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I Am Team GB Event Preview

I Am Team GB Event Preview
Updated: Thursday 14th July 2016

From the very beginning, the National Lottery has always supported a variety of good causes, and one of the most popular of those causes in recent years has been the support of Olympic athletes. Lottery players have raised over £80 million per year to help fund athletes making their preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, and they are now being invited to participate in a special event called I Am Team GB, which will take place on Saturday 27 August.

I Am Team GB is being billed as ‘Britain’s Biggest Sports Day’, and the event is being brought to the public by the National Lottery organisers and ITV. The idea is to encourage the public to celebrate our Olympic athletes as they return home from Rio, and to put the inspiration supplied by the Games to good use by participating in a variety of sporting activities themselves.

Thousands of venues across the nation will be hosting free sporting events and activities, and these will give people the chance to try a huge number of sports, including not only the ‘traditional’ fitness activities such as jogging, swimming and yoga, but also archery, table tennis, Tai Chi, fencing, dancing and many more. For anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at a particular sporting activity, I Am Team GB will offer plenty of opportunities to do just that.

To help encourage as many people as possible to get involved, ITV will be suspending transmission of programmes for one hour across all seven of its channels from 9:30am on 27th August. The good news for telly addicts is that two of ITV’s most popular shows will also be taking part in I Am Team GB, with free activities being held at the filming locations of both Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

We look forward to seeing how the nation embraces this celebration of sporting activity at the end of August, and we encourage you to set the day aside in your diary if you would like to get involved. In the meantime, you can continue to support our Olympic athletes – and a range of other Good Causes – by continuing to participate in lottery games.

Published: Thursday 14th July 2016

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