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Thursday, 7 April 2005

Nelson Mandela Backs London Bid

Nelson Mandela has come out in favour of London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mandela praised London's ethnic diversity yesterday, and said it would be unrivalled in its suitability to stage the Games.


"There is no city like London. It is a wonderfully diverse and open city providing a home to hundreds of different nationalities...I can't think of a better place to hold an event that unites the world."

This support is a considerable boost for the London campaign, which is still behind Paris the favourites.

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