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London 2012 marks two year countdown

Olympic organisers are starting the two year countdown to the Games with the construction on schedule and within budget.

ODA chairman John Armitt said that the venues and infrastructure needed for the Games and in legacy are on schedule and within budget.

“Two years to go and London 2012 is in excellent shape,” said Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson MP. “The construction phase is 70 per cent complete; London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has attracted an unprecedented level of commercial sponsorship.”

“The Olympic Park Legacy Company is talking to key investors about securing a future for the Park and we are making real strides in developing a meaningful sports legacy which will be announcing in the Autumn.”

LOCOG’s commercial programme has progressed over the past twelve months, with 34 commercial sponsors now on board, raising over £650M and 36 licensees who will be manufacturing and selling over 10,000 individual pieces of London 2012 merchandise.

From today the UK public can volunteer for the games by becoming a “London 2012 Games Maker”, a “London Ambassador” or sign up for tickets.


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