LONDON WARMS UP FOR OLYMPICS

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STORY: LONDON WARMS UP FOR OLYMPICSDATELINE: AUG. 15, 2011LENGTH: 0:01:29LOCATION: LONDONINTRO:Badminton athletes weren't the only one's in London this weekend preparing for the 2012 Olympics. The annual London-Surrey Cycle Classic was also held this weekend, and Olympic organizers took full advantage of the popular competition. ***PKG*** ***3 SECONDS OF NATURAL SOUND OF THE CYCLISTS AND FANS SCREAMING*** The London-Surrey Cycle Classic rolled through London Sunday and more than 10,000 people came out to catch the race! For athletes, it was not only a chance to claim a title, but to also travel the same route that will be used during the 2012 Olympics Cycling Road Race. As a part of the London Prepares series, the event also gave the London 2012 Organizing Committee a chance to work out any kinks in the route a year ahead of the Games. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) DEBBIE JEVANS, DIRECTOR OF SPORT, LOCOG"The main thing that we were testing today was for us the road closures, the field of play i Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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