Event: With the Olympic Games in Beijing fast approaching, The National Lottery will reveal the nationâ€™s favourite British Olympic champions and showcase the winning performances that have captured the publicâ€™s imagination.
The six most popular sporting greats will appear on a new National Lottery Scratchcard and online Instant Win Game, Olympic Champions, to raise funds for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The six gold medallists will be interviewed on stage â€“ while sports presenter, Hazel Irvine, will unveil the UKâ€™s most memorable Olympic moments and favourite performances by GB athletes. Dianne Thompson, Camelotâ€™s Chief Executive will provide an update on National Lottery activity to support London 2012 and the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Olympics Minister, will also be speaking.
Date: Tuesday 24 June 2008
Time: 10.30am reception, followed by presentation and informal lunch.
Venue: The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
For further information, please contact
Liz Parker: 020 7632 5746 / 07866 450 287
Camelot Press Office: 020 7632 5711