The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the London 2012 Games, led by its Chairman, Denis Oswald, will meet in London this week for its sixth visit to the British capital since London was awarded the Games in 2005. The three days of meetings will run from 6 till 8 July 2010, and will see the Commission members visit some of the Olympic venues and hear reports from the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) on the progress of the preparations for the Games.
Venues and Client Services
With the Games a little over two years away, London 2012 is now approaching a key stage in its development, as it starts to move into its operational testing phase. It is during the next year-and-a-half that LOCOG will need to test its plans in order to ensure that they will stand up to the rigours of hosting an Olympic Games. With that in mind, the Commission will look at the state of venue construction by visiting a number of the venues and also by examining the services being planned for a number of client groups including the athletes, National Olympic Committees, the media, International Federations and spectators.
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.