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Olympic roadshow visits Weymouth
Weymouth sailing
The sailing academy is already hosting the youth championships
An Olympic roadshow is stopping at a seaside town which is gearing up to host the 2012 sailing events.

The bus will be at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on Portland on Saturday morning as part of its 3,000-mile tour around Britain.

The roadshow will give Dorset people a taste of what the 2012 games could mean for businesses and the tourist trade.

The visit coincides with the youth sailing world championships - on in Weymouth and Portland until 21 July.

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the Olympic organising committee, said: "This UK roadshow will help to ensure that regional cities and businesses feel part of the 2012 experience.

"It will provide them with information about our plans and the opportunity to be part of the world's biggest sporting event."

Dorset South MP Jim Knight added: "This is an important first-step in getting people talking about and looking forward to the Olympics."

The roadshow, being organised by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, will stop at more than 50 locations before finishing in Liverpool on 27 July.

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