Laurene Aubry, an international third year student studying Business Management, explained why she applied to be a Games Maker: ‘I wanted to grab the chance of taking part of such an amazing adventure and I didn't have to think twice about applying. I consider this as a once in a lifetime opportunity which would allow me to meet many different and interesting people, and maybe even the athletes!
‘I’ve spent almost three years in UK and I wanted to represent this country,as well as France. It’s my way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the good moments I’ve spent here. It also means I shall be part of one of the biggest teams in the world – I enjoy the idea of having the chance to put a bit of myself into the Games.’
Laurene will be working as a translator at the London 2012 Games. She commented: ‘As a member of the language services team, I will be an interpreter (French and Dutch) for athletes, the media and spectators. I will greet high profile clients,taking care of them from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.’
Laurene added: ‘I consider the Olympic Games to be a unique event capable of bringing so many people together; people forget about their political, religious or ideological differences as they all celebrate sport together. These Games are going to be incredible, not only in terms of sport but also in terms of all the cultural events which will take place in London during the summer.
‘Motivation is important as the Games Makers will be ‘the face’ of the Games; happy people mean better Games. As Games Makers we have the duty to make London 2012 memorable for all our guests, which will in turn make our own experiences unforgettable.’