This month marks the one-year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Last weekend’s Anniversary Games in London, which saw stars from last year’s golden summer return to the Olympic Stadium, and the official opening of the newly named Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, are being used in the UK to mark the anniversary. Meanwhile, British diplomatic missions around the world are organising sports-related activities to remember the games that captivated the world and their legacy of bringing people together through sport, promoting disability rights, British values and the spirit of volunteerism.
The British Embassy Vientiane is planning a series of events to promote the legacy of London 2012 in Laos. These will also include an opportunity to promote English language learning through sport.
Ambassador Philip Malone commented:
Sport provides tools to promote health and inclusiveness in a fun way for young people and adults alike. The embassy is excited to use these events to showcase sport and games in the country and offer activities that engage young people and communities on issues of child protection, health, and participation through the unique lens of sport and the English language.
The Embassy will be supporting organisations doing interesting work around sport and games in Luang Prabang, Xieng Khouang, and Vientiane through three events during the Olympic anniversary weeks. The blog series, Laos through my eyes, will also feature entries from Brits working in the field of sport in Laos. Follow the British Embassy on Facebook, the web, and on Ambassador Philip Malone’s blog throughout August and early September for more updates on legacy events happening in Laos and check out the official legacy website for more about events happening worldwide to mark the London 2012 Olympic legacy.