London 2012 Olympics: IOC chief hails 2012 legacy

London is the example! Olympics chief Rogge hails post-Games plan

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07:52 GMT, 28 March 2012

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has described London 2012's legacy planning as a 'blueprint' for future hosts to follow.

London's success in securing the games was put largely down to their focus on legacy, and Rogge is delighted organisers are making good on their promise.

Legacy: London's post-Olympic plans have been hailed by the IOC chief

Legacy: London's post-Olympic plans have been hailed by the IOC chief

Quoted in The Independent, he said: '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.'

Locog chief executive Paul Deighton expects to tell Rogge, who brings his inspectors to the capital this week, that London has stuck by the plan outlined when they won the Games in 2005.

'We have two main messages for the IOC this week,' Deighton told the Daily Telegraph. 'The first is that we are on track to deliver on all the promises that we made when we bid to stage the Games back in 2005.

Impressed: Jacques Rogge (left) says London has 'raised the bar'

Impressed: Jacques Rogge (left) says London has 'raised the bar'

'My presentation to them is primarily
about that, running through all the areas that we said we would deliver
and how we are on track to fulfil those promises.

'The second is that all the major
partners in this project are united in delivering the Games. We will be
presenting along with the mayor of London and central government, and
our message is that we are all working together in a very strong
partnership, and we are committed to making this a great Games with a
very strong legacy.'