London to host 2012 Olympics

London will host the 2012 Summer Games, members of the International Olympic Committee have decided.

After Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated in the first three rounds, London beat its cross-Channel opponent on the fourth ballot of the International Olympic Committee vote — capping the most glamorous and hotly contested bid race in Olympic history.

London, which last held the games in 1948, centers its bid on the massive urban renewal of a dilapidated area of East London. It’s the fourth bid from Britain after failed attempts by Birmingham for the 1992 Olympics and Manchester for 1996 and 2000.

Official website of the candidate: London 2012

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