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Olympic Games 2012: Football

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of the likely effect on (a) women's and (b) disabled people's football of fielding a football Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. (276099)

The fielding of women's and Paralympic GB football teams would provide a unique opportunity to showcase and strengthen the women's and disabled games, from the grass roots through to the elite.

As the host nation, a women's and a disabled team would automatically qualify. The Government would like to see the best possible teams taking part to provide Team GB with every opportunity to achieve the ambitious medal targets for the Paralympic and Olympic games in 2012, and to provide inspiration to the next generation of those taking part in women's and disabled football.