Jeremy Hunt Praises Surrey for Olympic Efforts
05 October 2011
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt has spoken out to praise the county for its hard word in attracting Olympic teams ahead of the London 2012 Games.
Hunt said that Surrey “has probably done better” than any other authority outside of London in terms of attracting teams.
With the road race making it’s way through the streets of Surrey many local residents “will be able to see an Olympic event for free on their doorsteps” which Hunt suggested “is a great tribute to Surrey County Council.”
Denise Saliagopoulos from Surrey County Council said that it was “fantastic” to receive such praise.
With Nigeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Singapore, Croatia and Spain already confirmed to be using Surrey Sports Park next summer for pre-Games training camps, Guildford is set to host a range of Olympic standard athletes during an exciting time for County and County alike.