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Olympic heroes doing Croydon proud
10/08/2012 09:41:00

 
 

There's still a few days left and Team GB are already enjoying their best Olympics in over a hundred years. And our team includes a number of athletes with a strong Croydon connection:

• Martyn Rooney, who narrowly missed out on the men’s 400 metres final and will be part of our relay team in the 4x400 metres final, was born and raised in Croydon;

• Lawrence Okoye, who made the discus final - an event in which people reach their peak later in life - despite being only 20, was born and raised in Croydon;

• James Dasaolu, who made the semi-finals of the 100 metres, was born and raised in Croydon;

• James Ellington, who competed in the 200 metres, has lived in Addiscombe for the past three years; and

• Luol Deng, who competed for Team GB in basketball, was raised in South Norwood before he moved to America to pursue a professional sporting career.

But they’re not all - 48 dancers and a number of behind-the-scenes technical assistants from Croydon’s Brit School participated in Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony, including Jasmine Breinburg as the star love interest in the ‘party’ scene.

Hundreds of people have been volunteering as Games Makers. I don't often agree with Alistair Campbell but I think he has it spot on here.

And then there's the police officers and Croydon residents serving in our armed forces, who have had to step in to cover up for G4S.

Congratulations to everyone that has been involved so far. You’re doing Croydon and our country proud.

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