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May 22, 2006

Daley Thompson

Double Olympic champion Daley Thompson has revealed he will take an active role in guiding and inspiring the next generation of British athletes. Thompson, who won decathlon gold at the 1980 and 1984 Games, will visit athletics clubs and universities before holding training camps in September.

He said: "When I was a kid I only wanted to be Olympic champion. Most kids today don't aim high enough. I think I can give them self belief and make them more professional."

Thompson believes his experience is vital to finding and nurturing the next generation of British stars, who will take centre stage at the 2012 Olympics.

BBC Sport

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