Olympian Denise Lewis’ medallion made by The Royal Mint went on sale at BP forecourts today. Anyone who collects it has the chance to win London 2012 Olympic tickets, signed clothing and once in a lifetime experiences with Team GB and ParalympicsGB.
The medallion, one of 12 released to commemorate some of Britain’s greatest Olympians and Paralympians, depicts Denise’s winning moment from Sydney in 2000. It is the moment when she won gold in heptathlon despite carrying an injury to her Achilles tendon.
The collection will raise funds in support of British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
If you buy a medallion you are in with a chance to win:
One of 500 pairs of Olympic tickets including athletics, equestrian, boxing and swimming
Once in a lifetime experiences with Team GB and ParalympicsGB, including tickets to the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games, a trip to the Team GB house and a visit to the official Team GB prep camp
Signed merchandise including caps signed by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, tops signed by Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (Mil) or medallion folders signed by all 12 of The Legend Collection athletes.
Each medallion comes with a unique code that you simply type into the website at www.bp.com/medallions to see if you’ve won a great prize. Entering the code also unlocks lots of exclusive features.
The medallions, which showcase 12 Great British Olympic and Paralympic winning moments from past Games, can be purchased for £2 each from BP’s forecourts across the country. Also available from BP forecourts are limited edition medallion collection folders which can be kept as a keepsake for years to come.
Denise comments: “It’s a great honour to be included in a collection of medallions alongside some of my all-time sporting heroes. I’m encouraging everyone in the UK, especially those in Berkshire, to go out and collect the whole set to help support our athletes competing at the London 2012 Games and beyond.”
Andy Hunt, Chef de Mission Team GB London 2012 commented: “We are hugely proud of our Olympic and Paralympic heritage and what better way to celebrate our legends than to produce a medallion collection to honour them. We hope that everyone will seize this opportunity to start collecting the medallions and in doing so show their support for British athletes at London 2012 and beyond.”
All profits from the sale of the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection will directly support Team GB and ParalympicsGB to help aspiring athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond.
For more information about the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection and how you can start collecting the limited edition medallions, visit http://bit.ly/OGTlegends