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Monday, 4 July 2005

France and Britain Go Head To Head

The run up to the 2012 Olympics vote this Wednesday has become more frenetic.

The French have been upset by criticisms of their Stade de France stadium, during a London press conference. However, they have decided not to make a formal complaint.

Tony Blair, who arrived at Singapore on Sunday, is expected to meet members of the International Olympic Committee to promote the UK bid.

England football captain David Beckham is also expected to lobby for London.

The IOC executive board will meet on Monday to discuss a number of Olympic issues, such as the contract for the Games.

Paris is still the favourite to win the bid. The recent spat between Chirac and Blair, over the EU, has added zest to the competition between the two countries.

Should France lose, it is widely expected to herald the death knell for Chirac as President of France; he has already been humiliated over the EU constitution debacle.

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