Celebrate the power of sport with Right To Play this summer
We were born out of the Olympic movement, Olympic Aid
We are the world's leading Sport for Development organisation
We provide sport and play programmes for over 800,000 children each week
We have over 300 professional and Olympic athletes that support our cause
We believe play is not a luxury; it is a tool for education and health
We believe every child has the right to play!
OUR SUMMER MISSION
To strengthen awareness and understanding of Right To Play and our work, embracing London 2012 and building for after the Games.
OUR ATHLETE AMBASSADORS
We have five Athlete Ambassadors competing in the Paralympics: Benoit Huot (Canada), Janet Mclachlan (Canada), Sarah Louise Rung (Norway), Donovan Tildesley (Canada) and Kenny van Weeghel (The Netherlands).
We had over 70 Athlete Ambassadors competing in the Olympics, gaining 23 medals for RTP Nation! 18 of those competing were UK athletes gaining six of the medals. See below for all our UK Athlete Ambassadors who competed; we're incredibly proud of all of them.
Interview with Olympian Nina Heglund
We caught up with Team GB Handball player Nina Heglund to get an insight to what it takes to become a world class athlete.
What are you looking forward to most about the Olympics?
To see Usain Bolt in the village! But in a close second place I'm looking forward to hearing the crowd get behind us and creating an amazing atmosphere in the Olympic handball arena so it's impossible not to get goosebumps!
How tough has your training schedule been?
Our training schedule has been pretty tough. Since August we have trained on average twice a day, six times a week. The training is a combination of handball sessions, speed and agility and weightlifting in the gym.
What's the biggest sacrifice you had to make to get to the Olympics?
Last year I had to move away from home at the age of 17 and take a year off school, not graduating with my best friends. I don't regret a thing, because I know the Olympics is worth it a thousand times over!
What do you do when you’re not training?
Hmm.. Do I have a life outside handball? I like to go to places in London I've never been before and explore!
How many medals do you think Team GB will get?
I think we will do even better than we did in Beijing! Don't dare to say an exact number!
Not only have our Athlete Ambassadors been training for a big sporting event this year, but a number of our supporters have been taking on amazing sporting challenges for Right To Play. Be it an Ultra Marathon, a 24 hours bounce-a-thon or a Olympic inspired challenge lasting 70 days! Read more about these fantastic sporting feats here.
Celebrate the power or sport this summer and help us achieve our goal of reaching one million children through weekly sport and play activities by the end of 2012.