General Article Fred Turok, chair of the Physical Activity Network talks about the Olympic legacy

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What an incredible two weeks of sport. The Games have had everything: passion, excitement, enthusiasm and more success than anyone could have imagined. All the world’s top athletes competed in London and Team GB won over 50 medals, finishing an unbelievable 3rd in the medal rankings; an amazing achievement!

However, before we all get carried away with celebration and festivity, a small word of caution: in my opinion, for the Games to really be judged a national success, we must deliver on our promise to create a sustainable, long-term health legacy and encourage the nation to get more active, not just in the next few months but for years to come. This is not just important for us to successfully nurture another generation of gold medallists but critical for the country’s health and well-being.

The Responsibility Deal Physical Activity Network will have an important role to play in this – by facilitating partnerships between businesses, the third sector and the public sector to har...

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