London tells IOC: we've kept our promises- 28 Mar 2012 00:00:00
The key message the International Olympic Committee (IOC) group, including president Jacques Rogge, will hear in London this week is that the city and its local organising committee have delivered on all the pledges made seven years ago when London was awarded the right to host the Olympic Games.
Rogge and a team of inspectors begin their final inspection visit of London today at Downing Street, where they will meet David Cameron, the prime minister, at the start of a three-day visit.
Paul Deighton, the chief executive of Locog, told the Daily Telegraph that there would be two key messages for the IOC - firstly, that London is 'on track to deliver on all the promises that we made when we bid to stage the Games back in 2005,' and secondly 'that all the major partners in this project are united in delivering the Games.'
Rogge, adds the newspaper, is also expected to deliver three days of congratulatory messages. He wrote in a guide to London's legacy plans that the city 'has raised the bar on how to deliver a lasting legacy by incorporating long-range planning in every aspect of the 2012 Games.'