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LONDON 2012!!!!

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1. Posted by chrisavfc (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

Just heard the news!!!!

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Congrats to London! Personally I like the choice with mainland Europe having hosted the games not too long ago....

Taken from BBC News:

"London won a two-way fight with Paris by 54 votes to 50 at the IOC meeting in Singapore, after bids from Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated.

Paris had been favourites throughout the campaign but London's hopes were raised after an impressive presentation by Lord Coe, the bid chairman.

IOC president Jacques Rogge made the dramatic announcement at 1249 BST.

It will be the first time the Olympics has been held in Britain since 1948."....

Phew, I can only imagine what this is going to do with the prices of accommodation there, which are already so high!!!

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

54 - 50 - close shave.

and now taxes in London rising 200% - many won't be happy

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I'm so going....

5. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

It's going to be fabulous, I watched them announce it and I honestly thought the guy was going to say...."France!!"
what a great surprise although it is SEVEN years away!!...


6. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

ya...congrats to London!

7. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Its great achievement for Londo. Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!