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London local papers have one press pass for Olympics

British Olympic Association bombarded wth press pass applications.

Only one local newspaper in London so far appears to have gained accreditation to cover the London 2012 Olympics, Press Gazette has learned.

We contacted the six leading newspaper publishers in the capital yesterday (not including the Evening Standard) and found only Archant London's Newham Recorder had an application approved by the British Olympic Association (BOA).

A total of 400 accreditations were up for grabs for UK national and regional press (not including broadcast journalists) but the BOA was inundated with more than 3,000 applications for press passes to cover the games.

Read more at the Press Gazette.