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Moscow Congratulates London As Olympic 2012 Hosts

Moscow Congratulates London And Announces Intention To Bid For 2016 Games

Upon the IOC’s announcement of the 2012 Host City at their Session in Singapore, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov said: “We want to offer our warm and sincere congratulations to London and we are confident that they will stage memorable Games of the XXX Olympiad.”

He continued: “The campaign for the 2012 Olympic Games brought together powerful competitors and we are honoured to have been part of this race. We have gained considerable experience and learnt to follow the highest IOC standards. We promised to develop our sports and city infrastructure whatever the outcome today, and we will respect this promise.”

“We are not disappointed; instead we have realised that Moscow is a truly modern and developing city, able to compete with the world’s biggest capitals, and organise major international events of the highest standard. In order to prove this, we will bid for the right to become the Host City for the 2016 Olympic Games.”

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