In recognition of our work in developing a grassroots sport Olympic and Paralympic legacy within disadvantaged communities StreetGames – Legacy Leaders has been granted the London 2012 Inspire Mark by the Games’ organising committee, LOCOG.
All StreetGames projects carry the Games’ official Inspire mark as part of its quest to ensure that the Olympic legacy reaches those communities that need it most.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games is as an inspiration to those who want to overcome social exclusion, get into sport and become the best they can.
StreetGames has given participants from over 250 of its projects the chance to be directly involved with London 2012.
At the Olympic and Paralympic Games, StreetGames has:
Over 1,200 Give and Go participants: StreetGames is rewarding some of its young people by sending them to events at London 2012. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be inspired by the best live sport of 2012.
55 Olympic Torch Relay Future Flames, consisting of our most outstanding participants: These included participants Emma Farrell, Hannah Jukes, Paige Cockayne, Sammy Jo Rowson and Thomas Preece, who ran with boyband The Wanted, and volunteers, including Nicholas Cushen and Dan Pengelly, who all carried the Olympic Torch as it made its way across the country to the Olympic stadium.
45 volunteers working in the Olympic Park throughout the Games.
Four StreetGames ambassadors working at Coca-Cola Pin Trading Centres.
Additionally, across the country there will be an array of StreetGames sports festivals to celebrate the summer of sport to get people active and into sport.
And, throughout the Games, StreetGames is running 2012 Voices, which encapsulates all of our London 2012-related online content. This includes exclusive views and content from a diverse range of contributors, from elite athletes and people who work in doorstep sport to a squirrel.