Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Legacy of London2012 starts to appear

Tiki Gelana, Ethiopia wins the Marathon London2012
Some exciting news for women in sport today as the BBC announce a new series looking at Olympic Sports. Presented by soccer-commentary queen Gabby Logan the series will look at the story behind the sports – getting ready for Rio 2016 just a bit early.

Anyone with a passing interest in media coverage of sport will notice that for whatever reason women’s sport gets front page during the Olympics. So while details are thin on the ground yet, this could be a great way to keep the London 2012 momentum going.

The first episode of ‘Inspire: The Olympic Journey’ is with British cyclist Chris Hoy. He does have six Olympic gold medals so even I couldn’t quibble with that.

Barbara Slater, the director at BBC Sport said: "London 2012 was a once-in-a-lifetime event that inspired the nation and provided the ideal opportunity for us to harness an unparalleled enthusiasm for sports. I'm delighted that Gabby Logan - one of our most popular presenters - will present Inspire: The Olympic Journey, continuing our ongoing commitment to Olympic and Commonwealth sports.

And in a practical move the broadcaster is also running a ‘Get Inspired’ initiative – encouraging people to find out more about sport … and get in there!

The series goes to air on June 27th.

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