Sections 1 and 2: Interpretation of principal terms and Alteration of Olympic documents
10.Section 1 sets out the interpretation and definitions of the principal terms in the Act. In particular the term ‘London Olympics’ includes events which are held outside London as part of the Games; it also includes certain events other than sporting events, such as the opening ceremony. Section 2 enables the Secretary of State by order to amend a reference in the Act to any document referred to in section 1 (the Host City Contract and the Olympic Charter) if he thinks that the reference has ceased to be accurate by reason of the amendment or substitution of that document. The order, which is subject to the negative resolution procedure, may include consequential or incidental provision. The Secretary of State is required to consult the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Limited before he makes an order.