Free swimming session to celebrate Olympic handover

Olympic Flag

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre is staging a free swimming session this Sunday (24th August) to celebrate the handing over of the Olympic Games to London for 2012.

The free session runs from 4pm to 6pm and forms part of a series of events organised by South Gloucestershire Council, timed to coincide with the end of the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Elsewhere in South Gloucestershire, an official Olympic handover flag will be raised at 4pm at Kingswood Civic Centre by the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, Councillor Brian Freeguard; local libraries will be playing world music to highlight the start of a four year programme to celebrate culture in the build up to the 2012 Olympics; and churches have been invited to mark the occasion by the pealing of bells.

Further afield, a family-friendly Olympic handover event will take place in Bristol’s Millennium Square, where a giant screen will show the final moments of Beijing 2008.

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