Dorset

National Sailing Academy to install Olympic rings

  • 6 August 2013
  • From the section Dorset
Weymouth Olympic rings
A set of Olympic rings carved out of local stone was installed in Portland in September

A Dorset sailing academy is to install a set of Olympic rings to commemorate hosting the London 2012 sailing events.

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hopes to have the sea-facing rings up by the autumn.

The academy will also feature the Paralympic Agitos symbol and a carved Portland stone listing the Team GB and Paralympics GB sailors who took part.

Team GB won a gold and four silver medals in the sailing competitions held at the venue in Portland.

The Olympic rings, to be viewable from the English Channel, will be made out of aluminium with vinyl colouring.

John Tweed, WPNSA chief executive, said: "It has been a long term vision of ours to ensure an onsite legacy at Weymouth and Portland.

"The world renowned rings offer such a strong visual representation of the games, they will bring back wonderful memories from the summer of sport to both the local community and visitors".

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