Attitude over age - London 2012

Uploaded by london2012 on 15.04.2009

Steve, LOCOG employee: Attitude over age is a really great statement to show that it doesn't
matter about your age - young or old, you can both achieve great things. So without
further ado it's my great pleasure to introduce to you The Zimmers.
The Zimmers, a musical group: "Buddy you're a boy - make a big noise.
Playing in the street gonna be a big man some day.
You got mud on your face, you big disgrace. Kicking your can all over the place.
We will, we will rock you! We will, we will rock you!"
Paul Deighton, LOCOG Chief Executive: What you've seen tonight is a perfect illustration
of when you put them all together what a wonderful rich mixture you get and that's the point
of diversity - it's putting it all together, then you get the picture we're looking for.
The Zimmers: "I'm not trying to cause a big s-s-sensation
(talkin' 'bout my generation). I'm just talkin bout my g-g-g-generation (talkin'
'bout my generation)."
Tony, LOCOG employee: We won the bid in Singapore on the fact were going to be an inclusive
candidate city, host city. And I think everybody believed us that we wanted to embrace our
own community and the world and this is one way of demonstrating that, particularly with
a group who tend to be disadvantaged, they tend to be people who people don't realise
have massive amounts of experience and skill.
Alf and Grace, members of The Zimmers band: Forget age, it doesn't matter. If you've got
it up here you can do things, do it. My God, get on with it, really get on with it.
You're only as old as you feel anyway, if you can do it it, get up there and do it.
The Zimmers: "You've got to fight for your right to party!"