Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:04
People suffering from post Olympic and Paralympic blues are getting their spirits lifted thanks to one legacy programme that vows to keep the spirit of the Games alive.
Posted: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:54
Inspire LeicesterShire organised a visit by London Organising Committee for Olympic & Paralympic Games Chairman, Lord Sebastian Coe KBE on Friday 12th October. The event was hosted by Loughborough College and attended by Games Makers, Torch Bearers and schools.
Posted: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:07
The London 2012 Legacy Plans have now been made public. Published by sports minister, Hugh Robertson, the plans also include the £300m transformation of the Olympic Park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; an annual £125m investment in elite sport ion the fun run up to the 2016 Games; and support for the Join In programme to build on the spirit of volunteering.
Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:31
In this extraordinary year of sport, The Community Games programme has provided a great opportunity for communities and families to come together to take part in sporting and cultural activities inspired by, and in celebration of, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 1,000 Community Games have taken place across the country since April 2012.
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:39
Popele are invited to take part in a number of activities at the Big Screen, in Humberstone Gate, this weekend and next Monday (Sept 10). There will be live coverage of the Paralympics on the big screen between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 8 September. In addition, there will be a seating area set out for spectators, flags provided to celebrate the games and street artists and live music.
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:03
An independent film capturing the life story of one of our medal hopes for the London 2012 Paralympic Games is to be shown on Channel 4 on Saturday 18th and Tuesday 28th August. BEN – a film by Dr John Edwards, a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University, follows the story of sprinter Ben Rushgrove who won a silver medal in the T36 100 metres at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, just three weeks after breaking his foot.
Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:05
A walking route designed by Leicester school pupils to highlight some of the city's best historical and cultural sites has been chosen for inclusion in a national guide.
Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:09
Leicester Central Library has answered the call of Playday to make an extra special effort so children can play. As part of Leicester Libraries Summer Scheme 2012, children and young people are invited to join in the 'Playday Library Games', to be held on Playday - the national day for play in the UK - on Wednesday August 1.
Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:00
The London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony will be marked in Leicester tomorrow (Friday) with activities, street entertainment and live coverage at the 'Live Site' (Big Screen).
Posted: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:45
Friday 27 July will officially mark the start of the Olympic Games with the Opening Ceremony starting at 9pm. It's also the perfect date to celebrate the Games and London 2012 have come up with everything you'll need to host an 'Opening Night In' party.
From party games to finger food, fancy dress ideas to decorations, they've got everything you need. So send out the invites, put up the posters and get planning.