Friday, July 20, 2018

British Consulate General celebrates run-up to 2012 Olympics

The British Consulate General in Yekaterinburg celebrated the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics by holding two days of sports events.

Marking 88 days before the Olympics and 117 days before the Paralympics, the British Consulate teamed up with the Ministry of Sports and Youth Policy of the Sverdlovsk region in order to organize the goodwill sporting event. As part of the celebrations, Olympic and Paralympic champions from the Sverdlovsk region provided lessons and classes to children in judo, volleyball, table tennis and gymnastics, according to

"British people are very excited about the opportunity to host the Olympics in 2012, as I am sure Russian people are about 2014 in Sochi," British Consul General James McGuire said, reports. "I wish those sportsmen who will take part in the 2012 Olympics in London good luck and may the best men and women win."

The event was attended by the Minister of Sports of the Sverdlovsk region Leonid Rapoport, the Minister of International and Foreign-Economic relations of the Sverdlovsk region Alexander Kharlov and Ombudswoman of the Sverdlovsk region Tatiana Merzlyakova.