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Volunteers being recruited for 2012 London Olympics

02-06-2012 08:24 BJT

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In UK, training has started for an army of volunteers looking to make the 2012 London Olympics run smoothly. Around 70,000 people are being recruited to do everything from checking tickets, provide information and assist with on-going competition. CCTV’s UK correspondent Richard Bestic brings us more.

They came in their thousands, an army of volunteers with a single goal in mind. To make London 2012 happen.

Olympic games volunteer Emma Dore reads her workbook during a training event at
Wembley Arena on February 4, 2012 in London, England.

Inside, organizers talked the first 10,000 through their role of being the friendly face of Britain’s Olympic Games.

UPSOT ‘London’

Huge monitors tracked the long road from Singapore to what is now an imminent event – the biggest show on earth.

The reality of hosting the first Olympics since Beijing dawning on the British capital.

All the so-called Games Makers are to give at least 10 days without pay to help organize the Olympics.

An onerous task but the response to appeals for volunteers was overwhelming.

The motivation of those picked for the post apparently to be part of a once in a lifetime event.

Volunteers are hailed as central to the success of all modern Olympics – helping visitors and athletes alike and acting as national ambassadors.

Reporter: "This is just the first wave of volunteers, but for the organizers it is a significant market. They’re on target but with a testing mile still to run."

Olympic games volunteers, known as games makers, take part in a training event at
Wembley Arena on February 4, 2012 in London, England.

Olympic games volunteers known as games makers line up in sight of Wembley Staduim to
take part in a training event at Wembley Arena on February 4, 2012 in London,
England.

Olympic games volunteers, known as games makers, take part in a training event at
Wembley Arena on February 4, 2012 in London, England.

Olympic games volunteers known as games makers line up to take part in a training
event at Wembley Arena on February 4, 2012 in London, England.

Olympic games volunteers, known as games makers, take part in a training event at
Wembley Arena on February 4, 2012 in London, England. 70,000 volunteers will be
taking part in the London 2012 Olympic games in August.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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