The ‘other 2012 Games’

July 26th, 2012

For nearly 200 young athletes, the University’s Tri-Campus Games gave them a taste of the Olympics.

Students from 20 countries and representing University of Nottingham campuses in China, Malaysia and the UK battled it out under the banner ‘friendship through sport’.

“The Tri-Campus Games provides our students with an international sporting and educational experience unique in the University sector,” said assistant director of sport and organiser Nigel Mayglothling. “As ever, we saw a close-fought series, but congratulations to Team UK who retained their title as the Tri-Campus Games returned to the UK this year alongside ‘the other’ 2012 Games…”

The Games were the centrepiece of a wider celebration at the University to mark the London 2012 Olympics — the Five Ring Legacy Games. This also saw three inter- school competitions hosted on campus alongside the inaugural Nottingham Town and Gown, a 13-sport event that brought University and city athletes together in their first multi-sport match-up.

“Being able to offer and support such a diverse range of Olympic-themed events says much about the University and its engagement with the wider ambitions around London 2012,” added Nigel.

“Having our own international multi-sports games offers a template to inspire others whilst the inception of Town and Gown, with the community links and local competition that it establishes, allows us to be both hosts and participants in ‘the greatest Games in Nottingham’.”

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