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Olympic Roundup - Saturday 11 August & Sunday 12 August

12 August 2012

A look at Foreign Office activity and the events taking place in and around the London 2012 Olympic Games.
View across the London 2012 Gardens to the Olympic Stadium (© Crown Copyright, DCMS)


  • Foreign Secretary William Hague met the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis in London. During the meeting the two leaders discussed a wide range of bilateral, European and international matters. The Foreign Secretary raised the next UK-Nordic/Baltic Prime Ministers summit, which will be held in Riga next year. See also photo.

  • Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Lord Coe as his Olympics legacy ambassador. Lord Coe will advise the Prime Minister on how best to secure the long-term benefits of hosting the Games, particularly focusing on the economic and business benefits from putting on such a successful Olympics. Read more on the Number10 website.


Further information

Foreign Office social media channels

Twitter: @foreignoffice, @fcotravel, @WilliamJHague

Facebook: The Foreign Office, William Hague

Storifythe story of the Games

Pinterest: 2012 activity from our offices around the world

See also:

Government Olympic Communications website

Twitter: @2012govuk, @2012govpress, @DCMS

Facebook: Dept for Culture Media and Sport, This is GREAT Britain

The London 2012 Paralympic Games run from 29 August - 9 September

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