THE Government has given its backing to London’s bid to host
the 2012 Olympic Games.

Culture Media and Sport Secretary Tessa Jowell made the
announcement to the House of Commons this afternoon.

If the bid is successful, it will be a massive boost for
London’s tourism industry.

Likely competitors to London’s bid include New York, Madrid,
Moscow and Paris. The International Olympic Committee will make its final
decision by July 15.