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IOC Committee Tours Venues, Proposed for 2012 London Olympics


The International Olympic Committee's inspection commission has toured London's proposed venues for the 2012 Games and reviewed plans to regenerate the East End area of the British capital.

The 13-member commission also heard plans Thursday for accommodating fans and athletes. Some of the plans were modeled after the very successful Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Inspectors visited proposed venues such as the main Olympic site in Stratford, Wembley Stadium and the Dome.

On Friday, the commission members will have dinner with the Queen and meet Prime Minister Tony Blair. The inspectors have already visited Olympic hopeful Madrid. They next travel to New York and Paris before finishing in Moscow in March.

The IOC will announce the winning city on July 6.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.