LONDON will be hosting the 2012 Olympic games, beating long term favourite Paris.
At the announcement in Singapore today the bidding cities made one last presentation, with London emphasising the importance of youth within the Olympic movement.
In Paris a wave of disappointment swept over the crowds outside the l’hotel de ville as the result was announced and questions are sure to be asked of the negative influence Jacques Chirac had on the bid.
His embarrassing comments about British food in an aside during a visit to Russia on Sunday may well have done irreparable damage, just days before Olympic committee members cast their votes.
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