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Cherie support for bid

London: Cherie Blair will play a key role in London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics, sports minister Richard Caborn revealed on Sunday. The Prime Minister’s wife, a keen athletics fan, will work as part of the support team, Caborn said.

Cherie made her interest known to the selection panel, made up of representatives from the British Olympic Association, the Lord Mayor’s office and the department of media, culture and sport.

Asked how she would be involved, Caborn said: “Not in terms of the chair but Cherie’s made it absolutely clear she wants to support it.”

London will be competing against Havana, Madrid, Moscow, Istanbul, Leipzig, New York and Paris.(Reuters)

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