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  CNN.com - London wins 2012 Olympics - Jul 6, 2005
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge made the announcement after IOC members voted 54-50 to eliminate the French capital in the fourth and final round of secret ballots Wednesday in Singapore.
"The International Olympic Committee has the honor of announcing that the Games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of London," Rogge declared after opening a sealed envelope containing the result.
The five cities bidding to host the 2012 Summer Games delivered their final presentations ahead of the vote.
www.cnn.com /2005/SPORT/07/06/singapore.olympics/index.html   (1068 words)

  London 2012 News
Interest in sponsoring the London 2012 Olympics has been so strong that companies are reportedly prepared to pay around £100 million to become official partners, double the original estimate.
London's hopes of bidding for the 2012 Olympic Games have received a timely boost after new research revealed seven out of 10 Londoners believed there would be long-term social benefits to hosting the event.
The possibility of London bidding to host the 2012 Olympic Games has taken a step nearer to realisation after the UK government's Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown was reported to be in favour of the bid.
www.sportbusiness.com /2012   (1792 words)

  2012 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
Following the successful bid, the London 2012 development plan continued to adapt as more details were released and announcements were made.
The 2012 Olympics will use a mixture of newly built venues, existing facilities, and temporary facilities, some of them in well known locations such as Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2012_Summer_Olympics.htm   (1898 words)

 2012 Summer Olympics Information
The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 26 July to 12 August 2012.
The decision of either Paris or London for 2012 would also be historic as either city would have become the first ever city to host the Olympic Games three times (London hosted the Games in 1908 and 1948, whilst Paris played host in 1900 and 1924).
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) was put in place to oversee the development of the Games after the success of the bid, and held their first board meeting on 7 October 2005.
www.bookrags.com /2012_Summer_Olympics   (1966 words)

 Bambooweb: 2012 Summer Olympics
Like Paris, their bid may be hampered by having already held the Games twice before (though not as a result of a bidding process; see 1908 Summer Olympics and 1948 Summer Olympics), so London could as well become the first city to host them for a third time in 2012.
Their bid may be hampered by the fact that the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver and organisers are believed to be eager to avoid having both Olympics on the same continent.
Additionally, the Summer Olympics have been held in the United States as recently as 1996 and 1984.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/2/0/2012_Summer_Olympics.html   (750 words)

 2012 Summer Olympic bids at AllExperts
Five cities made the shortlist to host the 2012 Summer Olympics (formally known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad), which were awarded to London (United Kingdom) on July 6 2005.
The bids for the 2012 Olympics were considered to be one of the most hotly contested in the history of the IOC.
The Olympic X Plan was the main concept proposed by the NYC2012 Bid team; two primary transportation lines would have strung the several individual clusters in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn together.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2012_Summer_Olympic_bids.htm   (1543 words)

 Bidding for the 2012 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nine cities submitted bids for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and five have made it to the shortlist for hosting the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
Some commentators have suggested that its bid may be hampered by the fact that Spain recently hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics); although those Games were held in Barcelona and were praised by the IOC for their excellent organization, and by 2012 they will be twenty years behind.
Their bid may be hampered by the fact that the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver and organizers are believed to be eager to avoid having consecutive Olympics on the same continent.
www.juiceenewsdaily.com /0505/news/oly_bid.html   (772 words)

 LondonTown.com | London 2012 - London to host 2012 Olympics
As International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge revealed London's victory, there was a collective intake of breath followed by shouts of shock and elation.
These were the arguments he pressed in Singapore, and the reason why the bid attracted support from a host of celebrity sportsmen and women, from David Beckham to Sally Gunnell.
Summer always plays host to a range of daily events, festivals and huge sporting events, all attended by thousands and policed with ease.
www.londontown.com /London/London_2012_Olympic_Bid_Victory   (535 words)

 Information & news on London 2012 Summer Olympic Games bids
The 2012 Summer Olympics are expected to attract some 11,000 athletes plus around 10,000 Olympic "team" personnel such as coaches, track and administrative officials and hierarchy.
The 2012 Olympic host city contenders were all big players and a closely fought battle for supremacy was expected.
All cities bidding for the 2012 took advantage of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games to see how they did things and to learn first hand from their experiences.
www.olympicgames-news.com /2012olympicsbids.html   (336 words)

 SI.com - Olympics Sports - Factbox: Applicants to host the 2012 Games - Wednesday July 16, 2003 09:46 AM
The dark horse of the 2012 race, Cuban capital Havana hopes to land the showcase sporting event by drawing on its strong tradition in amateur sports, particularly boxing.
Spain was the venue of one of the most successful Olympics of recent times in 1992 when Barcelona won widespread praise for its organization and handling of the Games.
Rio, which made a failed bid to host the 2004 Olympics, will now be making a new jab at bringing the summer Games to South America for the first time in its 107-year history.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2003/07/16/2012_factbox   (1095 words)

 2012 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
London will become the first city to host the modern Olympics three times, having previously done so in 1908 and 1948.
Numerous celebrations took place in London whilst crowds of supporters in Paris (which had been favourite to win) dispersed quickly after hearing that the 2012 summer games would be hosted in London.
The claimed aims of the organizers include making 90% of venues accessible by at least three forms of public transport, whilst allowing 93% of training facilities to be within 30 minutes travel of the atheletes' housing.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/2012_Summer_Olympics   (1647 words)

 NPR : New York City to Present Bid for 2012 Summer Olympics
NPR : New York City to Present Bid for 2012 Summer Olympics
New York City to Present Bid for 2012 Summer Olympics
All Things Considered, February 21, 2005 ·; New York City prepares its bid to host the 2012 summer Olympics, as the city delivers a four-day presentation to 13 members of the evaluation commission for the International Olympic Committee.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4507660   (143 words)

 2012 Summer Olympics Coincide with Ramadan | SportsFilter
2012 Summer Olympics Coincide with Ramadan : As noted with protest, the 2012 summer games in London are scheduled to occur during Ramadan, a lunar month in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
By the way, the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia didn't start until November 22nd, 1956, and ended December 8th, 1956.
In contrast, the Olympics are as much about understanding and respecting other nationalities and cultures as they are about competing.
www.sportsfilter.com /comments.cfm/7811   (2710 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - N.Y.'s 2012 Olympic bid n focus after attacks - Saturday September 22, 2001 09:55 PM
The International Olympic Committee says it's opposed to the idea and wants a traditional bidding contest; there's no indication other cities would go along with the idea; and the 2012 host city won't be selected until four years from now, when the climate could be much different.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is due to cut the list to four next month and make its final choice in November 2002.
Italian IOC member Mario Pescante said there is a "general feeling" that the 2012 Olympics should take place on the "American continent" for geographical reasons.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2001/09/22/attacks_2012hopes_ap   (1178 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- 2012 Summer Games bid cities to make pitches to Olympic officials
BERLIN – Less than three months before the vote, the five cities vying for the 2012 Summer Games are getting a chance to make their pitches to a big Olympic audience.
With more than 30 International Olympic Committee members expected to attend, the meeting offers the last major showcase for the bid cities before the session in Singapore at which the host city will be selected July 6.
The bid cities appeared before the European Olympic Committees in Dubrovnik, Croatia, late last year, and the Oceania Olympic Committees in Brisbane, Australia, earlier this month.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20050416-0806-oly-2012bids.html   (747 words)

 ESPN.com: OLY - New York City gets U.S. nod for 2012 Summer Games
The International Olympic Committee will choose the 2012 site in three years, pitting New York against such possible rivals as Paris, Moscow, Toronto, Budapest, Rome, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid or Seville in Spain, and a city in Germany, perhaps Berlin.
However, there were three consecutive Olympics in Europe in the 1990s -- Albertville, France, in the winter, Barcelona in the summer of 1992, and Lillehammer, Norway, in the winter of 1994.
Comedian Robin Williams appeared in a videotape as a weatherman, touting the Bay Area's perfect weather compared with the heat and humidity of a New York summer.
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 Measuring the Intangible Impacts of Hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London
The United Kingdom is currently in the process of bidding for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to be hosted in London.
While there is some debate about the empirical significance of these purported benefits, an equally intriguing suggestion is that hosting the Games will give rise to intangible benefits among the population of the host city or perhaps more widely across the host nation.
The objective of this collaborative project is to conduct a stated preference study of the intangible benefits of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
www.lse.ac.uk /collections/geographyAndEnvironment/research/GA_LondonOlympics.htm   (255 words)

 Summer Olympics News
Shay was considered somewhat of a dark horse to make the 2008 Olympic team, but he had been a strong finisher in the past, including winning the 2003 U.S. marathon.
For those of you who might not know this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are being played in Beijing, China from August 8th-24th.
Yesterday marked the beginning of the one year countdown to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
summerolympicsnews.com   (1466 words)

 2012 summer olympics - Ultimate Guide To olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NYC 2012 is the official website for New York City's 2012 Olympic bid.
Bids are being made for host city of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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www.upslinkk.com /2012-summer-olympics   (412 words)

 CNN.com - Istanbul's bid crosses continents - Jan. 16, 2004
Istanbul styled itself as a "bridge between civilizations" when it presented its bid to stage the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday.
Istanbul's three previous Olympic bids have ended in failure but the latest attempt is the product of 12 years of experience and is also backed by considerable state resources, officials said.
Istanbul is one of nine cities bidding to host the 2012 Summer Games.
cnn.com /2004/SPORT/01/16/olympics.istanbul.reut/index.html   (483 words)

 Four U.S. cities want Olympics back soon - Feb. 22, 2002
Competitors for the 2012 Games are not yet set, but Paris, Toronto, Osaka, Japan, and Istanbul, which all lost out to Bejing for the 2008 Olympics, are likely to make new attempts.
There have been four U.S. Olympics and one in Canada since 1980, and Vancouver, British Columbia, is a candidate for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which is due to be awarded next year.
Houston 2012 President Susan Bandy and her counterparts in San Francisco, New York and Washington were all in Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympics.
money.cnn.com /2002/02/22/olympics/olympics_2012   (961 words)

 City Mayors: 2012 Summer Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was inspired to revive the Olympic Games of Greek antiquity.
The 1980 Olympics in Moscow, boycotted by the United States and some other countries over the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, are still remembered by some in the Olympic movement.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) left their candidature until the last minute, but in the end Rio de Janeiro was selected ahead of Sao Paulo, the country’s biggest city, to be Brazil’s representative.
www.citymayors.com /features/2012olympics.html   (4831 words)

 Amorello vied for projects post at 2012 Olympics - The Boston Globe
Amorello's talks with the Olympic officials are the first clear sign that he is looking to move on from his high-profile post at the Turnpike Authority, where he has repeatedly rebuffed demands by Governor Mitt Romney that he resign over his handling of the leaks in the $14.6-billion Big Dig project.
The job entails overseeing the building of $4.2 billion in ''key venues, facilities, and infrastructure," such as the primary Olympic stadium, arenas, and roads, according to a press release announcing Higgins's appointment.
But British Olympic officials will still benefit from the expertise of someone with intimate knowledge of the Big Dig: Jack K. Lemley, the construction industry titan who helped blow the whistle on the project's leaks last fall, while he was working as a consultant for the Turnpike Authority.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/12/01/amorello_vied_for_projects_post_at_2012_olympics?mode=PF   (810 words)

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