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At the end, London got the chance to host the Games by getting 54 votes, beating Paris by 50.
2012 Summer Olympics bidding results City NOC Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 London United Kingdom 22 27 39 54 Paris France 21 25 33 50 Madrid Spain 20 32 31 — New York City United States 19 16 — — Moscow Russia 15 — — —
THE OPENING CEREMONY LET THE SPORTING EXTRAVAGANZE BEGIN !
The Head of State of the Host Country is received at the entrance of the Olympic Stadium by the President of the IOC and the Chair of the Organising Committee. For London 2012, Her Majesty the Queen will be greeted by Jacques Rogge and Sebastian Coe.
PARADE OF ATHLETES is the highlight of the ceremony, which is a procession of all the contestants from the participating nations. Teams enter in alphabetical order, according to the language of the Host Country, apart from the Greek team, which enters first, and the Host Country (in this case Team GB), who march in last.
This is followed by speeches being delivered by the senior members of the Organizing Committee.
Once the Games have been declared open, the Olympic Flag is carried into the Stadium and hoisted into the air as the Olympic Anthem is played.
The big finale is the entrance of the Olympic Flame into the Stadium. It is passed through the athletes to the final Torchbearer, who will ceremoniously light the Olympic Cauldron, indicating the beginning of the Games. The Olympic Flame will continue to burn for the whole of the Games.
The London 2012 project is delivered by two key organisations - one private, one public
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Finance (Facts & Figures) Particulars Cost ( in billions) Venues and Infrastructure £5.3 Lower Lea Valley regeneration £1.7 Contingency fund £2.7 Security and policing costs £600 million VAT £800 million Elite sport and Paralympic funds £400 million Total for the games and regeneration £9.345 Staging the games £2
Working for London 2012 is a chance to share a moment of history – not just in the UK, but on a global stage.
Legacy after the Games creating job opportunities
Cleansing and widening of canals and waterways of River Lea.
Olympic and Paralympic Village will be converted into homes
Transport improvements (DLR)
MARKETING "You can have the best product or service in the world, but if people don't buy - it's worthless. So in reality it doesn't matter how wonderful your new product or service is. The real question is - will they buy it?" Noel Peebles
Media opportunities in numbers 220 Countries with broadcast rights 3800 Hours+programming 4.7 billion Tv viewers (For opening Ceremony) 10-30 Average hours consumption per viewer 14. 5 m Websites already talking about London 2012