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UK - Rwanda's Warm Welcome - 12 min 43 sec (30 July 2012)  
 



Everyone is watching their nations strive for success in the London Olympics. But away from the hype, small English towns are playing host to the different teams, experiencing some unlikely cultural exchanges.

For some, the Olympics are about nations competing against one another. Not for the people of Bury St Edmunds. In this small Suffolk village residents have welcomed the Rwandan team with open arms. "To actually hear and learn about Rwanda, East Africa, the culture; it's really special to us", says local teacher, Rob Walden. Hosting the team for their pre-Olympics training, the town has captured the true spirit of the Games by rallying around their guests, even going on to raise over $25,000 for sports equipment in Rwandan schools. "From the moment we stepped into this town we felt at home", athlete Linda Kalimba smiles.

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