page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64
page 65
page 66
page 67
page 68
page 69
page 70
page 71
page 72
page 73
page 74
page 75
page 76
page 77
page 78
page 79
page 80
page 81
page 82
page 83
page 84

The Olympic flame was lit on 10 May at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, following the time-honoured ritual of using the sun's rays and a parabolic mirror. The lighting symbolically marked the beginning of the torch relay that will bring the flame to the Olympic Stadium in London on 27 July. Following the lighting, the flame was used to ignite the torch of the first runner of the relay, Spyros Gianniotis, a British-born Greek open water swimming world champion and three-time Olympian. The Olympic flame then began an eight-day journey across Greece before arriving in Great Britain on 18 May for the start of the 70-day torch relay.The IOC announced at its Executive Board meeting in May that Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spain)* have made it on to the shortlist of cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The Candidate Cities were accepted from among five Applicant Cities, which also included Baku (Azerbaijan) and Doha (Qatar). The three Candidate Cities will now be requested to prepare their Candidature File with an in-depth description of their Olympic project. They will also prepare for the visit of the IOC Evaluation Commission, which will make a detailed technical assessment of each candidature and publish a report in advance of the 2020 Briefing for IOC Members in July 2013. The election of the host city will take place on 7 September 2013 at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.* Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC FLAME LIT IN OLYMPIAIOC SELECTS THREE CITIES AS CANDIDATES FOR THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES Below The Olympic flame is lit at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, GreeceIOC President Jacques Rogge met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in March for discussions on the progress of preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games.The meeting, which took place in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in London, allowed the Prime Minister to underline his government's full support for the Games and to talk about the legacy that the Games will leave London and Great Britain. Following the meeting, President Rogge said: "I would like to thank the Prime Minister and his colleagues for the very good meeting that we had this morning. The strong support that we've always felt from our British friends for the Olympic Games was reinforced once again." IOC PRESIDENT MEETS UK PRIME MINISTERAbove Jacques Rogge meets David Cameron at 10 Downing StreetOLYMPIC REVIEW 13