Olympic film highlights technology support for British athletesSubscribe
BAE Systems 12 January 2012
BAE Systems' engineering support for the UK's Wheelchair Racers has been highlighted in a new film produced by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
'Game Changer: Britain prepares' tells the amazing stories of people across the UK preparing for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This exciting film will be shown to millions on television, in Embassies and at hundreds of events around the world in the run-up to the 2012 Games. Several storylines take the audience to different parts of the United Kingdom with Britain Prepares - BAE Systems including work underway with wheelchair racer Shelly Woods in the wind tunnel at Warton, where they are helping to improve the performance of racing wheelchairs and the athletes.
As part of a five year technology partnership with UK Sport launched in 2008, engineers at BAE Systems have been working with over 20 sports teams including taekwondo, track cycling, skeleton, sailing, short track speed skating, athletics, canoeing (slalom and sprint), badminton, basketball, wheelchair racing, swimming, modern pentathlon and shooting.
William Hague MP said: "2012 is an exciting year for all of us. This film will demonstrate the best of Britain to audiences across the world."
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