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Wednesday, 27 July 2005

Olympic Lottery Launched

The first lottery game to raise funds for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics is to be unveiled.

The National Lottery has to raise £1.5BN for the Games.

To this end, a new scratch card game will be launched today.

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of London 2012, will be joined by Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell and other of gold medal winners to launch the game.

In addition to the scratch card, there will also be internet-based as well as themed around one-off events such as the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Olympic organisers are keen to screw as much money out of people as possible, whilst they are still enthusiastic for the idea of holding the Olympics in Britain.

Once the reality of the costs and disruption sets in, it will be far more difficult to raise money.

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