The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games provided a once in a lifetime opportunity for Coventry and Warwickshire to join in and be part of the biggest sporting events in the World.
Coventry is immensely proud to have the honour of being an Olympic co-host City after being selected to be the new Midlands Venue for Olympic Football in 2010. Our vision to be part of London 2012 was to maximise this once in a life time opportunity and provide everyone in Coventry & Warwickshire with their own Olympic experience.
London 2012 was more than just a sporting event and more than just a Games for the capital. London 2012 was Everyone's Games and outside of London, Coventry and Warwickshire led the way to be part of and join in with the greatest show on earth.
As an Olympic co-host City, 2012 has been a special year for Coventry as we welcomed the world to the region and people from across the UK. Arguably, no other sub-region outside London was the focus of so much Olympic related activity through:
In 2012, we encouraged everyone to have their own Olympic Moment, uniting Coventry & Warwickshire and making our region come alive in this national celebration.
We aimed to capture the inspiration of the Games and use it to encourage individuals, sports clubs, schools, businesses and any organisation to challenge themselves to be the best they can be, and to be part of the greatest sporting events in the world, making the most of this once in a life time opportunity.
Thank you Coventry, we did it right.