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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 â€œpart of Britainâ€ 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.
â€œThis 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,â€ 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.