Twelve SportsAid athletes confirmed for London 2012 Olympics

07 Dec 2011

The recent announcements on December 3 and December 6 that marathon runner Paula Radcliffe and boxer Luke Campbell will compete for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics take the number of SportsAid athletes confirmed for Team GB to 12 (out of 19).

The announcement on December 6 that Paula Radcliffe will be part of the GB women's marathon team came just days after boxer Luke Campbell learned he had been selected for the bantamweight (up to 56 kg) boxing competition in London next year. Paula received her SportsAid Award in 1994 while Luke received a TASS Award from SportsAid in 2005.

The other ten SportsAid athletes who were selected for TeamGB earlier this year are all members of the 11-strong sailing team.

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SportsAid's Patron

As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”

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