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Old March 28th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #2981
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2012 legacy plans 'raise the bar'
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London 2012's legacy plans have "raised the bar" for future Olympic hosts, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge said.
He is in Britain to get updates on Games preparations from Prime Minister David Cameron, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe and sports minister Hugh Robertson as IOC inspectors begin their final three-day visit before the Games begin in July.
His Downing Street meeting with Mr Cameron includes an action plan from which both Government and organisers hope to secure long-term benefits from staging the Games in Stratford, east London.
Mr Rogge said: "London has raised the bar on how to deliver a lasting legacy.
"We can already see tangible results in the remarkable regeneration of east London.
"This great historical city has created a legacy blueprint for future Games hosts."
Mr Rogge will also meet 2000 Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis, former Olympic sprinters Darren Campbell and Jason Gardener, plus double Paralympic swimming gold medallist Ellie Simmonds, who are the newly named ambassadors for the Sainsbury's School Games.
The Princess Royal and Mr Cameron will later host a Downing Street reception for youngsters who are involved in the event.
Up to 1,600 schoolchildren are competing in this multi-sport competition, which includes disability contests, with the finals taking place at the Olympic Park in May.
The success of the legacy plans is not guaranteed but the tricky issue has been "built into the DNA of London 2012", according to Mr Cameron as the Government also published its legacy blueprint, entitled Beyond 2012.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #2982
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I just returned from Beijing a few weeks ago and can safely say... that there was zero legacy there... its like a ghost town.

Closed shops, empty buildings, derelict streets... security stop you touching any of the sculptures or taking photos of stuff..

The birds nest stadium was actually quite underwhelming 'in the flesh' too... not sure what all of the fuss was over it.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #2983
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Thanks for the nice pics.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #2984
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Post 2978: fantastic
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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #2985
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[IMG]http://i39.************/2qx7oee.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i41.************/3468hf5.jpg[/IMG]
Weymouth seafront tower takes shape ahead of Olympics
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Old March 29th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #2986
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Rogge says London is blueprint for future
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (C) and Chair of the London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) Sebastian Coe listen, as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge (L) speaks during a news conference at 10 Downing Street in London March 28, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]
LONDON - London 2012 will be a blueprint for future Olympic Games, IOC president Jacques Rogge said on Wednesday ahead of a three-day inspection of the venues.
"London has raised the bar on how to deliver a lasting legacy," Rogge told a news conference alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron.
"We can already see tangible results in the remarkable regeneration of East London. This great historical city has created a legacy blueprint for future Games hosts."

Rogge met Cameron at Downing Street to discuss preparations for the Games which start on July 27 and met several London 2012 ambassadors including former heptathlete Denise Lewis.
The inspection visit by the IOC, the last one scheduled before the start of the Games, coincides with the publication of the Government's new legacy blueprint.
"Legacy has been built into the DNA of London 2012," Cameron said. "But by definition, of course, the true legacy of London 2012 lies in the future.
"Though much has been done, I am acutely aware that the drive to embed and secure the benefits of London 2012 is still to come. That is our biggest challenge. It's also our greatest opportunity."
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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #2987
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I hadn't actually seen these images - certainly interesting to say the least!
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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2988
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Good news.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #2989
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Royal Navy's Type 23 Frigate "HMS St Albans" Is Ready To Defend

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Old March 30th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #2990
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London is ready to welcome the world! IOC give Games seal of approval after final inspection

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/oly...#ixzz1qbhgFNNa
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Old March 31st, 2012, 02:24 PM   #2991
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Old March 31st, 2012, 02:29 PM   #2992
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London 'on way to gold': Games get top marks after final inspection

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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:02 PM   #2993
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First test event
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Any reason why the seats have gone from the right of the stadium?
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Old April 1st, 2012, 11:38 AM   #2995
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Any reason why the seats have gone from the right of the stadium?
It will be fitted out for the media and Press.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 11:44 AM   #2996
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Old April 1st, 2012, 01:25 PM   #2997
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Old April 1st, 2012, 01:36 PM   #2998
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Old April 1st, 2012, 04:15 PM   #2999
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those mascots are cool
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:22 PM   #3000
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Today I visited the Olympic Stadium. They let me clamber all over it, so here are my views of the park from the rafters. They are all through a fine grill, so the corners are lost, but I think it gives new views.














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