special about these Games too.
No, I'm not talking about football... tomorrow it's all about EDF Energy's Green Britain Day!
Team Green Britain is exactly what it says on the tin: a group of individuals across Britain who are doing what they can to lead their lives in a more sustainable way.
The morning was so much fun and it was great to see the students so excited to be visiting the Olympic Park and seeing how well the work was progressing!
Theo, London 2012 50p coin designer, 18 March 2010
Back in the summer last year I entered a competition to design the next 50 pence coin based on Cycling for the Olympics so I thought I would give it a go, never expecting to stand even the slightest chance of winning.
Kathryn, LOCOG Education team, 17 March 2010