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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Coe Calls in Lawyers

The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have denied a newspaper story that Sebastian Coe said "F*** 'em" after being asked about objections from Wales and Scotland to the idea of a GB Olympic football team.

The committee said it had consulted its lawyers.

Lord Coe was reported by the London Paper to have made the remark during a reception hosted by the British Olympic Association (BOA) at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

A spokeswoman for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games told Wales Online:

"Our lawyers have communicated our very serious concerns to the London Paper. They have taken the story off their website. We are discussing with them the wording of a retraction we want them to publish, but that has not been concluded. We do not recognise the language [attributed to Lord Coe].

We certainly deny the gist of the story, that he [Lord Coe] is not interested in the views of Wales and Scotland

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