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View Poll Results: host city of Olympics 2012
London, UK 280 25.23%
Madrid, Spain 342 30.81%
Moscow, Russia 90 8.11%
New York, USA 206 18.56%
Paris, France 192 17.30%
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 06:15 PM   #781
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1.NY
2.London
3.Paris
4.Moscow
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 06:25 PM   #782
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1. London
2. Paris
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 07:50 PM   #783
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1. London, that's for sure.
2. New York City, but still, I'd much rather see it in London.
3. Paris, it's been awhile.
4. Moscow, too ... Not-my-stylish
5. Madrid, Barcelona 92'
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 08:21 PM   #784
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1. London
2. Moscow
3. Madrid
4. Paris
5. New York
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 10:02 PM   #785
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Ah I'm not so sure about that. No matter where the olympics are held (especially in New York City) the stadiums will be full.
Well, they weren't in Athens!
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 10:46 PM   #786
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Not at the morning events!


One thing for sure I will know....The stadiums in London will be full....even for the paralympics....not an almost empty stadium that we usually see!
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Old April 24th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #787
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75 days to go: London launches Countdown Clock

Politicians from all three major political parties have taken a break from the General Election campaign to launch a London 2012 Countdown Clock in Trafalgar Square.

The clock shows the exact number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until the Host City for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is announced on 6 July.

London 2012 ambassador Cherie Blair joined bid Chairman Sebastian Coe and Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell to unveil the clock, which is sponsored by London 2012 Premier Partner EDF Energy.

And Shadow Sports Minister Hugh Robertson joined Liberal Democrat London spokeswoman Sarah Teather at the launch to underline the cross-party support behind London's bid.

Double Olympic champion Lord Coe said: "The London 2012 Countdown Clock provides a visual focus for our campaign as we enter the final stages of our bid to bring the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to London.

"I believe that London has a winning blueprint, and just this week the Mayor announced that a new hockey facility will be built in London regardless of the outcome of the bid.

"This leaves us just two permanent venues to build for a London Games and demonstrates the sporting benefits already coming from this bid."

Mrs Blair, who has been one of the bid's strongest supporters, added: "I know that winning the right to host the Games here in London would be a huge boost to the capital, the UK and the Olympic Movement.

"It would be a fantastic experience for the world's athletes and would help to inspire a new generation of young people around the world and help to increase participation in Olympic sport."

Ms Jowell, the Cabinet Minister with responsibility for the bid, emphasised the support that London 2012 had from across the political spectrum.

"I am delighted to stand alongside Conservatives and Liberal Democrats today - in the middle of the election campaign - to show the world that Britain's three main political parties are firmly on the same side, united in wanting to bring the Games to London in 2012," she said.

Tory Sports spokesman Hugh Robertson added: "The Olympic Games are the world's greatest festival of sport and it would be an honour to host the Games in our own country.

"We have a fantastic chance and we are in a strong position. This is reiterated by the cross-party support we have here today."

And Ms Teather, the Liberal Democrats' spokeswoman on affairs in the capital, said: "London has everything the Games need: a strong technical bid, the skills and enthusiasm, and a legacy to regenerate the parts of London that need it most.

"Now the Countdown Clock is counting down the days, hours and minutes until the vote in Singapore the excitement and passion for London's bid can only grow."

Commuters and visitors passing through the capital's major railway stations will also see London 2012 Countdown Clocks on giant advertising screens.

The screens at Charing Cross, Euston, Gatwick Airport, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Paddington and Waterloo stations are part of a £500,000 promotional campaign that also includes posters, leaflets and stickers.

Network Rail Chief Executive John Armitt said: 'We are proud to back the bid. Hosting the Games will bring wider sporting, social and economic benefits and prestige to Britain.

"Delivering the infrastructure to support the games will have a positive knock-on effect for Britain's railway."
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Old April 24th, 2005, 01:25 AM   #788
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COME ON LONDON!!!!! GOD I HOPE WE GET IT
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Old April 24th, 2005, 03:21 AM   #789
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I say give it to a city thats never had it before...

Go MADRID
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Old April 24th, 2005, 03:27 AM   #790
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Its nice to know that even if London dont win the bid all but 2 of the Venues will be/are being built anyway!

So even if we dont win....we still have many world class venues to look forward to....and in a great area aswell

London will have its very own little sporting village...hazaa!


I just hope the IOC arnt thinking.....oh well they're building most of the stuff anyway so they wont be too upset they dont get the olympics!
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Old April 24th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #791
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MADRID, MADRID, MADRID
"PIECE" FROM SPAIN I WAS BORN.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:53 AM   #792
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1. London
2. NYC
3. Moscow
4. Paris
5. Madrid

I think this is a very unique year due to the fact all 5 contenders are major cities in the world.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #793
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1. London
2. NYC
3. Moscow
4. Paris
5. Madrid

I think this is a very unique year due to the fact all 5 contenders are major cities in the world.
5. Madrid????
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Old April 24th, 2005, 02:09 PM   #794
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The race so far

1. Paris 10 -12 votes ahead
2. London
3. NYC
4. Madrid
5. Moscow
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Old April 24th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #795
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Mo Rush just 7 days ago :

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london is four votes ahead of paris, of course its not official but do u really think there arent people at the london 2012 headquartes with photos of each ioc member on the wall calculating who will vote for who and who is certain and who is not, london can gain 2 votes at the berlin and 3 potentials meaning if they really impress 3 members from the commonwealth group of countries they cud have their vote. this is no reference to this poll, which is only right about who first and last place is, paris are 2nd thus far,why does london seem to be working the hardest, one foot wrong from paris and some panorama footage will be released and that court case could turn sour as well as SEB coe's big suprise..there is still soo much more to happen..
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The race so far

1. Paris 10 -12 votes ahead
2. London
3. NYC
4. Madrid
5. Moscow
Dear Mo Rush, How come in 7 days London who had 5 votes ahead, is now 12 votes behind (is it that the berlin announcements and their humiliating withdrawal did harm the london bid even among its craziest fan on here ?) ??

now we all know that we don't have to believe what you write on this board as it is obvious that you're the one wo speculate the most without any reliable piece of information...
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Old April 24th, 2005, 11:46 PM   #796
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what's this I hear about London illegally offering an incentive package and having to withdraw it?
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:32 AM   #797
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #798
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We offered it ages ago with our initial package and decided (didnt 'have to') to remove it to 'stop a bidding war'....whatever they mean by that!
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #799
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Also is there something about Johnson & Johnson and the New York bid as well I hear?
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:46 AM   #800
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London Olympics 2012 Bid Team Withdraws Inducements

Sat Apr 23, 2005
By Mark Meadows


LONDON (Reuters) - London's bid team for the 2012 Olympics has withdrawn the offer of inducements for sporting bodies announced in Berlin last week.

The International Olympic Committee Ethics Commission had been asked to examine the financial incentives offered by London and New York and IOC President Jacques Rogge said he was keen to avoid a bidding war.

London had promised to give a $50,000 credit to each National Olympic Committee toward the cost of using British training camps, a bill of around $10 million, as well as air fares for team members and discount cards for restaurants, shops and theaters.

"In light of President Rogge's remarks and the importance of London 2012's commitment to working in close co-operation with the IOC, we feel it is in the best interests of the Olympic movement to withdraw the charters at this stage," a London statement said on Saturday.

"The IOC President has made clear that all candidate cities need to avoid a bidding war in the race to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012."

London had also offered free accommodation and living expenses for technical delegates from international sporting federations to stay in London for up to a year to oversee preparations.

New York's bid team was cleared on Friday of any wrongdoing by the IOC over their offer of inducements at the meeting of sports federations in Berlin.

The IOC Ethics Commission ruled that the creation of an Olympic Sports Marketing Council was an integral part of New York's candidature file and that they had no case to answer.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg had offered sports federations a chance to gain a foothold in the lucrative U.S. market as part of their pitch to win the Games along with free office space.

New York is bidding against London, Paris, Madrid and Moscow to stage the 2012 Games. The IOC will vote on the host city at its session in Singapore on July 6. London and New York were the only two cities to announce major new initiatives to sports federations at the conference and although they were not accused of contravening any rules, the IOC asked them to clarify a number of issues.

Both teams said their proposals were accounted for in their official bid books submitted last year.
all for something that might put one's city in terrible debt. None of the current cities needs the pub from an Olympics.
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