VIDEO: Palau's London 2012 Olympic Journey

By Gemma Martin of The Reporters' Academy

Over 200 years ago a link was formed between the Pacific nation, Palau and England thanks to Captain Wilson and Prince Lee Boo. This link was created when the Antelope crashed and the crew, including Captain Wilson, were shipwrecked on one of the islands of Palau. After being given refuge on Palau thanks to the High Chief Ibedul, as a thank you Captain Wilson took Prince Lee Boo back to England.

Unfortunately within six months Prince Lee Boo contracted small pox and died, he is buried at St Mary's Church Rotherhithe. The Olympic team Palau visited the tomb of Prince Lee Boo where they reflected on their Olympic Journey and the legacy they will leave behind.

This film was produced by Gemma Martin of The Reporters' Academy, a media production company run by young people, tasked with the mission of telling the stories of Oceania's London 2012 Journey. The Reporters' Academy is integrated into the world of media, education and employment, based in two great sporting cities, Manchester and Melbourne and is officially Inspired by London 2012.


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