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DAVID Cameron was in Glasgow on Tuesday to lend his backing to the city’s bid to host the Youth Olympics.
Together with Council Leader Gordon Matheson, the Prime Minister met more than 100 aspiring sports stars at a summer camp at Scotstoun Stadium.
Among those there were pupils from Glasgow School of Sport, Scotland’s only school dedicated to sporting excellence, and members of Drumchapel Table Tennis Club.
Cameron then watched some of the Olympic action with young people on big screens at the £18million Glasgow City Council owned facility.
Cameron said a successful Glasgow bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games would be guaranteed legacy for London 2012 and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and would be a catalyst for the next phase in the UK’s journey with the Olympic movement.
He added: “While the Youth Olympics may not turn every child into tomorrow’s Chris Hoy or Hannah Miley, I ‘m convinced that if we can bring the Games to the UK, we’ll help even more young people develop a sporting habit for life.
“The tremendous legacy of the 2012 Games is not just about stadiums and the economy, it is also about young people.
“All our great athletes started at a young age and I believe the Youth Olympics is about opening young people’s eyes to the possibility of sport.”
Matheson said: “Being in Scotstoun today and seeing the excitement and enthusiasm that our young people have for sport and for the Olympic Games showed exactly why Glasgow would be the perfect host city for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.”