The legacy of the Olympics will be on the agenda at a University of Birmingham debate on Friday.
Experts will be discussing how the Games can inspire more people to take up sport in the future from 11am-1pm.
The debate comes just days before the Jamaican track and field squad arrive on campus after selecting the university as a pre-Games training camp.
A 50-strong Jamaican team – including five-time world and three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt – will arrive at the university’s Edgbaston campus this weekend for their final training sessions.
Everything from a Jamaican menu – including 3,000 bananas, 30 goat heads and 20 pig tails – to ordering super-sized beds has been planned to perfection.
Panellists will include former Sports Minister Richard Caborn, Sir John Armitt, chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority and university professor of education and sport Kathleen Armour.
Prof Armour said: “The sheer scale of the London 2012 profile is likely to generate a certain amount of goodwill and inspire a brief increase in participation in grass roots sport.
“However, the complex factors that result in low levels of physical activity for large sections of the population will not be resolved by a one-off elite event.
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