Denise Saliagopoulos

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Surrey Olympic volunteers wanted

Context: Surrey County Council is calling for enthusiastic people to volunteer as Surrey Ambassadors when the Olympic cycle events and torch relay take place in the county. More than a million people are expected to visit Surrey during the 2012 Games and up to 450 ambassadors are needed to welcome visitors and provide interesting and … Continue reading

Welcome for school sport boost

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt this week announced a £1 billion plan to use the London 2012 Games to inspire a generation of young people to play sport. The strategy will focus on encouraging children to take part in sport at school and to continue playing it into adulthood. Following the government announcement, Surrey County Council’s … Continue reading

Olympic contracts tally nearly 300

Almost 300 Olympic and Paralympic Games related contracts have been won by Surrey firms so far and there are still more up for grabs. The 295 deals are worth more than £740 million. This represents about three-quarters of the value of all contracts awarded across the South East, which totals about £1 billion. Surrey firms … Continue reading

GB cycling and basketball take number of training camps to 16

Great Britain’s cycling and basketball teams have chosen to train and stay in Surrey to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. Their decisions mean 16 Olympic and Paralympic teams have now signed up to use the county’s world class training facilities, out of a total of 30 teams across the entire South East. And with … Continue reading

Olympic torchbearers

Following the announcement that 6,800 people across the UK were given conditional offers to be Olympic torchbearers, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Denise Saliagopoulos said: “Congratulations to all those who have been offered the chance to become Olympic torchbearers. I’m sure they must be overjoyed at the prospect … Continue reading

Olympic Inspire mark for child communication project

An innovative project helping children develop their communication skills has been awarded an Inspire mark by Olympic and Paralympic Games organisers. The Every Child a Talker Communication Decathlon, run by Surrey County Council, is available to more than 2,000 nurseries, playgroups, childminders and other children’s groups across the county to help youngsters under five years … Continue reading

Views sought on heritage service

People have been asked to give their views on ways to improve the county’s heritage service and help it provide better value for money for Surrey residents. An online survey is being run as part of a public value review into what the heritage service does well, what it could do better and what could … Continue reading

Torch relay towns and villages revealed

The Olympic torch relay will pass through 11 towns and villages in Surrey during its nationwide tour, it  was revealed today. The flame will be in Surrey on July 10 and 17, next year, before returning again on July 20 for a night of celebration at Stoke Park in Guildford. This will be the final … Continue reading

Canadian Olympic cyclists to train in Surrey

The Canadian Road Cycling Team has decided to train in Surrey to prepare for the London 2012 Games. The announcement comes soon after it was revealed the USA will also base its elite cyclists in the county to prepare for the Olympic road and time trial races, which will both take place in Surrey. The … Continue reading

USA Olympic cyclists to train in Surrey

The USA Olympic road cycling team has decided to train in Surrey to prepare for the London 2012 Games. The announcement means local cyclists will experience the thrill of sharing their roads with some of the world’s best riders as the athletes prepare for the Olympic road cycle races and time trial events which will … Continue reading

Culture secretary praises Surrey’s Olympic progress

Culture secretary praises Surrey’s Olympic progress The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt has praised Surrey County Council for “blazing a trail” in its preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He singled out the county council’s excellent work in attracting teams to train in Surrey for their London 2012 preparations. … Continue reading

Caribbean-style weather delights Olympic hopefuls

Details: Dominican Olympic hopefuls trained in Surrey this week as part of their preparations for the 2012 Games and they were delighted the weather has been “just like it is” on the Caribbean island. High jumper Brendan Williams and 400m runner Erison Hurtault spent the week at Spectrum in Guildford and spoke highly of the … Continue reading

Plans for community libraries agreed

Plans for community libraries agreed Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed plans to allow communities to take over the running of their local libraries. The initiative is part of the county council’s aim to keep all 52 of its libraries open despite the fact other local authorities are closing branches across the country due to … Continue reading

World champion Mark Cavendish’s excitement at Box Hill Olympic challenge

World champion Mark Cavendish’s excitement at Box Hill Olympic challenge Newly crowned world champion Mark Cavendish described the Box Hill loop of next year’s Olympic road cycling event in Surrey as a “perfect little circuit for a race”. The Olympic gold medal hopeful was speaking alongside Denise Saliagopoulos, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community … Continue reading

County council welcomes £3 million Olympic tourism boost

Following Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that £3 million from the national Olympic budget will be used to boost domestic tourism in 2012 and beyond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Denise Saliagopoulos said: “I welcome Jeremy Hunt’s announcement the Government will be investing £3 million to boost tourism … Continue reading

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