LONDON 2012: Second Coordination Commission Visit
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 will visit London this week in order to conduct a full overview of the London 2012 project. This will be the second time that the full Commission has visited London, following its first visit last April. Led by its Chairman, Denis Oswald, the Commission will be in London for three days from 12 to 14 June and will hear reports from the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) and its partners about a full range of Games- related topics.
During its three-day visit to London, the Commission will hear from representatives of LOCOG and other local stakeholders, such as the Greater London Authority, the British Olympic Association, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Olympic Delivery Authority. The Commission members will receive updates on the progress being made in various areas of LOCOG’s organisation, such as sport, communications, transport, the environment and venue development. The Commission will also tour some of the Olympic venues as part of its visit, in order to see the progress being made first-hand.
The Coordination Commission for the London Games is chaired by Denis Oswald and contains representatives from the IOC, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Federations (IFs), the International Paralympic Committee and an athlete representative, as well as experts in other fields. The Commission visits the host city once a year until four years from the Games, when the visits become twice-yearly until the Games are held. The Commission’s full meetings are supplemented by regular visits by smaller IOC teams involving the Commission Chairman, selected members of the Commission and members of the IOC administration. Several visits of these smaller working groups have been held in London since the last Coordination Commission meeting.
London was elected as the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad on 6 July 2005 at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore. London eventually succeeded in the fourth round of voting, taking 54 votes from a possible 104. London faced stiff opposition during the vote from the other four candidate cities: Paris, New York, Moscow and Madrid. There will be 26 sports on the Olympic Programme in London in 2012 and around 10,500 athletes.
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