"We are pleased with the progress made by London 2012."
The two-day meeting, chaired by Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (London 2012), and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) CEO Xavier Gonzalez, consisted of two parts: While on the first day the participants focused on the accessibility of Paralympic venues and the Paralympic Village, the second day included a review of key functions and projects such as marketing, finance, culture, education and Games legacy. For that purpose, the respective London 2012 Directors presented plans for those key functions and responded to questions from the IPC.
Said Xavier Gonzalez: "We are pleased with the progress made by London 2012. Having these discussions at this early stage helps to build a common understanding of the Paralympic project and clarifies expectations. We really see the Paralympic Games in London as a great opportunity to further develop Paralympic sports and to position the Games as a distinctive and attractive event for the public, sponsors and media alike. London 2012 has shown its commitment to achieve that."
The next Project Review is schedule to be held in March 2008.
For more information about the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the Organizing Committee, please visit the official website at www.london2012.com.