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18 Apr 2006
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LONDON 2012: First IOC Coordination Commission Visit

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 will begin its first full visit to the British capital tomorrow. While the Chairman of the Coordination Commission, Denis Oswald, has already visited the city and the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 (LOCOG) several times since London’s election, this will be the first time that the full commission will have the opportunity to receive an update from LOCOG on the progress of London 2012’s project.
Role of the Commission
The Coordination Commission has three main roles during its lifetime. These are to supervise the progress of the Games preparations; to assist the organising committee by providing experience from past Games and liaising with key Olympic Movement groups to ensure that they understand and follow the regulations; and to represent the IOC vis-à-vis the public, media and government. The Commission will be in London once a year until four years out from the Games, when it will increase the frequency of its visits to twice a year. These visits are supplemented by project review and working group visits by smaller delegations from the IOC.
During its three-day visit to London, the Commission will hear from representatives of LOCOG and other local stakeholders, such as the Greater London Authority, the British Olympic Association and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The Commission members will also receive updates on the progress being made in different areas of LOCOG’s organisation, such as sport, communications, transport and the environment. The Commission is expected to tour the Olympic Park site as part of its visit.
100 per cent
The Games of London 2012 are expected to be the first Games where the 117 recommendations, where applicable, from the report of the Olympic Games Study Commission will be fully implemented. These recommendations look to try and help control the cost and complexity of organising the Olympic Games. LOCOG is also the first Organising Committee to benefit 100 per cent from the full range of IOC Games Management Tools, such as Transfer of Knowledge and Olympic Games Knowledge Management (OGKM) resources, from the start of the bid phase right through to the end of the Games.
London was elected as the Host City for the Games of the XXX Olympiad on 6 July 2005 at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore. London eventually succeeded in the fourth round of voting, taking 54 votes from a possible 104. London faced stiff opposition during the vote from the other four candidate cities: Paris, New York, Moscow and Madrid. There will be 26 sports on the Olympic Programme in London in 2012 and around 10,500 athletes.

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