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Olympic Lord's is 'first class' Published: 19 March 2010

England captain Andrew Strauss visited Lord's to help unveil plans for the London 2012 Olympic archery at the Home of Cricket.

Find out more about Olympic archery at Lord's.

From bat to bow

Strauss met Great Britain Olympic archery medalists Alison Williamson and Simon Terry at the Home of Cricket.

The England opening batsman strode out onto the Lord's pitch without the familiar bat in hand - this time he had a bow and received archery advice from the two Olympians.

Speaking afterwards Strauss said: "Lord’s will be a first class venue for archery at the London 2012 Olympic Games, just as it is for cricket.

"I am very excited at the prospect of watching archery in such a spectacular setting, and it will be great for the profile of Lord’s to be part of such an historic event."

Also at the event was LOCOG (London Organising Comittee for the Olympic Games) Chair, Sebastian Coe, who added: "Lord’s is an exciting and important location for the London 2012 Games.

"It is a world-class venue, and will provide a spectacular and innovative setting for Olympic Archery.

"I am proud of the fact that we are using so many of London’s existing venues, and Lord’s is one of the most iconic."


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