January 30th, 2003
As we await a decision on whether the government will back a London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, Catherine Bennett has come up with 20 reasons Why London should go for gold:
1 It would finally put Britain on the map. As Ken Livingstone, perhaps the most ardent campaigner for the games, has suggested, it's time everyone else discovered the United Kingdom, one of the world's best kept secrets, previously known only to asylum seekers, George Bush and millions of French schoolchildren. "Boosting our country's profile abroad," he says, "would be an essential element of a London bid."
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