As Londoners, we are thrilled at the prospect of reuniting the world’s greatest sporting collaboration with our own great city.
As leaders of London’s bid, our backgrounds in sport and commerce would ensure that the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London
balance passion with prudence; providing excellence without extravagance.
Sport has always been at the heart of our bid. So has partnership with the IOC. That is why we were eager to listen to – and act on – the IOC Applicant City Report’s recommendations to improve our plans for the Games.
Now London, a city devoted to sport, is poised to welcome the Games in a way certain to inspire every athlete. London’s role as beacon for world youth would also be a benefit. Staging the Games here in 2012 would advance the Olympic Movement, stimulating –
on a global scale – the interest of a new generation.
London’s diversity and creativity would contribute to the Games as well, guaranteeing a warm welcome for all and an exciting sporting and cultural experience.
For the city, hosting the Games would leave an enduring sporting, social and economic legacy. For the Olympic Movement, the commercial and creative powerhouse of London would provide unparalleled opportunities, enriching Olympism and spreading its ideals to the widest audience ever.
That is what we feel a Host City should do. That is what London would deliver.
Editor's comments - [ This is the 2005 candidate file for what was the successful London 2012 Olympic bid. Themes six (Finance) and 7 (Marketing) are missing since LOCOG tell us that the information is sensitive. LOCOG, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, with its registered office at One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LN and registered number 05267819, and interestingly that they (according to the website information officer as advised by the LOCOG press office) are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (2000) despite the 9.35 billion £ of public money that they are responsible for in the organisation of these games and the freedom of information notice links on their London 2012 website. (so much for transparency and accountability) Note: These are large files and take extra time to download. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : LOCOG. (2005). 2012 London Olympic Bid Candidate File. London: LOCOG
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