Why was London chosen to host the 2012 Olympic Games?
Cities have to bid to host the Olympic Games. At the deadline for bids for the 2012 games, 9 cities had submitted their bids. These were: Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. It then goes to a second round, to narrow the field. The IOC reduced the cities to: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, and Paris. The next step is for the IOC to send inspectors to the candidate cities. After the inspections comes the evaluation of the reports, and then a vote. At the voting sessions, Moscow, New York and Madrid were ruled out, and it came down to a vote between London and Paris. London won by 54 votes to 50.
They are to be held in London, UK. The building of the necessary new sports facilities that are required has already commenced. The 2012 Olympic Games were held in London, England. The area that they were held at was Stretford, East London. But this was not the first time that they were held in London. They were held in 1908 and 1948. London is considered to be the only city to have held the Olympic…
The London 2012 Olympic games Opening Ceremony will be on 27th July 2012 at Olympic Stadium in London. Olympic Stadium has a capacity of 80,000 and organisers expect 250,000 people to visit Olympic Park, in which Olympic Stadium is situated. It is expected that London 2012 Opening Ceremony will be start from 9PM.