2012 Games initiative reaches 6 million kids
August 01, 2010, Sunday/ 15:32:00/ REUTERS
A British initiative to enthuse children around the world about sport inspired by the 2012 London Olympics is halfway towards its target of reaching 12 million.Games chief Sebastian Coe, the twice 1500 metres Olympic champion, revealed the landmark had been passed by the campaign, International Inspiration, during his trip this week to India. “The Indian chapter has been a huge success. When we won the bid in Singapore [in 2005], we had promised to reach out to 12 million children and we have reached six million,” Coe told reporters after meeting students, some of them disabled, at a New Delhi school.