In the week that the London 2012 Olympic Games commences, the Beyond Sport Summit 2012 will take place in London, starting today (Monday 23rd July), with a packed three day programme of discussion panels, networking opportunities and action led working sessions designed to celebrate, promote and drive forward sport led social change in this iconic sporting year.
As a finalist at the Beyond Sport Awards and Summit in 2011, The Blue Project has benefited from an award nominee package and the support of the Beyond Sport network over the past 10 months. Blue is honoured to be invited back to attend and take part at the Beyond Sport Summit again this year and to host a site visit for delegates- the Thames21 Blue Mile.
The Thames21 Blue Mile will take place today, Monday 23rd July, the opening day of the Beyond Sport Summit and will give delegates the opportunity to complete a Blue Mile as part of the Olympic Legacy Project “The Big Waterways Clean Up 2012”, by canoeing down the Lee Navigation Canal in the Olympic Borough of Hackney, cleaning up the waterway as they go.
Founding Ambassador, Conrad Humphreys will also take part in the Sustainability Round Table on Tuesday 24th July, hosted by the Green Sports Alliance and BASIS, and facilitated by former Olympic Synchronised Swimmer, Jill Savery.
The Blue Project is among 250 global organisations attending the prestigious Beyond Sport Summit 2012 and confirmed speakers include sporting legends such as Michael Johnson, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ian Thorpe and also the Chairman of Beyond Sport and former Prime Minister of Great Britain, The Rt. Hon Tony Blair.
The Beyond Sport Summit 2012 is the place where sport, development and business industries get together to network, learn and be inspired at an event unlike any other being held around the Olympic Games.
For more information about the Beyond Sport Summit 2012, please visit www.beyondsport.org.