August 26, 2005

Things to Do in London

It looks like Denis Oswald is going to be spending a lot of time in London.

Oswald, an IOC member from Switzerland and president of the ASOIF, has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2012 summer Olympics and will oversee preparations for the IOC. He held the same position for the 2004 games in Athens.

Oswald was quoted as saying, "I am confident that London has all the ingredients for success — from a technically sound plan to widespread popular support." I am sure that the British will be gratified to hear that. Of course, the last time Oswald was in the news, he was quoted as saying this:

When it comes to rugby I'm not a specialist but people within the sport tell me that rugby sevens is something of a joke.

Fortunately, he won't have to worry about that conflict, since Rugby didn't get added to the Olympic programme after all.

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