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Jonathan Edwards Olympic Radio Interview continued- the London 2012 Olympic Village
Former Guest -Gold Metalist Jonathan Edwards, member of the
London 2012 Olympic Board, Interview can also be heard on Cruise
with Bruce Internet Radio – Olympic Radio Station
Jonathan Edwards Part 1 – Jonathan Edwards Kicks off the series
Jonathan Edwards Part 2 – Jonathan Edwards talks tickets and venues
Jonathan Edwards Part 3 – Tour through the Olympic Village
Jonathan and I talk about his involvement as the Athlete’s representative on London’s Organizing Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games. Listen as he talks about the Para-Olympic Games, buying tickets, surprises, security and the weather. Learn how the Olympic Committee has woven the International Inspire Project for youth around the world into the event. Also learn how Queen Elizabeth honored him in 2000 with the title of CBE and how he works with BBC TV and the 2012 Olympic Committee. Jonathan and I also talk
about the London 2012 Festival kick off in Northern Ireland in the Spring and how people can view the Olympics on large screen televisions all over Greater London during the games.
Jonathan Edwards, CBE*
Jonathan Edwards is the Company’s athlete representative on the 2012 Olympic Board. having played an important part in the success of the London 2012 bid as an Official Ambassador. He is Chair of the Athletes’ Committee of the Board.
Jonathan was Olympic Champion in Triple Jump at the Sydney 2000 Games. He set the current world record for the event in 1995, and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Jonathan is still involved with athletics as a member of the European Athletics Council, in an ambassadorial role with the IAAF, and chaired the group charged with establishing an Athletes Panel for UK Athletics.
He is a director of the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, a trustee of the Newcastle United Football Foundation and a trustee and member of the Charity Committee of the Venture Partnership Foundation Ltd. He also presents on television for the BBC. Jonathan is actively involved in a range of charities, in particular with AIDS orphans and an Outward Bound centre for groups of mixed