IOC President Hails London’s Legacy Ambition
By iSportconnect | March 28, 2012
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has lauded London 2012 organiser’s efforts into building towards a positive legacy by describing their plans post Games as a “blue print for others to follow.” Rogge also revealed that the London’s extensive legacy planning was key in them winning the bid and is very happy with the progress they have made.
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.’
Locog chief executive Paul Deighton expects to tell Rogge, who brings his inspectors to the capital this week, that London has stuck by the plan outlined when they won the Games in 2005.
‘We have two main messages for the IOC this week,’ Deighton told the Daily Telegraph. ‘The first is that we are on track to deliver on all the promises that we made when we bid to stage the Games back in 2005.
‘My presentation to them is primarily about that, running through all the areas that we said we would deliver and how we are on track to fulfil those promises.
‘The second is that all the major partners in this project are united in delivering the Games. We will be presenting along with the mayor of London and central government, and our message is that we are all working together in a very strong partnership, and we are committed to making this a great Games with a very strong legacy.’