PM: London will be a big success

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has revealed his delight at the prospect of London hosting the Olympics and Paralympics this summer.

Inspectors from the IOC (International Olympic Committee) have been making their final checks this week and speaking alongside the committee’s president, Jacques Rogge, the PM said: “The Olympics will revitalise local sport in Britain for generations to come.

“I think it is time to tear up any notion of the Olympics leaving behind white elephants.”

Mr Rogge added: “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.”

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