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Olympic flag marks three year countdown - 27.07.09

The Olympic flag was raised on Sutton High Street today (27th July) to mark three years till the opening of the London 2012 games.

The Sports Team Sutton project aims to bringing together residents, schools, sports clubs and businesses to inspire young people to take part in sport, celebrate the borough's sporting and cultural achievements and encourage Sutton to support local, young sportspeople leading up to the London 2012 Games and beyond.

In Sutton, leisure centres across the borough offer a wide range of sports and activities for budding Olympians. The borough is already home to multiple gold-medal winning Paralympic athlete David Weir, and the council is determined to locate any other potential stars.

The flag was raised by Cllr Graham Tope, Chair of the Sutton Olympic and Paralympic Forum and Executive Member for Leisure on Sutton Council. He said,

"For our Olympic hopefuls, this flag marks three more years of relentless training and preparation for what could be the most important day of their sporting careers.

"Our aim is to be behind them 100% of the way. Their achievements are an inspiration to a generation of younger people to get involved in sport and lead a more active lifestyle. From junior athletics to running tracks and football pitches, you can find it all at your local leisure centre this summer."

If you are, or know, a potential Olympian or Paralympian, please contact Coussins Associates on 020 8392 1118 or email by Friday 19 June.

Last updated: Tuesday, 28 July 2009

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