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London scores 2012 Olympiad

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London was awarded the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday, defeating European rival Paris in the final round of voting, to take the games back to the British capital for the first time since 1948.

Moscow, New York and Madrid were eliminated in the first three rounds of voting by the Intl. Olympic Committee vote.

IOC president Jacques Rogge declared the result in a live televised ceremony from Singapore.

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