Team GB and ParalympicsGB comprise 900 elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes selected by The British Olympic Association* and the British Paralympic Association** in partnership with the National Governing Bodies of the 46 sports (26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic) that will compete in London 2012.
Our Greatest Team
Together, Team GB and ParalympicsGB at London 2012 are Our Greatest Team. There is no other sporting competition in which Great Britain and Northern Ireland field such a large, diverse and talented team to represent our nation with pride and excellence. With the vital home nation support of the whole of the UK behind them, Our Greatest Team will be 900 athletes, 60 million strong.
The British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association work in partnership with the sport National Governing Bodies to ensure that British athletes will be the best prepared, best equipped, best supported and most ambitious group of elite sportsmen and women to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland when they arrive at the start line at London 2012.
With your support, Our Greatest Team will have the essential resources they need to reach their pinnacle, unite the nation in pride, and inspire the next generation to pursue their own Olympic and Paralympic dreams.
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* The British Olympic Association (BOA) is independent and privately funded. It receives no funding from the lottery or government and has no political interests. The success of its mission is entirely dependent upon the income we receive from our fundraising and events. The BOA is the strong, independent voice for British Olympic Sport and is responsible for promoting the Olympic Movement throughout the UK.
** The British Paralympic Association (BPA), brand name ParalympicsGB is a registered charity responsible for ensuring Britain's top disabled athletes are best prepared to compete in the Paralympic Games. ParalympicsGB aims to use the power of the London 2012 Paralympic Games to inspire and deliver lasting change in Paralympic sport in Great Britain.