Andy Burnham: Greater Manchester has good claim to be country's sporting capital



Labour's Andy Burnham believes Monday's Olympic and Paralympic parade underlines Greater Manchester's claim to be the "country's sporting capital".
Burnham, who is campaigning to be the area's first elected mayor, was an early advocate for a celebration of Britain's Rio achievements to be held in Manchester in addition to London.
Over 350 athletes and 200,000 fans are taking part in the parade of floats before moving on to the capital on Tuesday, and Burnham thinks they have chosen the perfect place to begin festivities.
The area not only boasts th e National Cycling Centre, which... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 25
Source: Belper News
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