Olympic athletes back campaign against hunger
group of Olympic athletes from around the world has backed a campaign
against child malnutrition in poor countries.
Olympians including Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba and British long
jumper Greg Rutherford, both gold medal winners at the London Games, are
among athletes who have written an open letter to Prime Minister David
Cameron ahead of a so-called "hunger summit" at the leader's residence
in No.10 Downing Street.
The letter urged
Cameron to prioritize a push against malnutrition when Britain takes the
presidency of the G8 next year.
brings together leaders from Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh, India and
Ireland. Also invited are Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie
and Brazilian football star Pele.