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Olympics for London, 2005

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Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 5 Jul 2014 23:32

Dear All

Hello


On this day,IOC president Jacques Rogge made the announcement
that London would host the 2012 Olympics.


London beat the favourite Paris by 54 votes to 50 at the IOC meeting in Singapore, after bids from Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated.



Paris had been the front runner throughout the campaign, but London's hopes were raised after an impressive presentation by Lord Coe, the bid chairman.


I remember people gathered in Trafalgar Square to watch the announcement and the reaction of the crowds.

How happy people were that day.


Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth,
xx