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Olympic Roundup - Wednesday 1 August

01 August 2012

Today's look at Foreign Office activity and the events taking place in and around the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Team GB's Bradley Wiggins en route to winning the gold medal at the London 2012 Games men's Road Cycling Time Trial at Hampton Court Palace

  • Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham has welcomed two winners of the David Astor Journalism Awards - Kenfrey Kiberenge, from Kenya, and Yasiin Mugerwa, from Uganda - to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The David Astor Awards support the development of journalistic excellence in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania by providing scholarship opportunities to the next generation of journalists. 
  • Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has met young Olympic Truce Ambassadors from Colombia as part of an initiative to support young people from one of Colombia's most violent regions. The athletes have overcome significant challenges as they strive to become Olympians of the future.
  • Foreign Secretary William Hague has met Switzerland's Federal Councillor for Foreign Affairs Didier. During their meeting, the Foreign Secretary and Federal Councillor Burkhalter discussed the rich relationship between the United Kingdom and Switzerland and the many shared interests in Europe and the wider world including Syria, Iran and the Western Balkans.
  • The oldest living 100m gold medal winner, Harrison Dillard, visited the Foreign Office today, 64 years after he won gold medals at the London Olympic Games in 1948. Harrison held up the 1948 torch which is on display at the Foreign Office during the Games.
  • The British Business Embassy is today hosting a Global Business Summit on Education. This is a unique forum for industry, government and academia to debate opportunities, challenges and topical themes in this crucial sector. The event is being streamed live on the British Business Embassy's YouTube channel.

Further information

Foreign Office social media channels

Twitter: @foreignoffice, @fcotravel, @WilliamJHague

Facebook: The Foreign Office, William Hague

Storifythe story of the Games

Pinterest: 2012 activity from our offices around the world

See also:

Government Olympic Communications website

Twitter: @2012govuk, @2012govpress, @DCMS

Facebook: Dept for Culture Media and Sport, This is GREAT Britain


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