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The question of a London bid for the Olympics is again at the centre of government decision-making, following the successful conclusion to the war in Iraq. A Department of Culture, Media and Sport spokesman confirmed that a Cabinet discussion will take place 'probably within the next two weeks'and 'certainly by the end of the month'.The government believes a successful bid would trigger a massive construction boom in London's East End and the widespread upgrading of the capital's infrastructure. The government is under pressure from the British Olympic Association to make a final decision before July 1 - the deadline for the International Olympic Committee to be told if Britain will make a submission.

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