London's 2012 Olympic bid is reported to have been handed a major boost.
Nawal El Moutawakel led the IOC inspection team
The Press Association says the city's technical bid will be rated level with its rivals Paris and New York.
That would be a huge turnaround from 10 months ago, when an initial appraisal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ranked London a poor third.
No official announcement has been made but it is understood that Madrid has been ranked behind the other three cities, with Moscow coming last.