Olympians Reunited

on Sunday, 19 August 2012.

Divers from the 1948 Olympic Games

Olympians Reunited

Before the final of the 3m springboard final at the 2012 Olympic Games, Sir Peter Heatly (88) and Sammy Lee of U.S.A. (92) were introduced to the spectators. In 1948 Sir Peter was 5th in the 10m highboard final and Sammy won the gold medal. They both enjoyed meeting up again and received a well-deserved reception from the capacity crowd.

Sir Peter also competed in the 3m springboard.

Paralympic Flame Festival

on Wednesday, 15 August 2012.

Sunday 26th August

Paralympic Flame Festival

On Sunday 26th August the Paralympic Flame Festival will come to Edinburgh. Dropping in on all of the home nation capitals, the Flame Festival is a showcase for Paralympic sport that aims to generate excitement about the forthcoming Games. On its trip to Edinburgh – the only stop it’ll make in Scotland – a day of festivities is planned.

 

The Sport Spectacular will take place in the morning (10:00am – 1:00pm) at Meadowbank Sports Centre. In partnership with Lothian Disability Sport and Scottish Disability Sport, this event will see local sports clubs put on taster sessions for people of all ages to enjoy. The event will conclude in an appearance by the Paralympic Flame. The event is open to anyone so come along and enjoy the fun.

 

The Evening Cerebration, which is also taking place at Meadowbank Sports Centre, will include live music and entertainment and will culminate in the lighting of the Paralympic Flame Cauldron. For more information and to get your ticket go to www.edinburgh.gov.uk/paralympicflamefestival.

Lothian Region Graded Meet

on Monday, 13 August 2012.

Saturday 10th November

Lothian Region Graded Meet

The meet information is now available for the Lothian Region Graded Meet, which will be held on Saturday 10th November, at the Mercat Gait Swimming Pool, Prestonpans.

Closing date for entries is Friday 12th October