UK360 - UK360 Natalie Sawyer 6/8/12

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30 July 2012, 03:23

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Natalie Sawyer (Sky Sports News) hosts this second special UK360 programme dedicated to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

As the London 2012 Olympic games start in earnest, Sunrise in Sparkhill looks at the impact of the games outside the capital. The film follows organiser, Dr Andrew Smith, as he brings his local community together with a sunrise Breakfast to celebrate the Olympic Torch coming past the Birmingham borough of Sparkhill.

Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity that is creating a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Did you know that London 2012 will be the first time Women’s boxing will be included in the Olympic programme. This film looks at this rapidly growing sport and shows how one community in Yorkshire has been working to break down the barriers of gender division in Boxing.

Jessica Courtney and Lawrence Bolton report on how social media will be used during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Across the globe, four billion people will be watching the Olympic Games and one billion people will be Facebook users. This is set to be the most interactive sporting event of all time. The organising committee are seeking to use social networking sites to keep people up-to-date with the Games. Across the world, communities will be staying informed about the Olympic events via interactive networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The UK360 team talk to the people of Nottingham to find out how this increased use of online services will have a real impact on them and whether or not the effects of London 2012 will reach the Midlands.

UK360 reporter Matthew Cullum explores how the 2012 games will affect areas outside of London. Will the anticipation and excitement be as strong in other locations around Britain? Reporter Matthew asks the people in his local area of Lemington Spa what they thought.

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