Head of London Olympics to visit Portland

Head of London Olympics to visit Portland

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: LOCOG Chair and former Olympian Lord Sebastian Coe holds a prototype designs of the new Olympic Torch during it's launch at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day Relay, which starts at Land�s End on May 19, 2012. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on February 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 12:56 PM

PORTLAND -- The head of the London 2012 Olympics organizing committee will be in Portland to meet with Oregon Olympians Wednesday.

Sebastian Coe was scheduled to take part in a presentation at Portland City Hall's council chambers at 9:30, followed by a meet and greet from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the building's atrium, said Drew Mahalic of the Oregon Sports Authority.

Coe is the official Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador of Great Britain, as well as a highly-decorated Olympic runner.

He planned to discuss the 2012 Olympics and the long-term benefits of the Summer Games, including the economic benefits to host cities.

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