Olympic countdown under way in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 18:09 16 August 2011

Charlotte Hollingshead and Chris Hargreaves partners of the Sports Republic shop in Sidmouth invited the head teacher of St Nicholas School Paul Walker to switch on the countdown to the London Olympics. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 7794-30-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Charlotte Hollingshead and Chris Hargreaves partners of the Sports Republic shop in Sidmouth invited the head teacher of St Nicholas School Paul Walker to switch on the countdown to the London Olympics. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 7794-30-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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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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