28 September 2011, 06:00
Britain's number one female javelin thrower has officially launched a scheme to inspire more people to get involved with sport ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
The project, called "Cambridgeshire Competes", is a partnership between museums and sports centres across the area.
It has been officially unveiled by Goldie Sayers [pictured right - in blue T shirt], a double Olympian who grew up in Newmarket and went to school in Ely.
Goldie was joined at the launch by potential Paralympic athlete Georgina Bullen [pictured right - in white tracksuit] and some local schoolchildren.
As part of the scheme, exhibitions about Cambridgeshire's sporting history will be set up in museums and sports centres across the county.
Goldie said: "It's bringing museums and sport together, and giving communities outside of London a chance to learn more about the history of the games.
For example, at the Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge, there are statues of the first Olympiad is quite spectacular.
The Olympics is a lot more commercial these days but it really gives people an insight into what it would have been like to compete in those games."
Councillor Martin Curtis, who leads on the Olympics at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "Cambridgeshire Competes will help encourage pride in our local sporting achievements, generate local support for the Olympics and hopefully inspire young people to develop an interest in competing."
Goldie Sayers is aiming for a medal at the London 2012 Olympics and Georgina Bullen is aiming to be selected in the Team GB Goalball team to take part in the London 2012 Paralympics.