Prime Minister sets out commitment to London 2012 Legacy

The Prime Minister today set out the Government's commitment to establishing a sustainable legacy from the Games and the overall benefit to the UK economy.

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, and John Steele, Chief Executive Officer, today attended a speech by the Prime Minister on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

Speaking at the High Performance Athletics Centre on Loughborough University Campus, the Prime Minister set out the Government's commitment to establishing a sustainable legacy from the Games and the overall benefit to the UK economy.

When talking about the sporting legacy of the Games, he paid particular attention to the success of the School Games and Change4Life Sports Clubs, two programmes which the Youth Sport Trust is delivering in partnership with government, Sport England and others.   

After listening to the Prime Minister's comments, Baroness Campbell said:

I'm pleased that the Prime Minister is focussing on the legacy of London 2012. London's original bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games was based on a promise to inspire a generation of young people to choose sport. It was great to hear him speak about the importance of school sport in achieving this legacy.

John Steele said: "With only 22 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is only right that the Prime Minister should draw attention to the lasting legacy of the Games. At the Youth Sport Trust we are working across a number of initiatives that seek to provide an enduring sporting legacy for young people. We are well positioned to help achieve some of the aspirations mentioned by the Prime Minister today, and we look forward to working with government and other partners to continue this work."

As an independent charity focussed on changing young people's lives through sport, the Youth Sport Trust is working across the country to embed a sustainable sporting legacy for all young people. It believes that every young person's life can be transformed by PE and sport - whatever their age or ability - and building on what the Prime Minister said today, is keen to ensure these legacy ambitions are fully realised. 

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