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People 'lack Olympic information'

An artist's impression of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford
People said they did not know much about the venues

Many Londoners do not have much detail about the 2012 Olympic Games but they do support it, a survey has shown.

The poll carried out by London Councils found more than half claim they lack information about the games and a third say they have no idea about the venues.

But 75% are pleased the capital is hosting the event and a third are interested in becoming volunteers.

London Councils is calling for a campaign to ensure Londoners are kept informed about the games' benefits.

The survey also found that a third are unsure what was meant by the term Olympic legacy.

'For all Londoners'

Chairman of London Councils, councillor Merrick Cockell, said: "It is an honour for the capital to host the 2012 Games, and I am delighted that the vast majority of Londoners feel the same way.

"The legacy from this historic event must be for all Londoners - not just those closest to the Olympic Park.

"Boroughs will be vital in delivering the legacy of the games and our research clearly shows a need for a London-wide legacy board."


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