… I’m not getting too much of the computer for the time being.
Archive for July, 2005
New York 19
Moscow 15 (eliminated)
New York 16 (eliminated)
Madrid 31 (eliminated)
Paris 50 (eliminated)
That’s the score after voting. London wins by only 4 votes! You can’t get any closer than this.
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.
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
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.