HRH The Princess Royal To Visit Team GB Preparation Camp

03 July 2012 / 18:00

The British Olympic Association will welcome a special guest to the Team GB Preparation Camp at Loughborough University on Wednesday, 4th July when Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visits.

HRH The Princess Royal is the President of the British Olympic Association and a member of the International Olympic Committee.  An accomplished equestrian athlete, she competed for Great Britain at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and was a three-time medallist in the European Evening Championships.

During her visit to the Team GB Preparation Camp, HRH The Princess Royal will be welcomed by five-time Olympic gold medallist and Team GB Ambassador Sir Steve Redgrave; Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt; and Preparation Camp Director Mike Hay.  Officials from the Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Loughborough University will also be on hand for the visit.

HRH The Princess Royal will tour the Team GB Experience, which includes the ‘kitting out’ process delivered by adidas and Next, and meet with Team GB athletes from the sports of rhythmic gymnastics and women’s volleyball.  She will also visit a training session for the men’s basketball team – one of 13 sports conducting their pre-Games training at the Team GB Preparation Camp.

Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt:

“Any time we have the opportunity to welcome to our Prep Camp an Olympian who competed for Team GB at a previous Games it is special, but to welcome an Olympian who is also our President makes it all the more special.  Of course, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal also has the unique honour of being the parent of one of our Team GB athletes for London 2012, so her visit takes on even greater significance, and we will be delighted to welcome her to the Team GB Preparation Camp.”