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New York, Moscow, Madrid, Paris eliminated

Updated: July 8, 2005, 9:51 AM ET
Associated Press

SINGAPORE -- London vs. Paris. Tea and crumpets vs. wine and cheese. British determination vs. French confidence. The hotly contested race to host the 2012 Olympics came down to an Old World battle of rival cities separated for centuries by culture and Channel.

Surprise. London won.

The British capital, which last had the games in 1948 while continental Europe was rebuilding in the aftermath of World War II, upset Paris 54-50 on the fourth ballot Wednesday. Moscow, New York ...

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