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OLYMPICS TAUNT ON EUROSTAR; New name for station.


BRITAIN is risking infuriating the French by renaming the main Eurostar terminal "London Olympic" to celebrate the 2012 Games.

French President Jacques Chirac and the people of Paris are still smarting after losing the battle to host the 2012 Olympics to London earlier this month.

Now MPs are rubbing salt in the wounds with a plan to rename the station which will bring French sports fans to London to watch the Games.

They want the planned Eurostar terminal at Stratford in East London or St Pancras station renamed "London Olympic".

Labour MP Jim Dowd is spearheading the move and has tabled an urgent Commons motion calling for the new station name.

"I think it's a great idea," he said. "We should congratulate all concerned with the successful bid."

-JACQUES Chirac will get a "relentless diet" of British food in revenge for his jibes about our national dishes. Tony Blair has insisted that European leaders will be fed British grub while we hold the EU presidency.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 24, 2005
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