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BID PROFILE AND FACT SHEET - 2012 SUMMER OLYMPIC BIDS




Bid: 2012 Summer Olympic Games

When IOC Chooses Winner: July 6, 2005, Singapore

Bid Status: London won bid on the 4th ballot defeating Paris 54-50.

Bids (by order of final presentation): Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid


Who Votes - Who Doesn't
Bid Background - How The Election Works


Current Applicant Cities

London, UK

Madrid, Spain - Won Spanish nomination on January 21, 2002

Moscow, Russia

New York, USA - Won USOC nomination on November 2, 2002

Paris, France


2012 Bid Timeline

  • November 2, 2002 - United States Olympic Committee elects its 2012 candidate (New York)
  • January 21, 2003 - Spanish Olympic Committee elects its 2012 candidate
  • February 27, 2003 - French officials meet to decide Paris' intentions for 2012
  • April 12, 2003 - German Olympic Committee elects its 2012 candidate
  • May, 2003 - IOC to send circular to NOC's inviting them to submit the name of an applicant city.
  • July 7th, 2003 - Brazil Olympic Committee to elect 2012 candidate, Rio De Janeiro or São Paulo.
  • July 15th, 2003 - NOC's to inform the IOC of the name of an applicant city (by letter)
  • August 30th, 2003 - USD $150,000 fees due from applicant cities
  • October 7 to 10, 2003 - IOC Applicant City Seminar in Lausanne
  • November 21-22, 2003 - Bids to visit Athens for 2004 organization update
  • January 15th, 2004 - Applicant Cities to reply to IOC questionnaire
  • January 15th to June 2004 - Examination of replies by IOC and experts
  • May 18, 2004 - Acceptance of short-listed candidate cities by the IOC executive board
  • August, 2004 - Candidate City Observer Programme at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens
  • November 15th, 2004 - Candidature files submitted to IOC
  • February 3 to March 17, 2005 - Visits of the IOC evaluation committee to the Candidate Cities
    • Madrid: February 3 to 6
    • London: February 16 to 19
    • New York: February 21 to 24
    • Paris: March 9 to 12
    • Moscow: March 14 to 17
  • June 6, 2005 - Evaluation commission report
  • July 6, 2005 - Election of the 2012 host city by the IOC session in Singapore.

Bid Books For 2012

PDF London Bid Book
PDF Madrid Bid Book
PDF Moscow Bid Book
PDF New York Bid Book
PDF Paris Bid Book


IOC Bid Documents

IOC 2012 Technical Evaluation Report

IOC 2012 Candidature Acceptance Procedure

IOC 2012 Short List Report

IOC Candidature Acceptance and Questionnaire


Evaluation Commission

The Evaluation Commission was appointed on July 27, 2004. The team will analyze the candidature files that the five candidate cities will submit on November 15, 2004 and will make inspections on site before issuing a report in May 2005.

  • Chairperson: Mrs Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL (MAR)
  • IOC representatives: Mrs Els van BREDA VRIESMAN (NED), Mr Paul HENDERSON (CAN), Mr Patrick JARVIS (CAN), Mr Mustapha LARFAOUI (ALG), Mr José Luis MARCO (ARG), Mr Ser Miang NG (SIN), Mr Sam RAMSAMY (RSA)
  • Experts: Mr Simon BALDERSTONE (AUS), Mr Philippe BOVY (SUI), Mr Bob ELPHINSTON (AUS)
Visits of the IOC evaluation committee to the Candidate Cities
  • Madrid: February 3 to 6
  • London: February 16 to 19
  • New York: February 21 to 24
  • Paris: March 9 to 12
  • Moscow: March 14 to 17

Failed To Make Short List May 18, 2004

Havana, Cuba

Leipzig, Germany - Won German nomination on April 12, 2003

Istanbul, Turkey

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Cancelled 2012 Bid Cities

Abuja, Nigeria (announced by Sports Minister Stephen Akiga on August 19, 2002)

Cairo, Egypt

Hyderabad or New Delhi, India (According to India's Sport Minister 4/24/02)

Budapest, Hungary (Bid Cancelled April 30, 2003)

Toronto, Canada (Decided not to bid after Vancouver, also in Canada, won 2010 bid))


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