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Pakistan: British High Commission hosts Olympics Iftar dinner


Pakistan Observer:

Islamabad—The British High Commissioner, Adam Thomson, hosted an Iftar dinner at the British High Commission in Islamabad to mark the start of London 2012 Games.

Speaking to the assembled guests of diplomats, Olympic officials, former athletes and media personnel, the High Commissioner sent his best wishes to the Pakistani athletes participating in the Games.

The guests also enjoyed a display of rare sporting photographs by Yahya Ghaznavi, depicting former Pakistani and British Olympians and sporting heroes.

The Iftar dinner reflects the special arrangements that have been made as part of the 2012 Games to enable the observance of Ramadan.

The London organising committee has worked hard to ensure that all athletes, media, spectators, workforce and volunteers are able to participate fully in the Games whilst observing Ramadan. Speaking at the occasion, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson said: “I wish the Pakistani Olympic and Paralympic teams the very best of luck as they proudly represent their nation at the London 2012 Games.

The Pakistan hockey team has been drawn in the same group as the British team for the preliminary round of the Olympic hockey tournament and we all look forward to that exciting encounter.

The athletes are the centrepiece of the Games and our focus has been on building the best possible stage on which they can shine.

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