PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
The Sports Development team at Oxford City Council are committed to ensure that the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games lives on in the city.
Working together with a variety of partners, the Sports Development team deliver and support a number of community sports events every year, which see thousands of people of all ages enjoying trying out new sports and finding out more info about the fantastic opportunities available in and around Oxford.
2014 has been a great summer for bringing communities together through fun events and celebrations. Working closely with partners we have delivered 8 community events that have engaged over 13,000 people.
These events included:
The Queen's Baton Relay came to Oxford on Friday 6 June 2014 during its two week journey across England, drumming up support for Team England in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Celebrations continued into the early evening with the Cutteslowe Summer Festival.
We also received a letter from Dame Kelly Holmes thanking the city for its support:
Below is a list of the other events we have delivered with partners since 2012:
The most unforgettable event for Oxford in 2012 was the amazing Oxford Torch Relay and Evening Celebration event.
With over 50,000 people lining the streets to watch the torch travel through their local communities, plus 20,000 visitors at the evening event watching the iconic cauldron being lit, while enjoying sports and cultural activities, the event will go down in Oxford's history!
Not forgetting the 650 people that become a Sport Maker and kindly gave up their time to volunteer at the event - thank you!
The work of Oxford City Council in organising this event was recognised by the Thames Valley Police, awarding the Council with the 'Olympic Policing Award' (Oxford were one of only three local authorities in the South East to receive this award).
Page last updated 30 September 2014