Lord Sebastian Coe has selected Ivan Corea, of Redbridge, to be Olympic Ambassador. He has been selected for the honour, because of his vocal support for London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
In his new role, Mr Corea, will be using his prominence in the Redbridge community to encourage people to Back the Bid.
He has garnered support via a variety of channels, including; the UK Autism Awareness Campaign, which he established in Redbridge, and Stratford's Dream Harvest Group, of which he is managing director.
Mr Corea reportedly said:
"I'm delighted to accept this appointment. The Dream Harvest Group has been hugely involved in backing the bid right from the very start..We will continue to support the London 2012 bid, particularly in reaching out to minority ethnic communities."
"We're very excited about the bid; London is a great city, a city of many cultures, languages and communities. The Olympic Games will enhance this kaleidoscope of peoples so let us celebrate this diversity."