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LONDON TO HOST 2012 GAMES

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Message 1 - posted by Peter Scrivener - BBC Sport (U1644486) , Jul 6, 2005

The announcement has been made - London has won it - fantastic news and the cheer that went up here was amazing!

Brilliant!!
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Message 2 - posted by Sanx (U183345) , Jul 6, 2005

Following Chirac's recent intransigence about the Common Agricultural Policy and his disparaging remarks about Britain (and its cuisine), I really hope that Blair takes this opportunity to rub it in a little.

Well done London - fantastic result.

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Message 3 - posted by jammy07 (U1664573) , Jul 6, 2005

The best city in the world meets the best sporting event in the world!! No doubt the result will be extraordinary! A great day for a great city!!

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Message 4 - posted by reggie1967 (U1689257) , Jul 6, 2005

200 years after trafalgar, we have once again managed to fight off the french and spanish

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Message 5 - posted by multiply (U1689272) , Jul 6, 2005

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Message 6 - posted by merryWeller (U1689274) , Jul 6, 2005

First tough decision to be made....

Do we offer the catering concession to the French of the Finns?

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Message 7 - posted by CopperwheatB (U1689260) , Jul 6, 2005

Absolutely, I'm a Brit that now lives in New York, and am very happy that London has won as opposed to NYC or Paris. It will be a great opportunity for people to pull together and make London spectacular for 2012, including the government. Plus it will be just what the East End needs, an area I used to live in and love very much.
I bet Chirac isn't looking so smug now, as for British food, who can beat it it's delicious!

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Message 8 - posted by Kurt Wahlstrom (U1108391) , Jul 6, 2005

Three cheers for London and Britain!! I couldn't be more happy for the people of London and Britain! You will do the world proud!!


Kurt
Minnesota, USA

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Message 9 - posted by KO (U1645321) , Jul 6, 2005

Well done for a job superbly executed.

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Message 10 - posted by deanalee (U1689430) , Jul 6, 2005

... oh dear - ever heard of the Millenium Dome ?

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Message 11, Jul 6, 2005

This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

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Message 12, Jul 6, 2005

This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

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Message 13 - posted by Alphact (U1689556) , Jul 6, 2005

So why is message 11 allowed to stand? Is this not what one could call a xenophobic comment? Surely if one can insult the French on your forum, one should be able to insult whomever, it only seems fair.

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Message 14 - posted by SamMcClemont (U1689635) , Jul 6, 2005

Gutted. I, along with 50 million others in the UK who don't live in London, am going to have to pay inflated tax bills for the next 20 years to pay for 2 weeks of fun for Londoners, who are already the richest people in the country.

If they want it, make them pay for it alone - hike the London council tax.

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Message 15 - posted by my rings burning!! Ring o' Fire! (U1689242) , Jul 6, 2005

WHY CANT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND.

This is about the UK with London as the focal point.

Urban regeneration is crucial. As far as I am aware, Birmingham has had huge improvements as has Manchester. So why not London. It is the capital. It is our flagship city.

The nation will benefit as a whole. look beyond your negative attitude and read into the facts before you start moaning about how it is so grim up north.

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Message 16 - posted by gwobhy (U1689646) , Jul 6, 2005

I am french citizen but I don't think it matters so much since I am a bit amazed by all the fuzz made by this event. In France as in England. Few days ago a nice event, Live8, brought millions of people from every where in the world together to show to the G8 that citizens are much more interested in politics than they usually beleive. Now, people get crazy for organizing a month of sportive events in one town. A month in which, of course, not one sportman will compete unfairly using drugs.
And maybe as english citizen you could be critical on the behaviour of your delegation which did not appear to be the most fairplay of all. But maybe this is too much to ask you?

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Message 17 - posted by orbital123 (U1689671) , Jul 6, 2005

Im from London and I dont want it. Why should only London get a rise in tax? We have to suffer engineering works for the next 7 years now that London Underground finally decide to do something about the poor train system.

Londoners have to suffer over crowded journeys now what do you think it'll be like when the Olympics start?

It bad for imigration, travel and don't see how any IOC member thought it would be good after travelling on our transport.

Gutted London won, knowing the way things run in this city it'll be London 2013.

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Message 18 - posted by mysterybadger (U1689659) , Jul 6, 2005

Gutted. I, along with 50 million others in the UK who don't live in London, am going to have to pay inflated tax bills for the next 20 years to pay for 2 weeks of fun for Londoners, who are already the richest people in the country.
If they want it, make them pay for it alone - hike the London council tax.

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Sorry to let the facts interfere with a good old anti-London whinge but here's the real deal:
"The first 2.050 billion of the funding package will be met from up to 1.5 billion from the lottery and up to 550 million from London Council Tax (this equates to a 20 a year increase on Band D council tax which would start in 2006/7). Beyond 2.050 billion provision has been made for a further contribution of 75 million from London Council Tax and then 250 million from the London Development Agency." --Dept of Culture and Sport website.

Happy now?

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Message 19 - posted by SamMcClemont (U1689635) , Jul 6, 2005

FAO: robhallums

How will the nation benefit as a whole from London having extra stadia, London having better infrastructure and London getting extra tourists?

Some vague feelgood factor? Woopeedoo.

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Message 20 - posted by Stoobert (U1689714) , Jul 6, 2005

Hello gwobhy,

I'm a londoner and was pleased to hear our bid had been successful earlier today. Would like to know though why you thought our delegation had resorted to foul play and why you think this is to much to ask of us?

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