From Nottingham to Njombe… Torch showcases international legacy
The Olympic flame may now be in Nottingham, but thanks to the young people carrying the Torch today, the spirit of London 2012 is also being felt thousands of miles away.
Twenty young people are being recognised for their role in the International Inspiration legacy programme, which is using the power of sport to inspire people around the world.
Among them is 19-year-old Pinky from India who runs sports sessions for the young people in her community as well as acting as an advocate on issues such as child marriage and adult literacy.
London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe said:
“All 20 of the International Inspiration Torchbearers have been a real inspiration in their community and demonstrate the impact sport can have on a person’s life.”
The International Inspiration programme is now running in 20 countries, including Zambia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, and has reached more than 12 million young people.
Find out more on the London 2012 website.