Olympic Ambition Programme Athletes & Coaches announced

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the full list of 130 athletes and 56 coaches from across 44 sport disciplines who will participate in Team GB’s Olympic Ambition Programme during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Programme, which is being supported by Proud Partner of London 2012 Lloyds TSB, will give the young and talented British athletes and coaches a unique opportunity to experience the Olympic Games environment at first hand this summer.

The Programme focuses on preparing the athletes and coaches to compete at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games or the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It aims to provide personal development and inspiration to the participants and produce a performance legacy for Team GB from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

During the Programme, all athletes and coaches will visit Team GB’s Preparation Camp at Loughborough University, where they will take part in kitting out and experience a multi-sport preparation environment. The participants will then travel to London where they will visit the Olympic Village, watch two Olympic competition sessions and experience the atmosphere at Team GB House in Westfield Stratford City.

The full list of athletes and coaches selected to the Team GB Olympic Ambition Programme for London 2012 are:

* volleyball players to be added.

The Ambition Programme was first delivered by the BOA at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where those involved in the programme included Athletics World Championship silver medallist Hannah England and European bronze medallist Perri Shakes-Drayton, Triathlon world number two Jonathan Brownlee, Badminton World Championship silver medallists Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier, and Modern Pentathlon World Champion Mhairi Spence. All of these athletes will be hoping to use their experiences from Beijing to help them achieve their personal best with Team GB at their first Olympic Games as a competitor this summer.

Team GB Chef de Mission and British Olympic Association CEO Andy Hunt said:

British Athletes Commission Chair and Ambition Programme Director Sarah Winckless said: