Speaking after the eighth IOC Coordination Commission meeting in London Oswald said that the capital is well on track and indicated that 2012 plans are further ahead at this stage than previous host cities were.
“We feel comfortable to have reached this stage,” said Mr Oswald. “At more than one year before the Games we have not always been in such a comfortable position. We are sure that athletes will enjoy their time at London 2012.”
He added that he was impressed with the legacy strategy for the Games and that those who doubt the legacy from London 2012 should change their view.
“All of the venues are planned with legacy in mind. They are being planned with an eye to the future and not to leave white elephants. Legacy is not just about sporting infrastructure - there is the complete regeneration of the East End part of London. This is something that would not have happened without the Games.”