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London 2012 Legacy discussion evening at the Czech Embassy

November edition of Czech The Trends, a series of economic discussions given by outstanding personalities, focused on the legacy of London 2012 Olympics. The “Olympic and Paralympic legacy” evening was held on Wednesday 7 November 2012. The key note speakers were the President of the Czech Olympic Committee, Jiří Kejval, and Brett D. Taylor, former chief executive of the London Business Network. In the audience were about sixty guests, both British and Czechs, among them representatives of business, government, media, and students.


London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games were one of the most challenging logistical operations in modern British history. They have been a great success. The applause belongs not only to the athletes but also to tens of thousands of people, professionals and volunteers who participated in the preparation and organization of the games. The Czechs in London did quite well: athletes gained valuable medals and Londoners and games guests will long remember the Czech House in Islington. Public debate about the legacy of the games is in full swing, and that is why for our November edition of Czech The Trends we decided to invite the President of the Czech Olympic Committee Jiří Kejval, the author of the concept of the Czech House in Islington, and Brett Taylor, who was during the games in charge of the business community. And so the guests of our discussion evening could learn about the backstage preparations for the Olympics, both from the Czech and the British perspective.

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