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London 2012 participation boost

Sport Wales says that there has been a major increase in the number of people participating in sport here, since last summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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'We're already witnessing the London 2012 legacy'

We were clear in the lead up to the Games that we wanted Welsh success in terms of performance and medals to be mirrored by grassroots participation.

Work began with partners to ensure that any child inspired by our Olympians and Paralympians had every opportunity to get involved, and encouragingly we're now seeing the fruits of that labour.

– Professor Laura McAllister

Swimming, gymnastics, hockey and cycling are just a few examples of where we're already witnessing the London 2012 legacy in Wales and let's be clear - there is no coincidence in the increase in participants here.

– Debbie Austin, Sport Wales Manager

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