Sports and my thoughts

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Thoughts: London gets 2012 Olympics

Hmm who has the 2008 Olympics? I don't know and don't really care. All I know is France lost and that makes me happy.

Britain vs. France. Blair vs. Chirac. Two historic rival cities convinced they were long overdue. London prevailed - upsetting Paris to secure the 2012 Olympics.

The British capital overcame its cross-Channel opponent 54-50 Wednesday on the fourth ballot of the International Olympic Committee vote, capping the most glamorous and hotly contested bid race in Olympic history.

Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated in the first three rounds.

London got the Olympics for the first time since 1948, while Paris was frustrated for a third time in 20 years. It hasn't held the games since 1924.

Screw France!


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