London, Dec 22: Britain's Olympic Games Committee has given a Christmas treat to young children who will be helping with the presentation of the games in the year 2012. They were all born on the twentieth day of the twelfth month, two years ago.
Outside the building that houses the Olympic organisers gave no hint of the party on the twenty second floor.
These were sixteen of the seven hundred and fifty babies who have a role in the 2012 games. And all of them were sent a Christmas card.
One of the highlights of the party was a visit from Bob the Builder, a popular television character. And then , an introduction for the real stars.
Sebastian Coe won gold in the 1980 Olympics and Sally Gunnell in 1992. Seb Coe explained about the party. "We made the commitment that when they were born on twentieth December 2004, 2012 day , that we wanted them involved in ceremonies, opening and closing, in welcoming ceremonies within the Olympic Park, all the things the Olympic 5/8Games has by way of ceremonies, and we thought that was a great way of enshrining them and talking them along on the journey."
And Sally had some advice for youngsters wanting to take part in 2012. "Hopefully they are at clubs and they are training hard and they are getting the support they need, Obviously it is six years away; it is not long now and they really need to get all the experience possible. Yes, a great opportunity for so many girls to take part or just be inspired by sport in this country.
"Well, it's a bit overwhelming really. I think he is a getting a bit tired now. There are so many kids here. It is brilliant, brilliant."
"You have got to start early sometimes, you never know. What do you think, are you another Sebastian Coe?
Yes, yes, see ambitious."
The Millennium Dome is already chosen as one of the venues where these children will be helping in six years time.