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Balfour Beatty London Youth Games showcased on BBC London News

11 October 2012


The achievements of the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games were recognised on BBC's evening news on Tuesday 9 October via an outside broadcast from Lord's Cricket Ground, the venue of the fourth Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame.

Six superstars of British sport became the latest inductees into the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame at an evening of celebration, when it was announced that over 100,000 young Londoners had taken part in the Games this year.

Joining an exclusive club that already counts Mo Farah, David Weir and Bradley Wiggins among its members, the new Hall of Famers include London 2012 medallists Joanna Rowsell, Naomi Riches, Richard Hounslow and Gemma Gibbons, plus England rugby star Margaret Alphonsi and former GB sprinting superstar John Regis. All attended the event in person and recognised the role of the Games in their development.

Joining them on stage were a host of young athletes, coaches, sports officials and volunteers all of whom played a key role in helping make this the best Balfour Beatty London Youth Games ever, including Nicky Boyce from Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering who helped deliver numerous competitions and support other volunteers throughout finals week where he worked across swimming, rugby and athletics.

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