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Last Updated: Friday, 18 February 2005, 10:12 GMT
Olympics 2012 bid: London visit

Moroccan Nawal El Moutawakel inspects the east London site that will become the focus of the 2012 event

Day one: Lord Coe takes commission president Nawal El Moutawakel to the main site in Stratford that will host the Olympic Stadium

The huge structure of the Millennium Dome looms large over the inspectors

After the morning visit, the team splits into groups - one heads to the Millennium Dome where gymnastics will be held

British Olympians Sir Steve Redgrave, Amir Khan, Kelly Holmes and Jonathan Edwards support the bid

British Olympians Sir Steve Redgrave, Amir Khan, Kelly Holmes and Jonathan Edwards support the bid

London mayor Ken Livingstone is a big supporter of the bid

London mayor Ken Livingstone points out some of the facility's finer features to inspector Ser Miang Ng from Singapore

Day two: The team pass through the tunnel that will link Kings Cross and Stratford when the Channel Tunnel link is complete

Day two: The team pass through the tunnel that will link Kings Cross and Stratford when the Channel Tunnel link is complete

The inspectors view Centre Court from the royal box

Wimbledon's famous Centre Court captivates the delegates - a fitting home to the various tennis events

Archers show IOC inspectors the suitability of Lord's as an Olympic venue

Another group head to Lord's cricket ground - here some archers demonstrate how they will use the venue in 2012

The Millennium Dome, where gymnastics would be staged, dissplays a welcome message

The Millennium Dome, where gymnastics would be staged, displays a welcome message

Inspectors travelled to north west London to check out progress on the new Wembley Stadium which will host the football tournament

The arch at the site of the new Wembley Stadium was lit up ahead of the big visit

The Twin Towers have gone but the iconic arch was lit up ahead of the big visit

Flags out in the Mall

Flags fly in the Mall as London stages the crucial visit by inspectors assessing five cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics

An artist's impression of the statue which will go up in Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square will be transformed on Saturday by a 10m statue of an athlete representing British pride and honour

A London 2012 flag flies in front of Big Ben

Many of London's famous landmarks would provide the backdrop to the Games in 2012



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