Archive for July, 2005

sorry but…

… I’m not getting too much of the computer for the time being.

Olympics 13: The vote’s figures

 
When New York was eliminated, their voters started voting for London and Paris but not much for Madrid.  Whereas the Madrid voters sticked to their original votes but saw Madrid go.
 
 
First round
London 22
Paris 21
Madrid 20
New York 19
Moscow 15 (eliminated)
 
Second round
Madrid 32
London 27
Paris 25
New York 16 (eliminated)
 
Third round
London 39
Paris 33
Madrid 31 (eliminated)
 
Fourth round
London 54
Paris 50 (eliminated)
 
IOC members from countries with candidate cities were ineligible to vote while their candidates were still in contention.
 
bye bye for now.  i look forward to 2012 in London.  congrats to you guys.

Olympics 12: 54-50

That’s the score after voting.  London wins by only 4 votes! You can’t get any closer than this.

Olympics 11: French President wishes luck

He was flying to the G8 summit when he got the news.

French president Jacques Chirac has wished London “good luck” in hosting the 2012 Olympics after the UK capital pipped Paris in the vote in Singapore.

Olympics 10: What british newspapers said

The Sun: London’s burning, London bid bosses have Olympics within grasp
The Mirror: Lord of the rings, Seb Coe calls star-studded line-up to help London across finishing line
The Guardian: Paris banking on third time lucky, Paris stands on verge of historic Olympic achievement
The Daily Telegraph: Ultimate gold medal awaits
The Times: London confident entering final straight
Daily Mail: The closest race in history
Daily Express: Coe’s moment of destiny
The Independent: London sprints to line with Blair pitch project
London Evening Standard: It must be us
 
Source: bbc.co.uk

Olympics 9: IOC president’s message

So true.

1355 BST: Jacques Rogge, IOC president


We are very pleased with the victory of London. It was a high quality bid and they are people we trust who will deliver a great Games. We know the cruelty of sport, but this an even crueller game with only one medal – a gold one. Well done to London.

Olympics 8: Contract signed

Mission accomplished!
1325 BST: London sign the host city contract.

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