With less than 100 days to go until the Olympics, London is gearing up to host the greatest sporting event in the world. However, more than just a countdown was announced as the 2012 Olympics motto was revealed: ‘Inspire A Generation’. The message couldn’t hit the bullseye any clearer. It’s this statement that should carry through long after the games, in other boundaries as well as sport.
As far as most British people are concerned, Football is religion! There’s no way that this year’s Olympics could go ahead, without heavy consideration of team GB players and its coverage. But what can we hope to expect from the squad at the tournament? Too many times, fans are disappointed with the England team in major championships, most recently the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, not to mention that we didn’t even qualify for Euro 2008. This coming from the strongest of the four UK counties teams, paints a not so pretty picture this summer. Apart from the footy spirit, there is one thing that is guaranteed. Rules state that each squad’s players must be under the age of 23, with three senior players. The competition’s a perfect chance for young British talent to gain experience and improve. Hopefully enough to make England’s senior team and make a difference in future outings. However if that doesn’t go to plan, let’s hope David Beckham is selected as a team GB senior player. His good looks are enough to stop any fan from crying, let alone eye candy for the girls.
Athletics is one of the most popular events on the roster, especially with global stars such as Usain Bolt of Jamaica taking stage. His talent and persona have helped to heighten the excitement of sprinting events, not to mention ticket prices!
Its characters like him, who are great role models and inspiration for the younger generation to take up and excel in sport. Hopefully the summer’s spectacle will positively impact schools, but that’s not the only demographic who can benefit. Sport can be a great hobby, fun and another avenue to socialise. As well as controlling your weight, exercise can also help with stress and your period.
So which sport will you take up this summer and beyond?