Finally! A good news story about the 2012 Olympics. IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Denis Oswald was not only "truly impressed" with London's progress since the IOC's last visit but singled out progress on the Olympic parks as "truly astounding".
Construction work on the sunken cupcake has commenced 3 months ahead of schedule.
Asked to rate London's performance so far Mr Oswald generously marked us 9.75 out of 10 with only some concerns about transport (join the club) leaving us short of the perfect score.
Praise indeed, which hopefully put a smile on the face of Chelsea fan, LOCOG Chairman Seb Coe, who earlier this week urged his team to die with blood in their boots. Oh dear.
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