London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games


London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is a limited company [http://www.london2012.com/about/the-people-delivering-the-games/the-london-2012-organising-committee/index.php] , owned by the Government of the United Kingdom, that will oversee the planning and development of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. After the successful London 2012 Olympic bid, LOCOG was formed as a limited company [http://www.london-2012.co.uk/LOCOG/] to continue the work started by the bidding team. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose London as the host on 6 July 2005, narrowly beating the Paris bid, with LOCOG being officially established as the organisers at their first board meeting on 7 October 2005.

LOCOG works closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), who are responsible for the planning and construction of new venues and infrastructure. Both organisations share offices in One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf.

Board members

*Lord Coe (chairman)
*Paul Deighton (Chief Executive)
*Keith Mills (Vice-chairman)
*Neil Wood (financial director)
*Sir Craig Reedie (from the IOC)
*Sir Philip Craven (from the IOC)
*HRH The Princess Royal (from the IOC)
*Simon Clegg (BOA representative)
*Mike Brace (BPA representative)
*Neale Coleman (from the Greater London Authority)
*Mary Reilly (from the London Development Agency)
*Howard Bernstein (from Manchester City Council)
*Patrick Carter (from Sport England)
*Jonathan Edwards (representative of the athletes)

See also

* Olympic Delivery Authority
* Legacy Trust UK

References

External links

* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/london/full_story_uk.asp?id=1503 London 2012: LOCOG formally established] at the [http://www.olympic.org official Olympic Games site]


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