Gold Challenge Launch at Lords Cricket Ground

Link to Gold Challenge website

The Gold Challenge was launched yesterday 24 November 2010, giving everyone in the UK the chance to be part of the official legacy for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the opportunity to help raise money for charity.

Konnie Huq and Gold Challenge founder, Dan Thompson, a host of Team GB Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, over a hundred leading charities, National Sports Governing Bodies and Hugh Robertson MP, the Minister for Sport and the Olympics, all gathered at the official Olympic archery venue to launch this key pillar of the official mass participation legacy for London 2012.


Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport and Olympics, said:

“We want to ensure that people have as much opportunity as possible to get involved in sport, and the Gold Challenge will help to do exactly that. This is an important part of our `Places People Play’ legacy plan, which will deliver on the bid pledge to use London 2012 to get more people playing sport.”

British Rowing aims to offer the Gold Challenge rowing experience at all local rowing clubs and help people of every age and physical ability to start rowing. ‘Explore Rowing’ Programme Manager Richard Stock attended the Gold Challenge launch and says:

“British Rowing is in full support of the Gold Challenge which aims to inspire, engage and challenge individuals to have a go at many sports including rowing. It is a fabulous opportunity for us to introduce people who might not previously have considered rowing to our fantastic sport.”

Start rowing today and…

Find your local rowing club using the British Rowing ClubFinder.  

Read more on How to Complete Rowing for the Gold Challenge.