The sporting legacy - Inspired to watch
Now the list of sporting spectaculars includes an elite Triathlon meeting in September featuring 5,000 elite runners in a range of categories with 2,000 or so amateur competitors. Once again the L word is deployed with Boris claiming ‘nearly 7,000 people of all fitness levels will be able to take part in this fantastic event, which will no doubt build on the inspiration and the legacy of the London 2012 Games.’
Seb Coe said of the three day Grand Prix event, joining in the latest attempts to redefine the legacy to mean watching elite events: "It is an important part of the London 2012 legacy that as many people as possible experience world class sport at the Olympic Park...what a way to celebrate its success by welcoming the world back to London once more to watch the biggest names in athletics."
He got just a little confused about that participation stuff: "I'm sure the London Anniversary Games will go a long way to inspiring the next generation of track and field fans.”
Ah! That experience of participating as a fan!
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 22/02/2013 - 02:33.