Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Grey-Thompson Baroness Grey-Thompson Crossbench 3:00 pm, 15th February 2011

My Lords, as may be expected, I applaud the decision to support a legacy for athletics after the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. I declare an interest both as a member of the board of UK Athletics and as a retired athlete. Now we know that the track will be in place, what specific measures are being taken to support the bid for the 2017 world athletics championships, given the huge sporting and financial benefits that would come to the UK and given that they would present us with another opportunity to inspire a generation of young people to be fit and healthy and to excel at what they do?