Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Chris Hoy has launched a new limited edition bottle of Highland Spring water. The 1.5 litre Hoyland Spring bottles have the standard silver detail usually seen on the Highland Spring replaced with gold to celebrate Chris’s amazing achievements throughout his career.
The bottle honours the athlete who has been an Ambassador for the brand since 2008, working with them to help get Britain active.
The six-time gold medalist has revealed that a million bottles of water with the label ‘Hoyland Spring’ will soon be on sale.
The name is a play on the well-known brand Highland Spring, with whom he is working to release the bottles. After his consistently magnificent displays for Britain we can all now drink to his health.
Group marketing director for Highland Spring, Sally Stanley comments, ‘Chris is a wonderful role model and we will continue to work closely with him to encourage people to try new sports and to adopt a healthy active lifestyle.’
Meanwhile, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be ‘the next great moment’ in British sport, according to the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
The Commonwealth Games are an opportunity to build on the success of the summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, said Sir Craig Reedie, who played a key role in bringing the Olympics to London.
The former badminton champion made the comments at a reception at the Scottish Parliament, which was also attended by Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg.
‘Staging the London 2012 Games this summer was a tremendous team effort that harnessed the talents of every nation in the UK,’ Sir Craig said.
‘As we hand over the baton to Glasgow 2014, we do so in the knowledge that the Commonwealth Games will be the next great moment in the UK’s golden decade of sport.’
Mr Grevemberg, who also gave a speech at the reception, said London 2012 was ‘an important learning experience’ for the organisers of Glasgow 2014.
‘Glasgow 2014 is the next major multi-sport event on these shores and it will be our moment to shine in a little under two years, so it is encouraging to see the great level of support for the Games at this event,’ he said.
‘We look forward to continuing to work with our Games partners, stakeholders and members of the Scottish Parliament to ensure that we deliver an outstanding Games for Glasgow, Scotland and the Commonwealth.’
Commonwealth Games and Sport Minister Shona Robison said: ‘I saw for myself the tremendous success of London 2012 and the sheer excitement that people had for the Games.
‘Our engagement with Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and the UK Government has given us valuable lessons about what worked that stands us in good stead to deliver a brilliant spectacle in 2014.’
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy cycled the first lap of the Commonwealth velodrome named in his honour yesterday. The official opening for the velodrome and the National Indoor Sports Arena will take place on Friday.