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U.S. Olympic Parks Still Need Some Lovin' Too

August 8, 2012 at 2:33 PM | by | ()

London's brand new Olympic Park might be in the spotlight this month, but back here in the U.S. we have a few Olympic Parks of our own that still need some attention.

Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, which hosted the 1996 Olympic Games, is always looking for volunteers to help maintain the park and participate in special events, including concerts and holiday activities. For more information on volunteering at Centennial Olympic Park, visit Centennialpark.com.

Salt Lake City's Utah Olympic Park also depends on volunteers to assist in community events, activities, and competitions that take place at the park all year since the park hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Whether you are interested in volunteering for a few hours or an entire season, you can get more information about the Utah Olympic Park's volunteer program at utaholympiclegacy.com.

[Photo: AtlantaGeorgia.org]

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How to Be the First to Cross the Finish Line at London's 2012 Olympic Stadium

October 3, 2011 at 11:40 AM | by | ()

It is officially under ten months to go until the 2012 Olympics in London, and finishing touches are being put on various event venues in the run-up to the games. Just today the Olympic Stadium unveiled its track with a lap by World record holder and Paralympic gold medallist Dan Greaves, British Long Jump record holder Chris Tomlinson, and World Championships Bronze medallist Hannah England. Some schoolchildren joined them, but those kids won't be the last "regular people" to cross the finish line before the Olympians next summer...

There's going to be an Olympic Park Run on March 31, 2012 for 5,000 runners to run a 5-mile course ending in the Olympic finish line. It's not a crazy competition, either. Fun and sportsmanship is the name of the game, thus all levels of ability and all ages (over 16) are open to apply, as the runners will be chosen by National Lottery at the end of this month.

You have until October 27, 2011 to enter here.

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