1 May 2012

An exhibition at the Museum of London is celebrating International Inspiration, the international legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

The Inspired by Sport exhibition features photos by Rankin of athletes including Seb Coe, Denise Lewis, Colin Jackson and Tanni Grey-Thompson; as well as images of young people around the world whose lives have been enriched by the International Inspiration programme.

What's International Inspiration?

"I have seen first-hand the impact International Inspiration is having on young people lives", said Olympic gold medallist and International Inspiration Ambassador Denise Lewis.

"When I visited India, I saw something truly special that is making a real and last difference to children of all abilities, social status and gender." 

John, 12, from Zambia who features in one of the exhibition’s photographs, said: "I have learned life skills and about HIV and Aids. As children in Zambia, it is important that we learn about transmission and prevention and also how to look after ourselves and live healthy lives. I love baseball and football as they both involve lots of running, which is good for my body!"

International Inspiration is a partnership between UNICEF, the British Council and UK Sport. 

Inspired by Sport runs from 2-13 May 2012 and entry is FREE.

Learn more about International Inspiration.

 
Olympic hurdler and International Inspiration Ambassador Colin Jackson with his Rankin portrait at the Museum of London © LOCOG/2012
Olympic hurdler and International Inspiration Ambassador Colin Jackson with his Rankin portrait at the Museum of London© LOCOG/2012
Olympic heptathlete Denise Lewis at the Inspired by Sport exhibition.  © LOCOG/2012
Olympic heptathlete Denise Lewis at the Inspired by Sport exhibition.© LOCOG/2012

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