Olympics boss talks of 'brilliant work in Surrey'
10 February 2012
The head of the British Olympic Association visited the county council on Tuesday February 7 to discuss the Surrey's potential legacy from the 2012 Games.
Andy Hunt spoke about how the Olympics could have a strong impact on the younger generation of athletes, while also talking about the opportunities for Surrey's businesses to take full advantage as well.
"It is fantastic to be back here in Surrey," Mr Hunt told the assembled crowd in Kingston.
"I was down at Surrey Sports Park [in Guildford] a year ago, there is brilliant work going on in Surrey for the Games and of course it is brilliant that the cycling events are taking place in Surrey."
He said he believed the county council had really understood what an important opportunity the Olympics could be.
Councillor Peter Martin, deputy leader, said: "We really do want to build a lasting legacy.
"We are encouraging Surrey businesses to maximise the Olympics opportunity.
"The Games are boosting the economy. Surrey businesses are winning contracts, winning profits and winning jobs, we are truly going for gold."