Campaign to kick-start Swansea's Olympic fun
A campaign is being launched to kick-start the build-up to Olympic celebrations in Swansea
Be Part of It
Swansea Council unveiled its Be Part of It campaign on Thursday February 16 to mark 100 days until the Olympic torch arrives in the city.
The campaign will see Swansea libraries, Active Swansea leisure centres, museums and parks joining in the festivities with reading challenges, sports competitions, cultural events and other activities.
A dedicated website has also been set up at www.swanseabepartofit.co.uk that will be regularly updated to include details of all Olympic and Paralympic-related events taking place across the Swansea area.
Events on the website will include information on the torch relay, the torch bearers and events in the area of Castle Square's Big Screen. The Big Screen will become an Olympic Live site from May 1 that will show all the action from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The website also includes details of the teams to have confirmed that they'll be training in Swansea in the build-up to the Games. They include the New Zealand Paralympic team and the Irish triathlon team.
It's now been confirmed by the London Organisers of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) that the Flame will arrive in Swansea on Saturday May 26.
The Flame will arrive from Cardiff in the late afternoon before making its way to an evening event at Singleton Park that will feature a selection of music, dance and sports activities on a big stage.
Cllr Graham Thomas, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism, said: "We are delighted to introduce this campaign in Swansea.
"The arrival of the Olympic Torch will be a memorable event for the city and our nominated torch bearers.
"We are proud of the sporting facilities that we have in Swansea and we would want to encourage people to use them as much as possible. This is a great sporting year and we want to inform and encourage everyone to take part in some form of physical activity."
E-mail email@example.com if you have an event that you would like included on the Council's Olympic website.
Keep an eye on www.swanseabepartofit.co.uk for up-to-date information including the route of the Olympic Torch.
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