London gets 2012 Olympics
SINGAPORE - Britain vs. France. Blair vs. Chirac. Two historic rival cities convinced they were long overdue. London prevailed %u2014 upsetting Paris to secure the 2012 Olympics.
The British capital overcame its cross-Channel opponent 54-50 Wednesday on the fourth ballot of the
International Olympic Committee vote, capping the most glamorous and hotly contested bid race in Olympic history.