Medway 2012 and Contacts
The Medway 2012 campaign was launched on 23 January 2007, 2,012
days before the start of the London Games.
It has two clear objectives:
to ensure Medway 2012 benefits every resident of Medway;
to use 2012 to help establish Medway as a city of learning,
culture, tourism and enterprise.
Medway Council has a small team dedicated to working with
council colleagues and other partners to maximise the benefits of
the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the people. View the contact
details for the Medway 2012 team.
There are 10 core areas of core activity:
- Business and skills
- Health and fitness
- Pre-games training camp
- Schools and education
- Sports development
- Visitors and transport
Since the campaign launch in January 2007 there have been many
achievements to secure a lasting legacy from the Games.
At the heart of Medway's Olympic and Paralympic legacy planning
is Medway Park, the
£11.1m project that has
seen the creation of a centre sporting excellence on the site of
the former Black Lion Leisure Centre in Gillingham.
Medway is already reaping the benefits of the investment by
government, the University of Kent, Sport England and the
The centre has hosted three international competitions since its
completion, including the Modern Pentathlon European
The centre has been approved as a pre-Games training camp for 13
Olympic and eight Paralympic sports and will be hosting a number of
Olympic and Paralympic teams in the build up to the 2012 Games. It
is also the new home of national league basketball team, the
Medway Park Crusaders.
Most importantly, it is providing the people of Medway with one
of the best community sporting facilities in the country.
Olympians and Paralympians past and present have thrown their
support behind Medway's 2012 ambitions, including Steve Backley and
Danny Crates, who have both become international sporting
ambsassadors for Medway.
Counting down to 2012
Medway's signature event to mark the annual countdown to 2012 is
the Medway Mile.
This event takes place each year on the date the Games will
begin in 2012: 27 July.
Thousands of people of every age ability run or walk one mile to
celebrate the countdown and commit to getting active.
Medway has also hosted a raft events as part of the London 2012
Open Weekend, a nationwide sporting and cultural festival held
annually on the weekend immediately before the 27 July anniversary
Contacts and links
If you have any ideas how Medway 2012 can benefit Medway and its
residents or you want to get involved in one of our events, the
Medway 2012 Team would be delighted to hear from you.
The Medway 2012 and Sports Development Team is based at:
Kent ME4 4TR
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Additional information about what is happening in the build up
to 2012 can be found via the following websites: