Paralympics / U.K. ambassador Gould marks 70 days to Paralympics
British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, and British Council Director, Simon Kay, compete against the Paralympic Athletes' rowing team.
The British Embassy in Israel together with the British Council marked 70 days to the opening of the Paralympic Games in London.
In an event that was held this week at the Daniel Rowing Center in Tel Aviv, two rowing teams from the Embassy and the Council led by the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, and British Council Director, Simon Kay, competed against the Paralympic Athletes' rowing team.
Ambassador Gould spoke at the event, and congratulated the Israeli athletes. "Both Britain and Israel can take real pride in our record of treating our disabled population," he said. "I know that both Israel and Britain take huge pride in the amazing record of each of our Paralympic teams. And when you go to London we are looking for you to do even better than before and come back with more medals than anyone else, apart from us."
He added that both the Olylmpic and Paralympic Games will be"more accessible than ever."