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Olympic Games

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the use of Welsh sporting venues in connection with the 2012 London Olympics. (100037)

Wales has an important contribution to make to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and I meet with relevant Assembly Government Ministers on a regular basis to discuss the opportunities presented. In addition, the Welsh Assembly Government are represented on the nations and regions group of the London Organising Committee.

I am delighted that the millennium stadium in Cardiff will be hosting part of the football tournament. Wales has many excellent training facilities and will offer a warm welcome to visiting teams and their supporters.