PM: Syria will take part in Olympics

The Prime Minister has confirmed that Syria will take part in the 2012 Olympic Games. He said: "I don't think we should punish the athletes for the sins of the [Syrian] regime". He stressed that UK was doing everything it could to impose sanctions on the Syrian Government.

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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.