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London Olympics organizers are on the road to get young people excited about the 2012 Games. Chairman Sebastian Coe traveled to New Delhi on Thursday.
He was joined by double gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes for a visit to a school hosting a sports programme called International Inspiration.
Sebastian Coe and the London delegation met children at New Delhi's Springdales School. The kids are involved in activities linked to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. But India is looking ahead to a big sports event of its own. The latest edition of the Commonwealth Games will take place there in October.
Sebastian Coe, Chairman of Organising Committee for 2012 Olympics, said, "I think people should really get behind these games now and recognise that it is never easy doing this. There are no, there is no easy path to delivering a games but I think it gives India an extraordinary opportunity. "
The London Olympics organizing chief is confident about plans for 2012. Coe says his team will look back on the best of all past Olympics and deliver a uniquely British atmosphere.
Sebastian Coe, Chairman of Organising Committee for 2012 Olympics, said, "For me, it is taking the best from all Olympic Games. I saw the details in Beijing (2008), the party atmosphere in Sydney (2000) and the spirit of humanity in Barcelona (1992).If we can bring all those things together, even recently the way the city embraced the Games in Vancouver in the Winter Games, I think we can bring all those things together in our Games we will be doing very well, that's a big challenge."
Dame Kelly Holmes joined Coe on the tour. The former Olympic athletics champion also took part in the cricket festivities. Holmes believes India has some of the best facilities ever offered for the Commonwealth Games.
Dame Kelly Holmes, Fomer Olympic Athlete, said, "The Commonwealth Games village that Delhi are building is probably going to be one of the best villages we have ever seen at any multi sport championship because you have a lot of training facilities that are actually on the campus and for a sports person that is fantastic to have everything there together."
London started its two-year countdown to the 2012 Games on Tuesday. Organizers say International Inspiration is also on target to reach 12 million young people in 20 countries by 2012.