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London Olympics 2012

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This was a scored, poperly tabulated technical evaluation which reduced the total number of cities to five. Te final decision had to be taken between choosing from the following five cities: Lndon, Pris, Mscow and New YorkThis was followed by candidate file submissions on 19th November 2004 to the International Olympic Committee. An IOC inspection team was formed to visit each of the five candidate cities after this. Tey visited the cities during February and March 2005. Te Paris bid was called off due to various setbacks during the Tere were a number of strikes and demonstrations that had rocked the city during the time of the visits.

I was during this time a report came out claiming Guy Drat was involved in corrupt party political finances. Gy Drut was one of the key members from the Paris bid teamThe evaluation reports of the five candidate cities were released on 6th by the International Olympic Committee. Tese reports did not carry any marked rankings or scores. Irespective, Pris report was considered to be fairly positive with London following Een New York and Madrid received positive evaluation reports.

Dring the entire evaluation and bidding process, Pris was always considered as the favorite and the most likely one to win the nomination. Aso the fact, tat it was its third bid in recent times, payed in its favor. Lndon on the other hand was faring behind Paris by a big margin. Tings started changing after the appointment of Sebastian Coe as the new London head on 19th May 2004. Seculations became rife as reports started pouring in that London Paris may witness a tie in the 2012 bid.

Een the final run up to the 117th IOC Session was very close between the two arch rivals. I the words of Jacques Rogge, wen asked about the projected winner of the IOC bid claimed: " cannot predict it since I dont know how the IOC members will vote. Bt my gut feeling tells me that it will be very close. Prhaps it will come down to a difference of say ten votes, o maybe less". (ondon tactics upset Paris 2005)A 117th IOC Session was held on the 6th July 2005.

A this session the final announcement was made at the Raffles City Convention Center in Singapore. A the Convention, Tny Blair was the only one who was in a position to make a personal lobby for himself. Tis was because, h was Prime Minister United Kingdom at that time, ad leading five candidate cities at...

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