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IOC tells Cardiff that it won't be able to keep Olympic rings

Cardiff council has been told by the International Olympic Committee it won't be able to put the Olympic Rings back up in the capital as a permanent land mark.

The council had hoped they'd serve as a reminder of the role the city played during the games.

While we’re naturally pleased that Cardiff embraced the Games and the Olympic Rings, which were replaced by the Paralympic Agitos in the middle of August, our guidelines are that permanent sets of Olympic Rings are only allowed in the host city.

The only possible exception would be a request from a co-host city that hosted an entire competition schedule, for example a sailing venue that hosted all of the sailing events.

– Andrew Mitchell, International Olympic Committee

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