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Boris says Olympic road race will be one of the ‘greats’

London and Surrey will host one of the world’s greatest cycle road races according to Boris Johnson. Meeting up with Surrey County Council’s Denise Saliagopoulos, who is overseeing Surrey’s involvement in the Games, the Mayor of London praised Surrey County Council’s Olympic preparations. Mr Johnson said: “I think Surrey is doing a great job of … Continue reading

Jeremy Hunt praises council’s Olympic work

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised Surrey County Council’s good work in making the most of the opportunities created by the 2012 Games. He told the website Get Surrey that the county is already seeing the benefits with £740m worth of Olympic-related contracts going to local businesses. He said Surrey is playing its part 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 advertising advice from the ODA

With 240 days until the start of the Olympic Games and 241 days until the cycle races come to Surrey, the Olympic Development Authority (ODA) has released information for businesses wanting to trade or advertise close to the cycle routes. Further details can be found from this ODA release.

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

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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