One of Scotland's premier venues to host pre-Olympics event

Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) has secured the contract for an international sports science event in the run up to the London Olympics.

The SECC is one of the venues that has already benefitted from the Games, landing the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport in July 2012.

It will see 3,000 delegates descend on Glasgow and the event is expected to generate more than £5 million for the local economy.

In addition, the event will strengthen Glasgow's credentials as a major sporting city ahead of it hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"The SECC will be playing an integral part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games when they come to Glasgow and this pre-Olympic conference represents further our continuing commitment to supporting and staging major sporting events," said Ben Goedegebuure, director of sales at the venue.

Sally Chatterjee, interim chief executive officer of Visit London, recently that said London venues would benefit from the buzz created by the Olympics.

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