London 2012 Will Make Capital’s Youngsters “Proud to be British”

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While England’s footballers have done little to make the nation proud with disappointing displays in the World Cup, London 2012 will fill our youngsters with pride, according to a recent survey.

Hosting the London 2012 Olympics will make almost two thirds of 16 to 24-year-olds feel proud to be “part of Britain” according to the Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Metro.

Watching the world’s best athletes in London will help encourage young people to compete in sport according to 65% of those polled. While more than half believe London 2012 will leave a long-term legacy of sports facilities.

“This shows a real opportunity for bodies like Sport England to use the games to help build a legacy with more people taking part in sport,” said Harris Interactive research director Neil Russell.

Are you proud that our wonderful city is hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games? We certainly are.