IOC praises London 2012 legacy

London 2012's legacy plans have "raised the bar" for future hosts of the Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has said.

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Cameron and Coe play badminton in the No 10 garden

James Tapsfield, the Press Association's Political Correspondent, has tweeted a picture of the Prime Minister and Seb Coe, the Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, playing badminton as part of the publicity for the Olympics:


PM takes on seb coe +experts at badminton in No10 garden. Doing well until stops to ask how to score

Rogge: 'we are a happy Olympic committee'

The head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge is in London on his final inspection before the Games. He said:

We are confident that we will have a great Games, but we all know that the proof of the pudding is in the eating...We already have positive results in terms of the legacy...To conclude, Prime Minister, we are a happy Olympic committee.

London is a 'legacy blueprint'

The Prime Minister is talking about the legacy of the Olympic Games. He said: "legacy planning is I think further ahead than for any other Olympic city".

He mentioned the Aquatic Centre which will become a community swimming pool "for local people", and the athlete's village which will be converted to "affordable private housing".


Govt reveals full details of Olympics legacy

The Government will today reveal its vision for the legacy of the Olympic Games. A booklet entitled Beyond 2012 (PDF) lays out the Government's plans for the future of the Olympic venues and London's East End, the sporting legacy as well as the economic benefits. David Cameron said:

Legacy has been built into the DNA of London 2012...Though much has been done, I am acutely aware that the drive to embed and secure the benefits of London 2012 is still to come. That is our biggest challenge. Its also our greatest opportunity.

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