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Olympic Games 2012: North East

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what support is being provided to designated training facilities in the North East for athletes for London 2012 Olympics. (245861)

The north-east region has 20 designated training facilities in the pre-games training camp guide from across the region offering 23 Olympic and Paralympic sports/disciplines.

The north-east regional coordinator for the 2012 games has brought all facilities’ representatives together to develop shared plans and a marketing brochure to promote the north-east’s sporting offer to National Olympic Committees and National Paralympic Committees competing in London 2012. The Coordinator is also working with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic games and Paralympic games on the wider nations and regions effort to market all UK facilities.