IOC Anglo-French national anthem: Listen here!
Sports News: The official language of the London 2012 Olympics will be French according to secret documents seen by the Daily Telegraph.
French is the first language of the International Olympic Committee and as such that means that it must take precedence at all Olympic ceremonies including when medals are being handed out.
The presentations will also take place in English but any statement in English “should be read after the French”. The stipulations are listed in the legally binding “Olympic technical manuals” that were signed by London officials when they were awarded the Games in 2005.
The Poke presents… the London 2012 anglofrench national anthem…