Olympic countdown under way in Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 18:09 16 August 2011
Excitement grows for London 2012
A COUNTDOWN to the London 2012 Olympic Games is under way at a Sidmouth sports shop.
Ex-professional footballer Chris Hargreaves and business partner Charlotte Hollingshead have put an electronic counter on display at their High Street Sports Republic store in a bid to get the town, and schoolchildren, interested in the highly anticipated event.
Positioned in store, the countdown clock - switched on by Paul Walker, headteacher of soon-to-be-opened Sidmouth Church of England Primary School - will keep track of the days left until the London Games.
Chris Hargreaves said: “We wanted to do it as it’s something different, it’s quite fun and exciting.
“The Olympics is such a big occasion it’s nice to do something to get involved.”
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