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Report: The Big Game 2011

Lancashire Telegraph: COUNTDOWN BEGINS Highlights of the Big Game at Rhyddings Park, Accrington. COUNTDOWN BEGINS Highlights of the Big Game at Rhyddings Park, Accrington.

AN ‘alternative Olympics’ saw teenagers invent wacky new games in Hyndburn at the weekend.

The Big Game, a sporting event developed by young people from Oswaldtwistle’s Civic Arts Centre and Pendle-based youth theatre Fuse, saw youngsters combine arts and sport at the Rhyddings Park spectacular on Saturday.

The event formed part of the London 2012 Open Weekend, a series of sporting and cultural events taking place across the UK to celebrate the ‘one year to go’ countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Youngsters took part in a procession before teams competed in sports invented by the young people.

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