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Damn, I really forgot that the decision was today. I was mainly focussed on the first round of the EURO 2012 play-offs.

But now: Congratulations, London! It would have been sheer madness if you had lost. And it's wonderful to know that this great and unique Olympic Stadium will now have a future in (almost) its present size and with the athletics track.

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Today was the "safe choice" day.... Gold Coast and London!!! Nice to see London 2012 leagacy working!! Contratulations... But i wanted Doha to win :S still London is a great city and deserves it more.

And I'd guess the next step for London will be a Commonwealth Games - they could go for 2022 or 2026, but I suspect they'd like the centenial games in 2030.

London will be a great host of the CG!!

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It's Loudon!! I hope they don't bail out now as they did for 2005. ;)

Poor Doha, but they will be back for 2019 I'm sure.

This vote just shows off what a bunch of dupes FIFA is/was.

Now the onus is on the IOC.

Thinking the same... Doha will be back in 2019

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And I'd guess the next step for London will be a Commonwealth Games - they could go for 2022 or 2026, but I suspect they'd like the centenial games in 2030.

Probably. The only spanner in the works is if another UK city bids before then, which I can see happening.

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I don't know what London would do in terms of an athletes village for another big multi-sport event like the Commonwealths. The Olympic Village will be long sold off as housing by 2030. Whatever happens, it won't be as compact as the 2012 Games for most athletes.

And the media centre and press centre will also be in use by then too, so a different solution will need to be worked out for that.

Not to mention, the aquatics centre would need its temporary stands (or one temporary stand) put back on again!

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Housing is always being built - so some sort of development to be converted to housing afterwards won't be an issue - though might be further away than the Olympic village. Media and press requirements are significantly smaller for the Commonwealth Games, while I'm sure the Aquatics Centre will be big enough - bigger than Manchester 2002 I think, and I'm sure they've said the reduced size would fit with FINA guidelines for World Champs etc.

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1. I don't know what London would do in terms of an athletes village for another big multi-sport event like the Commonwealths. The Olympic Village will be long sold off as housing by 2030. Whatever happens, it won't be as compact as the 2012 Games for most athletes.

And the media centre and press centre will also be in use by then too, so a different solution will need to be worked out for that.

2. Not to mention, the aquatics centre would need its temporary stands (or one temporary stand) put back on again!

1. It's only about 1,800 athletes for the IAAF champs-- so maybe a university dorm would do??

2. See how impractical that design of hers is??

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