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SEARCH IS ON FOR THOSE WHO WILL MAKE THE GAMES.

THE search for London 2012 volunteers has arrived in the North East.

The Olympics volunteer selection programme opened in Gateshead yesterday, with 3,000 hopefuls expected to be interviewed over the next two weeks.

Potential volunteers, or Game Makers, will face one-on-one interviews at a special facility set up in the Baltic centre, on Gateshead's Quayside.

The interviews are the second stage in the process to become a London 2012 volunteer.

Some 250,000 people applied before the applications closed in October 2010.

Nick Storey, 20, from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, was among those hoping to secure himself a place.

The sports coaching student said: "I would love to be a Games Maker. I think it's inspirational and unique. The Olympics aren't going to come here again in my lifetime so I want to be a part of it."

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PLAYING THEIR PART North East Olympic stars Jonathan Edward Chris Cook pictured with Games Maker applicants
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 20, 2011
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