Youngsters from across the capital will get to compete at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as London Youth Games hold their Finals Festival at the site for the first time this weekend.
London Youth Games revealed exciting plans to deliver a thriving legacy for the London 2012 Olympics earlier this year and the two-day event (July 1-2) will give youngsters the chance to follow in the footsteps of heroes Sir Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu and Bradley Wiggins.
The trio all competed in the London Youth Games as fledgling stars before representing Great Britain in the very same venues this year’s hopefuls will grace.
Building on the legacy of the last 11 years, the Finals Festival is the culmination of over 50 qualifying events for young people delivered across London from early February, incorporating more than 30 sports.
The event represents the first time five Olympic venues in the Park – the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, Aquatics Centre, Lee Valley Velopark and London Marathon Community Track – will host London Youth Games’ biggest weekend, providing opportunities for young people in the capital.
The schedule features the finals of 11 sports – athletics, tennis, BMX, swimming, road cycling, basketball, volleyball, netball, hockey, aquathlon and table tennis – and over 10,000 participants and spectators will be part of the action.
For the first time in the event’s history, there will be a Festival outside the Copper Box Arena at Eastcross Square, open to all and packed with free entertainment.
A DJ will play from on board the London Youth Games’ Foundation bus while visitors can also enjoy dance performances from Rambert Grades, immersive workshops for adults and young people, talks from famous athletes and have the chance to try a diverse range of sports activations from our National Governing Body and community sport partners.
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