Planning for a speedy and efficient transition from bid committee to Organising Committee is now required, and London was quick to act. OSWALD said, 'At the time of Athens, the host city was given eleven months to form an Organizing Committee, and then we changed that to five months. But London did not even need five months. After two months they already had the basis of their Organizing Committee.'
Working towards hosting the Olympic Games requires extensive cooperation between the Organizing Committee, public authorities and businesses. Day one of the London 2012 Orientation Seminar will bring together the IOC, LOCOG, London's Mayor Ken LIVINGSTONE, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Tessa JOWELL, the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations and a number of other groups, for presentations on Games preparations and the best ways of working in partnership.