north west for 2012

Australian swimmers at Manchester Aquatic centre with kids watching on

The North West is proud to welcome Olympic and Paralympic athletes to Training Camps in our region to help them to get ready for London 2012.

These are the many venues that will host teams provide athletes with a base where they can train and acclimatise ahead of the Games. They provide a vital service to ensure athletes can prepare for competition at the Games and to highlight the world-class sporting facilities across the region.

Training Camps also provide the opportunity to fulfil one of the visions of the Games - to unite the world through sport. With athletes from over 20 different nations, large and small, and covering every continent on the planet based here in the North West we are already seeing exciting opportunities for cultural exchange, education and community engagement.