Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle will join young athletes at East Village for an Olympic-themed sports day.
The famous gymnast will be watching as sporting folk take part in a selection of sessions at the former Athletes Village including gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, athletics and rollapaluza cycling.
For Beth, who won her medal at London 2012, it is an emotional return to the place where she was based for the Games four years ago.
She said: “It’s great to see that four years on from the London 2012 Games, the area is still committed to preserving the legacy of the Olympics and encouraging this generation and the next to enjoy being more active and taking part in sporting activities.
“Being an athlete is a really rewarding career, but it’s important for all young people to start learning how to live active healthy lives now, no matter what their aspirations are.”
Beth will be joined by the E20 Champions, a group of promising young athletes backed by East Village landlord Get Living London through SportsAid.
The charity provides financial support for future stars as they train for the 2020 Tokyo Games and beyond.
The classes will be hosted by Our Parks, an initiative aimed at bringing free exercise classes to parks across London, to launch its summer of sporting events taking place throughout August at East Village.
The sessions aim to inspire both young people and adults alike to become active ahead of Rio 2016.
Get Living London CEO Neil Young said: “Encouraging well-being and participation in sports and fitness has been key for us since we welcomed our first residents to the former Athletes Village back in 2013, so we are delighted to be putting on this event in association with Our Parks and SportsAid.
“We’re really proud to show East Village has the green space to foster all kinds of sporting activity, and access to the fantastic legacy venues all around us.”
The sports day is set to take place on Friday, July 22, from noon-4pm and everyone is welcome to participate.
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