Confident Coe Says IOC Love the London Vision; Adrian Warner Talks to an Upbeat Lord Coe as the Bid Leader Delivers the Final Plans for the 2012 Games to the Swiss HQ of the International Olympic Committee

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Confident Coe Says IOC Love the London Vision; Adrian Warner Talks to an Upbeat Lord Coe as the Bid Leader Delivers the Final Plans for the 2012 Games to the Swiss HQ of the International Olympic Committee


Byline: ADRIAN WARNER

LONDON'S revamped plans for the 2012 Olympics are already making a huge impact within the International Olympic Committee, bid chairman Seb Coe said today.

As London 2012 bid book detailing the capital's plans was delivered at IOC headquarters in Switzerland, Coe said he had received brilliant feedback about the way the campaign was going.

Today marks the start of the international promotion of the campaign and Coe and his team will spend the next nine months travelling the world in a bid to convince IOC members to back London when the 2012 vote takes place next July.

The task is tough with Paris regarded as the early favourites and Madrid also running a strong campaign. New York and Moscow are the other remaining cities in the race.

But Coe said: "I was at a meeting of Olympic leaders in Rome over the weekend and all of them accepted that we have the best plans out there, even those who eventually won't vote for London.

"It's the vision for sport, the mixture of old and new, and the legacy. It will be the best environment for competitors. And not just the potential medal winners, also any athlete going to the Games for the first time."

Since it received criticism on transport in the first IOC report on its bid in May, London has sharpened up its plans on putting most of the sports in a compact Olympic complex in east London's Stratford.

The bid book, the details of which will be made public on Friday, points out that the main Olympic stadium and complex is just a short distance from the athletes' village.

But London is also using iconic sporting venues like Horse Guards Parade (beach volleyball), Hyde Park (triathlon), Wimbledon (tennis), Lord's (archery) and Wembley (for the football finals).

These venues will be important for IOC's marketing supremos who worry about how the Games look on TV. They will also be instantly recognisable by IOC members who are set to stay in a hotel close to Hyde Park, probably the Dorchester.

Coe believes the idea of the Games completely regenerating the Lower Lea Valley will be attractive to IOC members because it means the Olympics will be leaving Britain a huge legacy.

Paris already has its main stadium in place at the Stade de France which was built for the 1998 World Cup finals. The French capital does not have that huge legacy factor in its bid.

One of the biggest hurdles to London's bid has been a lack of support outside of London, especially in Scotland.

Double Olympic champion Coe has spent most of the last few months trying to boost the support, especially since it is about to be polled independently by the IOC in the next month. …

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