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British Olympic committee vows attacks will not affect 2012 Olympics
Updated: 2005-07-08 11:03

Rogge earlier sent a message of condolence to the British delegation and the attacks were uniformly condemned by individual IOC members.

"Today, we all feel like Londoners," said Henri Serandour, head of the French Olympic committee. "It's terrible. We're all in mourning."

London edged Paris 54-50 in the final round of voting for host city of the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday. New York, Madrid and Moscow were all vying to host the Games.

Syria's Samih Moudallal described the attacks as "barbaric" and "criminal."

"You have expressed the feeling of sorrow and pain that all the Olympic family felt yesterday. It was deep sorrow indeed," Moudallal said, referring to Rogge's message.

Reedie said the London bid team went home "quietly and discreetly" following Wednesday night's celebrations in Singapore.

"All the feelings of pride and pleasure and euphoria just are forgotten," Reedie told reporters. "They'll have to pick it up and move on."

Reedie said the attacks evaded intensive security in London, illustrating "just how dangerous this world is."

"Security in London and security in Britain is outstandingly good and we still get caught," he said. "It doesn't reduce our resolve to run marvelous games in 2012 _ we are simply going to go ahead with it."

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