International Inspiration is London 2012's international sports legacy programme. It aims to enrich the lives of young people around the world through phyiscal education, sport and play.
The programme embodies the promise made by Seb Coe, the Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), at the Singapore bid in 2005 to ‘reach young people all around the world and connect them to the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport’.
- 12.9 million children and young people have actively participated in sport, physical education and play as a direct result of International Inspiration – many for the first time in their lives.
- Around 113,000 teachers, coaches and young leaders have been trained to lead sport, physical education and play in their schools and communities, learning new skills.
- 36 policies, strategies or legislative changes have been influenced by or implemented in response to International Inspiration.
- There are 273 International Insipration overseas schools linked with 273 schools in the UK.
Working with policymakers, practitioners and participants, International Inspiration is working to create long-term, transformational change for young people around the world through and beyond the Games in 2012.
International Inspiration is delivering on its international legacy promise and having already achieved its vision of reaching 12 million children and young people in 20 countries around the world, is working to ensure the programme is sustainable and will leave a lasting legacy in these countries beyond the final year of the programme in 2014.
International Inspiration is already enriching the lives of young people in 20 countries plus the UK including: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zambia.