Local kids accept PM’s Olympic and Paralympic Challenge

With just 100 days to go before the London 2012 Olympic Games, Member for Blaxland Jason Clare has welcomed a new sporting initiative that celebrates the spirit of the Games.

The Prime Minister’s Olympic and Paralympic Challenges is a program encouraging primary school children to get active, play sport and achieve gold, silver and bronze awards.


“Sporting events like the Olympics and Paralympics encourage mateship, fair play and sportsmanship,” said Mr Clare.

“The Olympic and Paralympic Challenges are a great way for kids to share the fun and determination of our athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympics.”

The Challenges will run across Australia from 28 May 2012 until the close of the Olympics on 12 August and the Paralympics on 9 September 2012.

Kids can take part in the Challenges individually or as part of a group through their class, school or community group. Participation is free and there will also be opportunities to meet athletes and win prizes.

Mr Clare said the Olympic and Paralympic Challenges reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to boosting active and healthy lifestyles.

“I’d like to see as many kids as possible getting into the spirit of the Olympics and having fun in the Challenges,” he said.

Register now at www.olympicchallenge.gov.au.

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