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Double Olympian drops in to visit Lichfield tennis players

Nick Gillingham with members of Lichfield Friary Tennis Club

Nick Gillingham with members of Lichfield Friary Tennis Club

Lichfield tennis players have been visited by double Olympian Nick Gillingham MBE.

The swimming star was touring sports clubs across the region to launch a new National Lottery Quiz and dropped in to visit players at Lichfield Friary Tennis Club.

Launched to celebrate the milestone of raising £500m for the 2012 Olympic Games through scratchcards and other lottery games, the new free online quiz aims to find out the who has the most knowledge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the UK.

Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said:

“The £500 million raised by National Lottery players is great news and I’d like to thank everyone for their support of the London 2012 Games.  The Games Brain of Britain is a fantastic challenge and is a great way to enthuse the public about the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. I’m looking forward to seeing who emerges as the UK’s expert!”

The quiz is available to play online at and is made up of three rounds of five questions, answered against the clock, which get progressively harder as players move through the test.  Competitors who complete the quiz in the fastest time will be chosen to take part in a national final where they will pit their wits against each other for the chance to be crowned the Games Brain of Britain – and win a holiday of a lifetime to the Olympic Games host city of their choice.

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