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Tuesday, 10 May 2005

Blair Backs Olympics

Prime Minister Tony Blair has endorsed a new brochure, that outlines a time line for the delivery of a London Olympics in 2012.

Blair is quoted in the pamphlet as saying:

"My commitment is total. I will do everything I can to deliver,"

The timeline:

2006 – Opening of the new Wembley Stadium.
2007 – Completion of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link between the Olympic Park and central London.
2008 – Work is finished on the Aquatics Centre and the Velopark.
2011 -- Terminal 5 at Heathrow opens

The brochure also says that if London wins the bid, the organising committee that will follow is to be led by bid chairman Sebastian Coe and Chief Executive Keith Mills.

However, Blair is likely to step down as PM within the next 18 months.

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