Olympic Games in 2012: Wales

Olympics written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government on the contribution of Wales to the hosting of the Olympic Games in 2012.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (London), Minister (Cabinet Office) (Also Minister for Olympics and Paymaster General)

UK nations and regions are realising the opportunities and benefits from the sporting, commercial, and cultural programmes offered by the 2012 games. Government officials, and the Nations and Regions Group (NRG), which includes representation from each of the nations and English regions, are in regular contact with officials in Wales.

The Minister for Heritage in the Welsh Assembly, who has the responsibility for sport, is a member of the Sporting Legacy Board which is chaired by the Minister for Sport in DCMS, and brings together sports leaders from across the UK.

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