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Sunday, 16 January 2005

Blair Fights for Olympics

British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has come out in support of London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

He said that hosting the Olympic Games in 2012 could bring the UK "unparalleled" social and economic benefits.

In a letter of support for London's 2012 bid, Mr Blair stressed that the event was a "prize worth fighting for".


"I am determined to do all I can to bring those games to the United Kingdom."

He went on to say:

"The economic benefits are clear. An Olympic Games hosted in London would create significant opportunities for companies up and down the UK in sectors as diverse as construction, tourism, merchandise, catering, design and IT."

He concluded:

"Having carefully examined the hosting experience of other countries, this Government believes a London Olympics is a prize worth fighting for."

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