ISLAMABAD – British High Commissioner in Pakistan Adam Thomson has termed the 2008 Beijing Olympics a very well-organised and disciplined event and said the 2012 London Olympics would be held in a different and unique British style.

“It is a good opportunity for British people to show their true colours and abilities to the world,” Adam said in Waqt News sports programme ‘Game Beat’. “We hope that home ground and home crowd advantage will help Britain winning maximum gold medals in this year’s Olympics. The players will have a great support of British people who are much enthusiastic about Olympics.”

Thomson said England was the only country who was hosting the Olympics for the third time and they were fully prepared for hosting this mega event. “We are celebrating these historic moments along with the Pakistan people and I want to see Pakistan in the hockey final in this year Olympics and if it happens, it will be a great moment for me as well as entire Pakistani nation. I will fully support Pakistani teams until they are not competing against the home sides.”

“I want to enjoy London Olympics along with maximum number of Pakistani crowd and I hope it will strengthen the relations between two countries. Pakistanis should come to London to enjoy the sports and those, who cannot come to witness the mega event, can enjoy it while seeing it live on televisions.” Thomson said that cricket was his favourite sports and he wanted Pakistan and England to join hands for the inclusion of cricket in the Olympics. He also told that there was a time when he used to play squash.

The British High commissioner said the British Council was also working in collaboration with the schools in Pakistan to include sports as part of syllabus. “It will help Pakistan to get quality athletes and players in future as sports will become a part of youngsters’ lives.”

He appreciated the participation of Pakistan team in Paralympics. He said Pakistan’s Paralympics team was very strong and would bring laurels for the country which will be matter of pride for the country.