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London 2012 - why should we back the bid?

Tuesday 1 February, 1-2pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

An panel of experts will discuss and question the merits and impacts of London's bid for the 2012 Olympics in a live audience debate, organised by the LSE SU Question Time Society, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) next Tuesday 1 February.

As London prepares for the International Olympic Committee's all important visit, the panel will face tough questions from an audience made up of students and staff from one of the world's top social science institutions, as well as members of different interest groups from all over London.

In what is believed to be the first open public debate on London's bid, the panel will look at topics such as the viability of holding the games in London, the bid's chances of success and the consequences for Britain as a whole. This event is a unique opportunity for Londoners to question the experts and make up their own minds about London 2012.

Speaking on the panel are:

  • Richard Sumray, chair, London 2012 Forum
  • Professor Stefan Szymanski, economist, Imperial College London
  • Colin Stanbridge, chief executive, London Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Rawlinson, British Olympian and Commonwealth champion, 400m hurdles

This event is free and open to all LSE students and staff, but limited press tickets are available.


26 January 2005