Ashington boy, eight, sees third Olympics in person

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AN ASHINGTON boy saw the Olympics for the third time in person – despite being only eight.

Morgan Boult, a pupil at Ashington Church of England Primary School, was first taken to the Olympics as a baby for Athens 2004, but has now also seen the games in Beijing and London.

His mother, Natasha, said he had been taken to the games because she and her husband, Jack, 36, were both big fans of the Olympics.

Natasha, 37, from Ashington, said: “We’re huge fans, so we wanted to take him to the games. We now want to go to every one.

“He’s loved it. He’s already talking about Rio.”

But Morgan seeing the games live for the third time was not the only Olympic highlight for the Boult family.

Life-long Olympics fan Natasha was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the games opening and closing ceremonies, after she made it through auditions.

At the opening ceremony she banged the drums during the Industrial Revolution part of the performance, and got the chance to meet the stars of the games when she marshalled athletes through the ceremony.

For the full story, read the Worthing Herald, out this week, Thursday, August 16.