Wednesday, July 06, 2005

London to Host 2012 Olympics

London played the guilt card, reminding the IOC that it stepped in and hosted the games while Europe was still recovering from WWII in 1948.

Well, apparently it worked. London was awarded the 2012 Olympics today in a close 54-50 vote, narrowly edging out Paris's bid. New York, Moscow and Madrid were eliminated in earlier rounds of voting.

For some details on the London bid, check out Wired's early coverage and this more recent article from ESPN.

And here's hoping that for the 2016 Olympics, the IOC might consider a South American or African country - but that's pretty unlikely isn't it?!

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