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Olympic Star Plays Sport With Families

Olympian Jonathan Edwards CBE joined families at a “come and try it” sports event.

The day was held at East Park and Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull as part of the city’s National Family Week activities. The event encourages families to take part in Olympic-related sport and health activities. The Olympic triple jump champion and world record holder took part in an archery session, a question and answer session with young people and a basketball session.

He was also visiting as part of his role as deputy chair of the Nations and Regions Group of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, following the news that Hull will be one the cities to host the London 2012 Torch relay legs.

Hull city councillor Terry Geraghty said: “It’s a great pleasure to be able to welcome Jonathan Edwards CBE to the city so he can shine a light on the wonderful sporting activities happening in the city, which are showcased at the fantastic ‘come and try it’ event at one of our leisure centres and the beautiful East Park.

“There is a huge amount going on in Hull for Jonathan to see and it’s fantastic to get to this level of recognition for Hull’s sports groups and residents, and to highlight their fantastic efforts for the city. This is just the start of Hull’s Olympic journey. We hope more and more people get involved in sport and culture and that we will see more future Olympians from the city.”

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