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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the tender specifications for hosting the 2012 Olympic shooting and equestrian events. [HL765]

The venues for the 2012 Games were selected by the bid committee in 2004 taking into account the technical requirements of each international federation and the guidelines for bidding cities provided by the IOC. There were no tenders.

KPMG was commissioned by the ODA last year to test and challenge the plans for a number of 2012 temporary venues, including the shooting and equestrian events. In December, the Olympic Board published the findings of the KPMG report. It endorsed the recommendation that the equestrian events should be at Greenwich and agreed that further work to assess the venue for shooting should be carried out by the ODA and LOCOG. This work is ongoing.

The London Organising Committee's tender process for the temporary installations and overlay to support the delivery and operation of these venues is scheduled to begin later this year.