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Letter "D" » Denis Oswald Quotes
«I don't see any risk. There is too much at stake, the image of the country is at stake, and really I'm fully confident that everything will be delivered according to the bid book. We of course have learned the lessons of Athens and even without our help, London has learned the lessons of Athens and has been very quick to start, and that's a very good sign which gives a very positive impression.»
«The situation in Greece was very specific, very political, which explained what happened. We tried to change the [venue] situation in the course of the preparation of the games but it was too late. I'm convinced we are not going to face the same problems we had in Athens.»
«Preparing for the Games requires a team effort: the group named today as Coordination Commission can be expected to make a significant contribution to that effort, on behalf of the IOC.»
«According to the world code, that laboratory should have ensured the anonymity of the samples used in their research, or asked the athletes concerned for permission to perform [post] analyses. It's not a question of protecting anyone, but of applying the rules.»
«As long as they can still compensate with work on Saturdays and Sundays I think it won't be a problem.»
«Every venue should be ready before the Games, leaving us enough time -- even if it's little time -- to do the testing, to put the [Olympic] overlays [on]. The only worry we have is that the pace will not be kept because of unexpected difficulties.»
«We will support them in their initiatives and help them to find the way, but now it's up to them to act. We wanted all 28 sports to remain on the program. Our position has not changed.»
«Apparently there was some confusion at the time of the vote. It was so close that possibly a new vote would be deserved and possibly lead to a different result.»
«As I can see and hear, there might be more support for softball.»
«There have been some changes but mainly regarding the outside and aesthetics of the aquatic centre, but this would in no way reduce its technical value.»