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Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park inspiration for Kawasaki’s Tokyo 2020 delegation


Delegates from Kawasaki City with a vision to create lasting Olympic Legacy from Tokyo 2020 visited Sheffield to learn about the city’s successes from the London Games.

Kawasaki is a host city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be home to a Team GB 2020 pre-Games training camp.

A delegation from The Olympic and Paralympic Games Promotion Office in Kawasaki City, including Mr Takeshi Yamamoto and Ms Sonoko Sato, toured the Olympic Legacy Park facilities (OLP).

They visited the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) – one of a number of world-class venues which make up the OLP – to learn about the role the city played in the lead up to London 2012 as a host city for national training camps.

Mr Yamamoto and Ms Sato explored the GB Boxing squad’s state-of-the-art gym and the British Paralympic table tennis headquarters at EIS Sheffield and heard from David Hobson, project director for the OLP on how Sheffield has capitalised on the Olympic legacy to drive continued growth.

The unique Olympic Legacy Park brings together elite, professional and community sport, health and wellbeing research and innovation and academia.

The 35-acre London 2012 legacy project is made up of nine world-class sports, education, health and leisure facilities including the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus, Oasis Academy Don Valley, Park Community Arena, a community sports pitch, the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, iceSheffield, Altitude, Don Valley Bowl and public running and cycling paths and green open spaces.

More details of the visit can be seen on the OLP website HERE.

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