An Olympic World Record attempt for Australians in London
Every Australian in London has been invited to join forces with the Aussie Olympic Team for a very special pre-Olympic event. On Wednesday 25 July – just two days before the London Games begin – the Australian Olympic Team and the Commonwealth Bank are hoping to set a new Guinness World Record.
Calling all London-based Aussies – do your bit for Australia!
Every Australian in London has been invited to join forces with the Aussie Olympic Team for a very special pre-Olympic event. On Wednesday 25 July – just two days before the London 2012 Olympic Games begin – the Australian Olympic Team and the Commonwealth Bank are hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for the “Most People Wearing the Same Full Team Kit”. Our Aussie Olympic hopefuls are calling on you to “take part and help break the first World Record of the Olympics and make sure that it goes to Australia”.
“The record currently sits at 537 (set in Switzerland) but knowing how passionate our Aussie supporters are, we are sure we can beat that and at the same time show our Olympians that we’re supporting them as they strive for victory in London,” a CommBank spokesperson told Australian Times.
The Aussie Record Attempt will be held at the Windmill Pub in Clapham Common and the first 1000 people to arrive will be given “an exclusive Commonwealth Bank Aussie Supporter Kit to wear proudly on the night” which they can keep and wear for the duration of the Olympics.
“Basically we’re calling on all Australians in London to don the famous green and gold and show their pride for their Aussie Olympic hopefuls. The CommBank CAN Aussie Record Attempt will give exiled Aussies the chance to cheer on the team.
“The record attempt will be photographed and a ‘Gigapixel’ image will be posted on the Commonwealth Bank Facebook page later that week allowing you to tag yourself and prove to your mates that you’re a Guinness World Record Holder.”
There will be a host of special guests to help set the record including Olympic Medallist and Australian swimming legend Geoff Huegill who will be alongside members of the current Australian Olympic Team. There will also be a free Aussie BBQ on the night, DJs playing Aussie tunes, competitions and prize giveaways. The event will be covered live on Channel 9′s The Today Show back in Australia so all London-based Aussies are being encouraged to come along and “wave to your friends and family back home”.
“The evening will be a celebration of all things Australian, from a full Aussie barbie to a full night of the finest Aussie music.”
Once all guests are in their team kit and ready, everyone will move on to Clapham Common for the (fingers crossed) record breaking team photograph. Doors at the Windmill Pub open at 19:00 with the official team photo happening at 21:30.
For more information or to register your interest, head to Facebook.com/CommonwealthBank/events
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