Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Lord Coe's visit to Belfast

Here I am standing on the steps at Stormont today with Lord Coe, chair of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and the Speaker, William Hay MLA, before a briefing on the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

Nelson McCausland MLA, Lord Coe & Mervyn Storey MLA

Earlier Seb Coe had visited a school at Dundonald and after the Stormont presentation he came to the Grove Health and Wellbeing Centre in North Belfast for the launch of a project called All Our Saturdays.  This has been prepared by Libraries NI and others, and is based around the resources of the old Ireland's Saturday Night newspaper.  The veteran sports writer Malcolm Brodie, who was for many years the editor of the newspaper, also spoke and recalled the affection so many Ulster people had for the paper.

1 comment:

  1. Seb Coe was a great athlete and am glad to see him helping to organise such a massive project as 2012...

    Although, I'd much rather see him helping rejuvate working-class areas of London, thus giving their residents more hope and security.