Latvian among volunteers helping in Olympics

About 70,000 volunteers are among the people who are having a hand in the 2012 London Olympics, and at least one of them is a Latvian.

London-born Pēteris Pētersons is helping out as one of the Games Makers, he told Latvians Online in an email.

More than 240,000 people applied to be Games Makers and interviews were held with 100,000 of them, according to the official website of the London Olympics,

Volunteers, according to the website, have been part of the Olympics since they were first used in the 1948 London Olympics.

Pētersons, among other things, also is known as the bass player in the dormant Latvian-British punk band Arvīds un Mūrsitēji.

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Pēteris Pētersons is among 70,000 volunteers helping during the 2012 London Olympics. (Photo courtesy of Pēteris Pētersons)

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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