29 August - 9 September 2012
London, Great Britain
On 6 July, at the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Singapore, London (Great Britain) was elected to be the host city of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Following four rounds of voting by IOC members, London eventually triumphed by taking 54 votes from a possible 104. Candidate cities competing for the right to host the 2012 Games were Paris (France), New York (USA), Moscow (Russia), London (Great Britain) and Madrid (Spain)*.
The purpose of London 2012 is to deliver accessible and inclusive designs for all facilities, maximize media coverage and strengthen the Paralympic Movement. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of every athlete’s career. London 2012 will strive to provide conditions that enable the athletes to compete in an environment of excellence, friendship and enjoyment.
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