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Asian Youth Back The Bid

Young Asians from Croydon were invited by London 2012 and the UK Youth Parliament to discuss their views and opinions of the London 2012 Bid. 

Representatives from the Asian Youth Forum based in Croydon took part in the event held at Chelsea Football Club on Friday 3rd June. 

After a tour around Stamford Bridge, the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham welcomed all the young participants to the conference.  Then Richard Sumray the Chairman of London 2012 Forum spoke to the young delegates presenting a strong case for backing the London 2012 Bid and discussing what it could mean for Londoners, before taking questions from the young people.

Young people had the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics including; Volunteering Opportunities, Grassroots Sport for Young People, The Benefits of a Successful Bid and The Legacy Benefits of the Bidding Process. 

The bidding process will come to an end on July 6th when in Singapore the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet to decide which city wins the chance to hold the largest sporting event on Earth. The race is between London, Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris. 

There is still time to register your support for London’s 2012 Olympic Bid or if you just want to find out more visit: www.london2012.com

The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is a democratic organisation that gives a voice to 11-18 year olds enabling them to make their mark on political decision-makers.  If you want to learn more about the UKYP ask for information at your school or college or alternatively visit: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk

The Asian Youth Forum is an initiative of Asian Youth Alliance (AYA), a charitable organisation which develops and delivers innovative projects to provide specialist youth provision and personal development for young South Asians.

Friday 3rd June 2005