No matter how big or small their role – whether it’s the minibus driver taking future athletes to training, the teacher ensuring her students learn about the Olympic and Paralympic values or a neighbour learning a language to help visitors to the UK in 2012 – BT wants to hear from them.
BT has launched a competition to find the everyday people who are making a difference to London 2012. The winner will receive £5,000 and have their portrait taken by a world renowned photographer, which will go on display in the National Portrait Gallery.
My nomination is Beth Tweddle, World Champion Gymnast. Beth is the most successful British gymnast of our generation. Her performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in London in October was extraordinary – and her grace, courage and determination will inspire thousands of kids on the road to 2012.
When we bid for the Games, we were absolutely clear – we wanted to use the power of the Games to encourage young people all round the world to choose sport. Here in our own backyard, we have a national treasure in Beth Tweddle – a home-grown heroine who champions her sport and, in the power and passion of her performance, will inspire young people all round the country on the road to 2012.
Beth is the embodiment of the Olympic values, and someone we can all be proud of.
Chris Hoy nominated the Team GB Cycling technician, Tony Robinson. Jonathan Edwards has nominated Rob Young, who's getting people around the UK excited about and involved with the 2012 Games. Ade Adepitan nominated Owen McGhee, founder of the charity The Association of Wheelchair Children.
So who are you going to nominate? www.bt.com/roadto2012