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London bid in higher gear as Madrid gets on its bike

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Olympic Games: Clash of egos blamed after Olympic bid drops Cassani

One year from now, London will know if it has succeeded in its attempt to host the 2012 Olympic Games. And the omens yesterday were not looking good as the chairman of the London bid, Sebastian Coe, faced stinging accusations that his ego and lack of leadership were putting the bid in jeopardy.

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