Who was the front runner for the 2012 Olympics?
The bidding process for the 2012 Olympics was considered one of the most hotly contested in the history of the IOC. Paris was seen by some as the front-runner for much of the campaign, but skillful lobbying by London’s supporters and an inspirational final presentation by Sebastian Coe led to the success of its bid.
Who are the bidders for the 2012 Summer Olympics?
Nine cities submitting bids to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics were recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Who are the winners of the London 2012 Olympics?
Marianne Vos (left) of the Netherlands beating Britain’s Elizabeth Armitstead (right) and Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya (centre) to the finish of the women’s race in the London 2012 Olympic Games road cycling competition. Sheilla Castro (13) of Brazil spiking the volleyball against the U.S. during their final match at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
What did Missy Franklin win at the 2012 Olympics?
Kanayeva, Yevgeniya Yevgeniya Kanayeva of Russia performing en route to winning a gold medal in the individual rhythmic gymnastics all-around event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Sergei Ilnitsky—EPA/Alamy Missy Franklin after winning a gold medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Chris Schmid—Eyemage Media/Alamy
What was not included in the London 2012 Olympics?
London’s bid featured the same 28 sports that had been included in other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games just two days after London had been selected as the host city.
Which is the host city for the 2012 Olympics?
Paris was widely regarded as the firm favourite to become the host city of the 2012 Olympics, considering it lost out on its previous bids for the 1992 and the 2008 Summer Olympics to Barcelona and Beijing, respectively.