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Danielle 07-06-2005 08:01 AM

2012 Olympic Games in London
 
Did anyone just watch the live announcement? London will host the 2012 Olympic Games. It was between Paris and London after all the other rounds of voting had taken place. I really wanted Paris to host it, but I'm sure London will do a good job.

An article:
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday after the most bitterly fought bid battle in Olympic history.

The London team overhauled long-time favourites Paris as well as Madrid, Moscow and New York to win the race to stage the lucrative sports extravaganza.

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announced the winner at a globally televised ceremony after a day of presentations and deliberations at the IOC session in Singapore's Raffles City complex.

The news was greeted by screams of joy from the London team.

The 2008 Olympics will be held in Beijing.

princesse sarah 07-06-2005 08:19 AM

paris lost the olympics games
 
i think comity olympics members were buyed by importants personality of england, they prefered Paris and suddenly they change their opinion at the last time it is odd i do not find you?

Australian 07-06-2005 08:23 AM

congratulations London :)

marezdote 07-06-2005 09:26 AM

Although it wasn't my first choice I'm still very happy for London. Congrats!

ladybelline 07-06-2005 09:27 AM

As a French, I am a bit disappointed, but congratulations to London!:)

Australian 07-06-2005 09:32 AM

i love the hype that leads up to the Olympic games, When Sydney won the bid, my brother became a volunteer and he thought it was excellent experience. I love the olympics:)

HMQueenElizabethII 07-06-2005 10:27 AM

I watched the Live Announcement from CNN and i was really happy when hearing the Olympic President said "the City of London".That even made me jumped up a lot.I was very very happy.
I wish the more years and health come for the Queen for her to attend this fanstastic event.And it's much more great that 2012 is also the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.What's such a fanstastic!
Congrats London!

HMQueenElizabethII 07-06-2005 10:43 AM

THE QUEEN'S MESSAGE TO THE SUCCESSFUL LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC BID TEAM



6 July 2005

I send you my warmest congratulations to you and every member of the London 2012 team for winning the bid for the UK. It is a really outstanding achievement to beat such a highly competitive field. My very best wishes go to you all as you celebrate this remarkable success.

ELIZABETH R

ElisaR 07-06-2005 10:54 AM

I am very happy because I very much wanted these Olympics in London. Congratulations! :)

monaco70s 07-06-2005 12:28 PM

I also wanted Paris to win, but you know I'm also happy for London, I'm sure the Olympics will be great and we'll see like always many royals :)

Sue- 07-06-2005 12:32 PM

Congratulations to London!

I watched the end of the live announcement and my choice was also Paris but sure Londin will give the best as well.
I always love the Games, so let's look forward to the Olympics 2012 in London :D

Amira 07-06-2005 12:34 PM

I'm disappointed , i wanted Paris to win the Olympics ...anyway congratulation to London :)

BeccaLynn07 07-06-2005 01:31 PM

I didn't get to watch the live announcement, but I think it's awesome London got it. Congrats to London!

Doņa Metizia 07-06-2005 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by princesse sarah
i think comity olympics members were buyed by importants personality of england, they prefered Paris and suddenly they change their opinion at the last time it is odd i do not find you?



It could have feen Chirac's comments about British cuisine.

Even though I'm a New Yorker I'm glad that NYC did not get to host the games.

Lena 07-06-2005 03:34 PM

Iīm happy itīs London. I could imagine, that prince William (or his brother) will get involved. Of course the Royals would have travelled also to Paris, but IMO things are different, when a Monarchy self is the arranging country...

Danielle 07-06-2005 03:56 PM

Whenever a country is announced as the next host-city for the Olympics, I always think about what the Opening Ceremony will be like, what the medals look like and what will the uniforms look like (the Australians have had some disgusting ones, like last years). I'm sure you're right about a Monarchy hosting the Games, Lena. I think there will be far more events taking place for the Royals than had it been in Paris. That's good news for us at TRF. :)

Humera 07-06-2005 04:08 PM

I love looking at the uniforms too Danielle.
Maybe the Australians should have Roots make their uniforms;) The company has made Canada's uniforms for years and made sure that our team looked the hippest and best, so much so that the US had their uniforms designed by Roots.

Congratulations to London. I admit I was kind of hoping they'd get the olympics. The Parisians had a bit of an attitude didnt they? with Chirac making fun of British food.
I heard about that yesterday and one of the commentators mentioned that such a statement would not go down well with the committee because rival cities aren't allowed to comment on each other's bids.

Mascha 07-06-2005 04:42 PM

Gongratulations to London!! My personal favorite was Madrid but oh well...:)
This whole election got me thinking who's hosting the games in 2008?:confused:
Does anybody know? I thought it was Germany but I'm not sure..

Lena 07-06-2005 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mascha
Gongratulations to London!! My personal favorite was Madrid but oh well...:)
This whole election got me thinking who's hosting the games in 2008?:confused:
Does anybody know? I thought it was Germany but I'm not sure..

The games in 2008 are hosted of Beijing.
http://en.beijing-2008.org/

Mascha 07-06-2005 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lena
The games in 2008 are hosted of Beijing.
http://en.beijing-2008.org/

Thanks:)
(Germany what was I thinking?:D :D )


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