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School children create giant human London 2012 logo

A giant human London Olympic logo was created by 2,012 school children today (24 April). The spectacle covered a whopping 1,800 square metres at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey. Surrey County Council organised the event to celebrate the P&G Surrey School Games which encourages kids to take part in sport. The youngsters were joined by … Continue reading

Racer backs Cycle SMART campaign

Team USA cycling star Janel Holcomb has urged motorists and cyclists to treat each other with “mutual respect” as part of Surrey County Council and Surrey Police’s new Cycle Smart campaign. The Olympic hopeful gave her support to the road safety initiative while training on Surrey’s stretch of the 2012 Olympic road race route last … Continue reading

US Olympic hopeful says Box Hill will be decisive in women’s Olympic road race

US cyclist Janel Holcomb says Surrey’s Box Hill climb will prove the decisive point of the women’s Olympic road race as the 100 day countdown to the 2012 Games begins (18 April). The Olympic hopeful described the course as “challenging from start to finish” after checking out the course last week (April 10) with fellow … Continue reading

Q&A on Olympic road race

USA Olympic cycling road race hopefuls Kristin McGrath and Janel Holcomb talk about the course in Surrey. The pair checked out the Olympic road race route last week (10 April) with Surrey County Council’s Alan Flaherty, who helped event organisers design the course.     Kristin McGrath What have the roads been like? The roads … Continue reading

Helyn Clack interviewed on BBC Surrey

Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack was interviewed on BBC Surrey about preparing Surrey residents and businesses for the Olympic cycling road races this summer. – Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

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

Box Hill to decide Olympic road race says USA cycle chief

The 2012 Olympic cycle road race will be won or lost on the Box Hill climb according to the leader of the USA Olympic cycling team. During a visit to Surrey to study the route, Ken Whelpdale also said that basing his team in Surrey to train will give the USA an advantage over its … Continue reading

Denise Saliagopoulos interviewed about Surrey Olympic volunteers

Denise Saliagopoulos, Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Sarah Gorrell about Surrey County Council’s call for Olympic volunteers. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Cycling festival announced for Surrey

Boris Johnson’s cycle revolution will make its way to Surrey next year for a festival that is expected to bring up to 35,000 cyclists to the county. The Mayor of London will outline plans for London and Surrey to host the ambitious event in a speech to business leaders at the World Economic Forum in … 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

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

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