In demand – Louis Smith

Athletics - Louis Smith Photo call - Huntingdon Gymnastics Club

Louis Smith has joined the logistics company UPS as its fourth ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic Games as the company passed another logistics milestone by handling its 250,000th item for next years big event. Louis joins Ben Ainslie, Denise Lewis and Steve Rider as ambassadors for UPS, a Tier One London 2012 sponsor.

The London 2012 Games will be the largest single peacetime logistical undertaking in the world and the quarter million items that have arrived so far include:

• Delivery and assembly of the BMX starting gate, delivered into the BMX arena on the Olympic Park

• Basketball hoops, also delivered into the Olympic Park

• Hockey training pitches

• Beach volleyball umpire’s chair for Horseguard’s Parade

• 2012 RIB sailing boats for the sailing test events

Earlier in the year Smith featured in a new Adidas campaign and also joined the BMW London 2012 Performance Team. He has also featured on BBC’s Olympic Dreams series. It seems both Louis and fellow 2008 Olympian Beth Tweddle are in the two British gymnasts who are most in demand. Tweddle most recently had a Virgin Pendolino Train named after her. We can see why, after chatting to both Beth and Louis at the Glasgow Grand Prix earlier this year, we found that the two are very down to earth and likeable characters, not just for their gymnastics abilities but for their great personalities. Come on, who wouldn’t want a piece of Louis!?!

Louis has been named in the nominative MAG team list for the 2011 World Championships along with Daniel Purvis, Daniel Keatings, Sam Oldham, Kristian Thomas and Ruslan  Panteleymonov. Max Whitlock has been named reserve for the moment.

More information can be found about Louis and UPS on Inside The Games.  Visit Louis’ official website here.

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