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19 May 2008
London 2012 , IOC News , London 2012 News

LONDON 2012: Third Visit For IOC Commission

From 20 to 22 May, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Commission for the London 2012 Games will be in the British capital to assess the London Organising Committee (LOCOG)’s progress over the past year. Chaired by Olympian Denis Oswald, the Coordination Commission will look at a number of Games-related topics, visit some of the sites of the future Olympic venues and have an opportunity to meet some of the London Games key partners. This will be the third visit by the Commission to London since it was elected as the host city for the 2012 Games.
The Olympic Way
As well as discussing with LOCOG and its partners the progress made since the Commission’s last visit, the Commission members will use their vast experience of the Games and of the organisation of sports events to help guide and advise LOCOG in areas as varied as sport, marketing, media operations, workforce and the cultural Olympiad. They will also get the chance to see a number of the Olympic venues during their visit, including the Olympic Park site and Wembley, which will see the Commission walk down the Olympic Way to access this iconic stadium.
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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