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Well I am getting all excited.  The bid results for the 2012 Olympic Games are due out today at 12:46pm (BST)  I have my fingers and toes crossed for London to get it!   It would be a great honour and so very exciting to host this event.  I was in Manchester for the 2000 Commonwealth Games and have seen first hand just how much of a positive impact such events have on a city.  I offer nothing but my complete support for this bid and I hope that we manage to persuade the IOC members that London is the place to have this event.  


Like France we have also placed 2 previous bids with Manchester as the host city, however this time we have gone one better and put London forward as the venue.  France has put Paris forward twice previously and both times they have been looked over in favour of better locations and bids.  Although they are suggested as favourites, I would be quite surprised if Paris has altered their bid significantly enough based on feedback of the previous two bids to win this one.  


This is the bid that could just manage to get our Olympic hopefuls all motivated to make 2012 the year that England beat America and Australia at events that they tend to dominate such as swimming and track & field events!!!! J  


Good luck to the London 2012 bid!!!

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 9:32 AM | Back to top

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This might be controversial, but I didn't support the bid. It seems funny how the Government offered next to no support at all for the Manchester and Birmingham bids, and then all-of-a-sudden London puts in a bid and the Government put themselves fully (and financially) behind the bid, and then start trying to fob the whole country off saying that "everyone" supports the bid. Well did they ask me? Personally I think London is a terrible place to host the Olympics. Regardless of whether or not it can actually cope (transport system anyone?) but even just from a purely geographical point of view - it's right down the bottom of England away from the majority of the English population. Somewhere like Birmingham would have been much better as it's in the MIDDLE of England, so better/easier for everyone.

Sadly, this is just another example of Londoners forgetting that the Country of England isn't just one big City called "London", but there are other people too.
Left by Paul Freeman-Powell on Jul 06, 2005 1:56 PM

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Paul I disagree with you totally on the Manchester bid. The government did back that one totally. I was there in Manchester. They had everything very well planned after suggesting the extension of the current commonwealth games venues. The problem with that bid was the lack of backing from the public and also from the IOC. They felt that it was inappropriate to host an Olympic Games at a site that is not the capital city.

Did you not notice that this time it was Moscow, Paris, Madrid, London and NYC... Now how many of those are countries capital cities?

As for the London transport system being an issue for 2012, this is less of a problem than you may think. The London transport system is being improved for the event and it will leave a lasting legacy of a better transport system that would otherwise be left in it's current state of affairs. This can only be good!

Also London needs a decent swimming pool after them closing Crystal Palace pool for repair! Good on the IOC for getting that one in there!
Left by Sarah on Jul 06, 2005 2:40 PM

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