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In his speech to the board of trade Pound described the evaluation commission.
"Its not a feel-good commission. Theyve seen it all, theyre not going to be impressed by a warm welcome. Theyll tear the bid apart and act like the auditor general on a bad day."
Pound added the evaluation commissions report will be made public so the bid "had better be bullet-proof."
He concluded by saying the Games are no longer a drain on the host country and should provide a profit. Television rights for the Athens Games in 2004 are worth $1.6 billion US. Sponsorship rights by 2010 could be worth close to $1 billion, he said.
"The Games are an opportunity that should be seized with enthusiasm. Theres no better country in the world, no better Olympic host. Lets get out there and win both prizes."