SIR Mick Jagger has taken a pivotal role in London's bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

The Rolling Stones frontman has been appointed cultural ambassador by the British capital's bidding team and is scheduled to appear in a promotional video to be shown to delegates from the International Olympic Committee next week (begs14FEB05).

London will have to beat competition from New York, Madrid and Paris to hold the sporting event after China's turn in 2008.

10/02/2005 17:47