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Thursday, 30 September 2004

London's Bid

The Labour Party conference, in Brighton, tried to give London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics a kick start on Tuesday.

The culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, reportedly said "Let's unite as a country to work for it, win it and give the world an Olympic Games that none of us will ever forget....This is about how ambitious and bold we are as a country. In sport there is no higher place than the Olympics. That must be our goal...."

UGHH!! Utter claptrap.

Mayor Ken Livingstone at least tried to inject a note of realism, by noting that London still had "some way to catch up" in respect of infrastructure.

The bottom line is simple, London does not have the infrastructure to cope with hosting the Games; and will not have it in place in time.

There is not a hope in hell of London being awarded the 2012 Games.

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