London in the limelight again

Global Champions Tour London 2013

      London prepares for the Longines Global Champions Tour 6th-9th June       Photo: Matt Alexander/PA


The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) has just published its final report and accounts.

The good news is that LOCOG has shown it is possible to run an Olympic Games without causing financial chaos by achieving revenues of £2.41 billion through private sector revenue programmes, whilst containing costs at £2.38 billion.

Chairman of LOCOG, Seb Coe, said: “One of our key objectives was to deliver an outstanding Games within a balanced budget and I am proud to say that we have achieved this, thanks to the strong management of our core finances”

Meanwhile, London is back in the spotlight for equestrian sport with the first Longines Global Champions Tour show jumping to be held in this city. The countdown has begun and excitement is mounting among Britain’s strong horse loving community with nine out of the Top 10 riders on parade at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park less than a year after the Olympic Games. 

Nick Skelton, Michael Whitaker, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Christian Ahlmann are among the stars who will be competing for ranking honours and top prize money at the inaugural British GCT event.

Laura Tomlinson

The recently married Laura B (now Laura T since her marriage to top polo player, Mark) will be starring again in London

Dressage will be on display too with London 2012 gold medallists Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Tomlinson (nee Bechtolscheimer) performing a pas de deux as a part of the evening entertainment on Saturday 8 June

Click here for full details of the LOCOG report