London Wins Bid To Host 2012 Summer Olympics

London beats Paris to host the 2012 Summer Games, bringing the Olympics to the British capital for the first time since 1948.
July 6, 2005, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"After Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated in the first three rounds, London beat its cross-Channel opponent 54-50 on the fourth ballot of the International Olympic Committee vote -- capping the most glamorous and hotly contested bid race in Olympic history."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 in CNN
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