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Thursday, 30 June 2005

Blair Erection

Tony Blair has reiterated his support yesterday, for the London bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

He has stated that London's bid stands apart, from its four rivals, because of the long-term benefits the games would offer Britain and the capital city.


"We're bidding not just for the 17 days or three weeks that the games are on - we're bidding for the time before and after...If there is a unique selling point for London it is the legacy."

The bid will allegedly regenerate a run-down area of east London, where a 500-acre plot of land would be developed into a main Olympic precinct and one of the largest urban parks in Europe.

Blair went on to say:

"Legacy for the Olympic movement is the biggest thing we can offer..We will have new stadiums, we will be regenerating an entire area of London, and we're building an entire strategy for sport around our Olympic bid."

Blair will travel to Singapore to lobby for London, before next Wednesday's vote by the International Olympic Committee.

As with all politicians nearing their end of office, he is keen to have a monument to him erected.

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