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Celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Lincolnshire


  • Lincolnshire hosts2012 School GamesOver 800 children compete at theSchool Games in Grantham - one ofonly nine pilots in the country

    Will you be carryingthe Olympic Flame?8000 people will run with theOlympic Torch next year. Have younominated someone inspirational?

    Why should Lincolnshirecare about London 2012?Find out how and why London 2012 will affect us all.

    ChampioningLincolnshireCelebrating the London 2012 Games in LincolnshireIssue 1 | 27th July 2011

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    Meet Lincolnshire Sitting VolleyballAthlete Andrew Skinner

  • Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is a sports charity whose main aim is to increaseparticipation in sport and physical activity across the county.

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  • ContentsOn the Front Cover:

    6 Why should Lincolnshire Care about London 2012?Ranbir Bhullar looks at why our county can be proud

    9 Lincolnshire hosts 2012 School Games - One of nine UKPilots for the School Games was held in our county this year

    18 Carrying the Flame for Lincolnshire - We know that theOlympic Torch will visit Lincoln, but who will be carrying it?

    12 I want to represent GB at the 2012 Paralympics - MeetLincolnshire-born Sitting Volleyball Player Andrew Skinner

    Other Features:

    5 Introduction - by Lincolnshires Champion for the2012 Games Cllr Mrs Doreen Stephenson

    17 Your Voice - Do you think the London 2012 Games willaffect us in Lincolnshire?

    20 Who said the Olympics were all about sport? A look atthe Cultural Olympiad in the run up to the Games

    22 Spotlight on... Geoff Capes

    Photographs from top (clockwise): Andrew Skinner, London 2012 MascotsMandeville and Wenlock at the Lincolnshire School Games, Moving Colourat SO Festival 2011 and Geoff Capes.



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  • It gives me great pleasure to officially launch the first issue of thisspecial online magazine; specifically produced for the London2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and its impact withinLincolnshire.

    As Lincolnshire Champion for the 2012 Games, I have been working hard since 2005to inspire people to become involved with such an iconic sporting event, and I want totake this opportunity to congratulate students at the University of Lincoln, who byworking together with Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, have shown the initiative todevelop such an outstanding magazine.

    The Olympic and Paralympic Games are about more than just sport, and in the lastfive years, Londons East End has magnificently transformed. A number of things inLincolnshire have also changed thanks to the 2012 Games and our reporters in thismagazine have looked at numerous projects throughout the county which are trulyinspired by the Games.

    I encourage you all to Champion Lincolnshire over the next 12 months as wecountdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and I hope that you will all havethe opportunity to be actively involved in Olympic-inspired activities throughout thecounty.

    We do not want to regret that we didnt do enough as a county to inspire the peopleof Lincolnshire to get involved with the Games, so I truly hope that you will read thismagazine with excitement and perhaps find a way for you, your friends, family andcolleagues to get involved with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gameshere in Lincolnshire.

    Councillor Mrs Doreen StephensonLincolnshire Champion for the 2012 Games

    This magazine has beenproduced by LincolnshireSports Partnership and thelincoln School of Journalism atthe University of Lincoln.

    Contributors include: RanbirBhullar, Hayley Cook, BradleyKing and Gemma Pass.Magazine designed by: RanbirBhullar, Stephanie Bolton andHayley Cook.

    For more information contactHayley Cook on:Telephone: 01522 585 580Email: [email protected]



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    Cllr Mrs Doreen Stephenson;Lincolnshire Champion

    for the 2012 Games

  • Why should Lincolnshireget excited about theLondon 2012 Games?The Olympic and Paralympic Games are often branded as The Greatest Sporting Event on Earthand in one years time, the magnificent event will be held in our capital city; London.

    But, how will the Games affect us in Lincolnshire? And why should people of the second largestcounty in England care about the Games? There are many reasons to get excited about theOlympics and Paralympics, Ranbir Bhullar explains why.

    Be proud of Lincolnshires athletesLincolnshire can be proud of the pool of athletes striving torepresent Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic or ParalympicGames, including:Lizzie Simmonds (Swimming)Kate Haywood (Swimming)Rob Welbourne (Swimming)Hayley Williams (Swimming)Crista Cullen (Hockey)Georgie Twigg (Hockey)Hannah McLeod (Hockey)Shona McCallin (Hockey)Glenn Kirkham (Hockey)Rob Tobin (Athletics)Vikki Hubbard (Athletics)Hollie Arnold (Athletics)Sophie Wells (Equestrian)Lauren West (Equestrian)Andrew Skinner (Sitting Volleyball)Kieran Tscherniawsky (Seated Discus)Luke Campbell (Boxing)Richard Sargent (Wheechair Basketbal)Emily Taylor (Rowing)Aaron Heading (Shooting)Sarah Woods (Shooting)Simon Terry (Archery)Leanne Stephen (Table Tennis)Katie Colclough (Cycling)Daniel Cox (Tennis)Eight athletes represented Lincolnshireat the 2008 Beijing Olympics. How many will compete in 2012?

    Its a Once in aLifetime OpportunityLondon is the first city to host theOlympic and Paralympic Games threetimes, having previously done so in1908 and 1948.

    Whilst there are some that willwitness both the 1948 Games and theGames next year, for many theLondon 2012 Olympic and ParalympicGames will truly be a once in alifetime opportunity.

    Whether competing, volunteering,working or spectating, those involvedwith the Games next year will beinvolved in something spectacular;something which happens only fouryears, and something which is unlikelyto happen again in our lifetimes.

    Nathan Cook, 21, from Boston, said:Lots of my friends didnt even try tobuy tickets which I think is ridiculous -this is a once in a lifetime opportunityto get involved and see the Olympicsor Paralympics in our country. Imgoing to see the Table Tennis and theTennis and I cant wait - I wont getchance to do anything like this again. Ihope eveveryone takes the opportunityto get involved.


    Lauren West

    Kieran Tscherniawsky

    Sarah Woods

  • In 2005, Lord Sebastian Coepromised to inspire young peopleto play sport, and now thousandsof children and young peopleaged 14 - 25 will benefit from anew sports programme calledSportivate. 32million has beeninvested into the programmewhich hopes to encourage 30,000teenagers and young adults totake part in sport over the nextfour years. Nearly 4,000 of thoseyoung people will be fromLincolnshire.

    70,000 individuals will volunteer atthe Games next summer helpingat the venues, with the athletes orbehind the scenes, and sportsvolunteers are in high demandright across the UK.

    Next month, a new programmecalled Sports Makers will belaunched as part of SportEnglands legacy from the 2012Games. If youre interested involunteering then why not

    become a Sport