Queen presented with Olympic medals by IOC

Queen Elizabeth II is presented with a set of Olympic medals by President of the International Olympic Committee Count Jacques Rogge at a reception for members of the International Olympic Committee at Buckingham Palace on July 23, 2012 in London. Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II is presented with a set of Olympic medals by President of the International Olympic Committee Count Jacques Rogge at a reception for members of the International Olympic Committee at Buckingham Palace on July 23, 2012, in London.
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(CBS News) Members of the International Olympic Committee presented Queen Elizabeth II with Olympics medals at Buckingham Palace on Monday.

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The queen and Prince Philip welcomed members of the IOC to London at a reception held at the palace. IOC President Jacques Rogge thanked the queen and Britain for its contribution to sports after the queen's speech, the Telegraph reports.

"Thank you so much, Your Majesty, for your very kind words and thank you also for the great hospitality we are experiencing here in Buckingham Palace and also in Great Britain," said Rogge, according to the paper. " The world of sport is very much indebted to Great Britian who, as a first nation, invented modern sport in the latter half of the 19th century."

Rogge presented the Queen with a gold, silver and bronze Olympic medal after his speech.

On Monday, Clarence House announced which events Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry will attend during the London Games.

All five royals will be at Friday's opening ceremony, where the queen will officially open the Olympics.

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