sported. in Scotland awarded Inspire mark
19 Apr 2012
Pictured above is Jonathan Edwards with John Heraghty, sported. Scotland Manager and Sir Craig Reedie
sported. in Scotland recently celebrated success with the award
of the Inspire mark by former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and
World champion triple jumper Jonathan Edwards in Edinburgh.
Jonathan was joined by Commonwealth Games and Scotlands Sport
Minister Shona Robison, and Sir Craig Reedie of the International
Olympic Committee in recognising the outstanding work by the 94
projects awarded 2012 Inspire Mark in Scotland.
The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and
exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games.
Jonathan Edwards said: "With us now on the final stretch towards
The Games, it is great to see the energy and enthusiasm amongst the
people of Scotland, especially in projects like sported. that have
been awarded the Inspire mark. This will undoubtedly leave a strong
foundation on which Glasgow 2014 can build and help leave a lasting
legacy for Scotland."
Ms Robison said: "As well as delivering an outstanding
Commonwealth Games in 2014 we as a government are determined to
leave a lasting legacy from both the 2012 and 2014 Games.
Programmes such as Inspire will do just this, ensuring everyone
right across Scotland has the opportunity to be part of this
exciting journey and I congratulate all of those who have been
recognised with this award."
The Inspire programme is run by the London Organising Committee
of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. It is an opportunity for
everyone to be a part of the London 2012 Games - a broad
participation programme spanning sport participation, education,
sustainability, volunteering, and business opportunities &
culture. New opportunities are being created to inspire young
people and encourage the whole of the UK to join in. The Inspire
programme has awarded over 1,400 different projects the Inspire