Prince William and Kate Congratulate Team GB For Their Olympic Performance
British Royal family news reveals as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics draws to an end, making way for the Paralympics to begin, William and Kate Middleton personally penned a congratulatory message to the brave men and women who represented Great Britain. They acknowledged the determination and efforts that these Olympians put in during the “challenging circumstances” to make themselves and their country proud.
Prince William And Kate Middleton Praise Team GB And Highlight The Work Done By Sportsaid
Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 39, shared a message in honor of the Olympians who represented GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Along with the congratulatory message, the royal couple also shared a series of snaps on Instagram, including those of swimmer Adam Peaty and diver Tom Daley taking a picture with their gold medals and the GB flag.
The couple wrote: “It’s fantastic to see so many athletes participating and standing on the podium that have received support from Team Sportsaid at some stage of their careers, with 242 of the 398 Team GB athletes previously being supported by the charity.”
The message came at the end of the Tokyo Olympics, where GB won the fourth most gold medals from every other nation that attended the Olympics Games.
“What an amazing Olympic Games, Team GB – you’ve all shown such strength, passion and determination in challenging circumstances and have done the nation incredibly proud.”
The couple continued by highlighting the importance of Sportsaid in providing the necessary tools and training for these Olympians. “Sportsaid plays a vital role in helping young athletes overcome the financial obstacles they face in their bid to become the next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions.”
Sportsaid supports over 1,000 athletes per year, the majority aged 12 to 18, by helping fund their training and competition costs. The charity is devoted to raising the next British sportsmen and women dreaming to be the country’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and World Champions.
Most young athletes also receive the majority of funds from their parents and guardians, who are often the “team behind the team” by providing financial, logistical and practical support.
Along with providing financial support, Sportsaid also runs sessions for both athletes and their family members, allowing parents and guardians from a broad range of sports to meet with each other, talk about their experiences and share their stories, and benefit from the guidance that the charity can provide.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been the patron of Sportsaid since 2013 and has since met and chatted with many of the young athletes that receive help from the charity, along with Olympians and Paralympians who were previously supported by the charity, at Sportsaid’s training days, performance workshops and fundraising events.
Prince William And Kate Middleton Support The Players From The Sidelines
This is the second time in a row that the sports-enthusiastic couple did not attend the Olympic Games. Last Olympics, the royals, along with Harry, decided not to attend the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of fears arising from the outbreak of the Zika virus at the time.
The virus has resulted in thousands of babies being born with small heads and brain deformities.
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This year, though they were not present, they supported the athletes the whole way through. They chatted with a few before they left for the competitions and celebrated the athletes’ wins and achievements on their social media channels, including Laura Kenny, who became the first British woman to win gold at three consecutive Olympic Games.
The COVID-delayed Olympics were mostly done without crowds gathering in the arena. The closing ceremony, with light-shows and made for TV special effects, which replaced the large choreographed routines that have become the hallmark of Olympic ceremonies, were done in a stadium without spectators.
Though Japan has a lot to celebrate about as their athletes brought home a record medal haul finishing third in the table, the games did drive the country’s COVID cases to an all-time high.
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