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London wins Olympics 2012 bid

London 2012 - your reactions

London is to host the 2012 Olympic Games after fighting off four rival cities, including Paris. Northamptonshire athletes and sports fans have been giving their reaction.

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Jaime Moore

Jaime is a Northamptonshire trampolinist who competed at the Sydney Olympics: "It's going to be really brilliant.  The Olympics is the most amazing experience an athlete can have.  To be part of it, especially in your home country, has got to be just incredible."

Anthony Peddle

Anthony is a power lifter from Northamptonshire who won gold at the Sydney Paralympics: "It's absolutely unbelievable.  The UK is where the Paralympics started - back in 1948 - now it's our turn again.  I've been in four paralympics; I'll be hoping to be there again in 2012." 

Nicky Milford

Nicky is the Active Sports Development Officer for Northamptonshire County Council: "After the London Marathon you see more people jogging.  After Wimbledon you see more people playing tennis.  The whole ethos of the Games coming through is going to filter out across the country and everyone's going to get involved."

John Anderson

John, from Corby, has trained International and Olympic athletes since 1968: "All the pundits were telling us that Paris had it in the bag.  But I think the final run-in made all the difference.  The organisation led by Seb Coe did a fantastic job, as did all the other people who backed the bid all the way."

Sally Keeble

Sally is the Labour MP for Northampton North: "London will be a great venue and it will be a big boost to UK sports.  I am sure that everyone with an interest in sports in Northampton will be gearing up for it.  We have produced some world class athletes - for example at the trampolining club at King's Park.  And I'm sure with our good access to London we will also get some of the benefits of the Olympics."

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mary philp
i am delighted that london won to host the 2012 olympics but i am staggerd at the amount of money which will be spent when the national health system is in the state it is in just now.

Mandy Wright
Fantastic! This is going to have a huge impact on sport in this country. For once sports other than football and rugby will get a look in!

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