Friday, 21 December 2012

Ensuring The Legacy Of London 2012 Is Not Forgotten


As an amazing sporting year comes to an end, a special film is now available for people to reflect the joy of London 2012 and the enduring cultural and sporting legacy of the Games

‘Inspiring Cambridgeshire’ is a documentary showcasing the wide variety of arts, sports and cultural events and activities which were inspired by this year's Olympics and Paralympics.

It features a range of exciting projects which took place across the county by exploring the themes such as diversity, culture and community.

From local festivals to fun days, parades to carnivals and the Olympic Torch and Paralympic Lantern Relays; the film captures a fascinating record of how people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds were inspired

The film can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6c0lwyC7o0.



Councillor Martin Curtis, Lead Member for Olympic and Paralympic legacy at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “There can be no doubt that 2012 will go down in the annals of history as a fantastic year for sport and culture in Great Britain. As I think back on the summer, I can’t help feeling goosebumps about the way our Olympian and Paralympians performed as well as the way local communities, towns and villages embraced the Games. Whether it was a visit by a Flame, a street party or a sports festival – we welcomed the spirit of the Olympics into our hearts.

“The ‘Inspiring Cambridgeshire’ film is a great way to remind yourself about what we did in the county. It is wonderful to see again the enthusiasm, the commitment and above all the smiling faces of all those who took part in the activities. I sincerely hope in 2013 we can build on this success to ensure the memories of this year are never forgotten.”