THE Paris bid for the Olympic games in 2012 has received a boost from an unlikely source – London.
In an article in the Observer newspaper London bid officials say that Paris are sure to win the fight to host the games.
A source is quoted as saying: “Paris is ahead; we expect them to win.”
Head of the London bid Sebastian Coe laughed off the report and said that their work was still on course.
The Observer story made the closing headlines of the France 2 sports programme yesterday evening.
A final announcement on who will host the games in 2012 will be made in Singapore in July.
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