On the day the International Olympic Committee hailed London for providing a ‘legacy blueprint’ for future Games, over 150 people came to a Downing Street reception hosted by the Prime Minister to celebrate progress.
The Downing Street garden was turned into a sporting arena, as the PM played badminton and table tennis with people taking part in the School Games.
Representatives from some of the 2,000 community projects officially inspired by London 2012 got a chance to meet a range of high profile figures, including HRH The Princess Royal, Jeremy Hunt, Ellie Simmonds and Denise Lewis.
The reception also brought together apprentices who worked on the Olympic Park, businesses who are supplying the Games, and volunteers who will help to run the Games itself – highlighting the range of people involved in helping the legacy take shape.
The event was also used to announce the new official School Games Ambassadors – Denise Lewis, Darren Campbell and Jason Gardener, and Ellie Simmonds. Here they are with HRH The Princess Royal, Jeremy Hunt, Hugh Robertson and School Games participants.
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