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The one year anniversary of the Olympics

July 29, 2013 7:42 pm Published by

This weekend, the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games sparked some truly emotional memories, marked by the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic park where all the action began last year.   

We welcomed back the world’s best athletes, including Jessica Ennis- Hill, Usain Bolt and Dwain Chambers to the arena, and despite team GB not having quite as amazing results as last year, we were not left feeling disappointed. Team GB’s women’s 4x100m relay team won in 42.69 seconds- the fastest time by a British quartet for 12 years. As well as this, Usain Bolt set the stadium atmosphere alight when he stormed down the 100m straight in 9.85 seconds; his best time so far this season. 

Despite the £9billion price tag to the tax payer, the Olympics didn’t only bring us the most memorable summer in the UK for decades, but recent government research suggests the UK economy received a £9.9billion boost in trade and investment from staging the Games. As well as this, one of London’s legacy promises was to “inspire a generation”, and the excitement surrounding this year’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games makes it clear that young adults in particular have become more enthusiastic about sport than ever before.  

 

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