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South Africa’s president visits 2012 Olympics site

PUBLISHED: 15:15 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:40 05 October 2010

London 2012 today welcomed The President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma on a tour of the Olympic Park site in East London.

President Zuma met with Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee Seb Coe, Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) John Armitt and was given an update on the progress being made on the Olympic Park and the wider preparations for the 2012 Games. 

Picture shows: The President meeting apprentices working on the Olympic Park

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London 2012 today welcomed The President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma on a tour of the Olympic Park site in East London. President Zuma met with Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee Seb Coe, Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) John Armitt and was given an update on the progress being made on the Olympic Park and the wider preparations for the 2012 Games. Picture shows: The President meeting apprentices working on the Olympic Park Picture shows:

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PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma of South Africa dropped by the 2012 Olympics site as part of his State visit to Britain. He was given a tour of the building site and was given an update on the progress being made in preparations for the Games

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma of South Africa dropped by the 2012 Olympics site as part of his State visit to Britain.

He was given a tour of the building site and was given an update on the progress being made in preparations for the Games.

He met with Organising Committee chairman Seb Coe, Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt.

President Zuma said: "Through our preparations for the 2010 World Cup we can appreciate the hard work needed to stage such an event. We wish the people of London and Britain well for hosting the 2012 Games."

The President met workers and schoolchildren from the five host boroughs.


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