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Leader of Leeds City Council wishes Team GB athletes luck at Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said:

“We’re incredibly proud that once again Leeds has such a strong presence at the Olympics, which will make the Games all the more exciting for us cheering on the athletes from home.

“Competitors from Leeds have always been full of praise for the tremendous support they receive from their home city and I’m sure the Rio Games will be no exception.

“On behalf of the city, I’d like to wish Team GB the very best of luck in Brazil and I’ve no doubt our Leeds athletes will do themselves and the city proud.”

The 2016 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

More than 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part. With 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009. These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city, and at five in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.