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07/12/04
2012 Day Boosts Olympic Bid
- Babies and ice-skaters lead the charge

LONDON'S Olympic bid team are using the coincidence of today's date to drum up support, with babies and ice-skaters sharing top billing.

All babies born today, 2012 Day, will be offered plum roles in the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 Olympics if London wins the bid to hold the games.

"The Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all and this can make it extra special for the children and families who get involved," said bid leader Seb Coe.

Meanwhile, at the Somerset House ice-rink, former Olympic champion Jane Torvill and London mayor Ken Livingstone are to launch a scheme to encourage more people to take up ice-skating.

Other events planned for 2012 day include exhibitions at Heathrow and Stansted airports and a 'Back the Bid' post-mark to be printed on 40 million letters every day from now until next July when the International Olympic Committee makes its decision on where the games will be held.




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