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Culture Secretary's Olympic Tour comes to York

Olympics 2012

12:00am 18th January 2012

Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt is at York Racecourse and Headingley Carnegie Stadium today (Wednesday 18th January 2012).

This is the latest in a series of regional events to help all parts of the country make the most of the tourism, cultural and business opportunities centred around the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

He will also urge local schools to sign up to the new Sainsbury's School Games competition, which will have its inaugural finals in the Olympic Stadium this May.

During his visit to the Yorkshire and Humber region, Mr Hunt will:

  • Host a summit for local businesses and tourism providers to discuss the opportunities presented by 2012. He will be joined by James Berresford (Chief Executive, VisitEngland), Gary Verity (Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire and Chair of Yorkshire Gold), Sir Charles Allen CBE (Chair of London 2012 Nations & Regions Group) and Bill Morris (Director of Ceremonies, Education at London 2012); and
  • Host a Sainsbury's School Games summit for young people, head teachers and School Games organisers about the new School Games competition where he will be joined by Inline skating champion Jenna Downing.  He will also see a training demonstration with Leeds Rhinos players and young people.


  • 10:00 am - The Voltingeur Suite, York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX.
  • 1:30pm - Pitch side interview and photocall at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium, St Michael's Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3BR (please report to the Headingly Experience reception)
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