Friday, March 16, 2012

Evaluation of applicant cities for 2012 Summer Olympics

The deadline to submit applications for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games was 15 July 2003. The nine cities that submitted bids before that date also met the 15 January 2004 deadline for submission of the first phase questionnaire. Through analysis of the questionnaires, the IOC gave a weighted-average score to each city based on the scores obtained in each of the questionnaire's eleven themes: political and social support, general infrastructure, sports venues, Olympic Village, environment, accommodation, transport, security, past experience, finance, and legacy. If a bid's score was higher than six (IOC's predefined benchmark score), the city was considered highly capable of hosting the Games; otherwise, its chances were very slim. On 18 May 2004, the IOC announced the cities accepted as candidates:
  • France Paris — scored 8.5
  • Spain Madrid — scored 8.3
  • United Kingdom London — scored 7.6
  • United States New York City — scored 7.5
  • Russia Moscow — scored 6.5
  • Germany Leipzig — scored 6.0
  • Brazil Rio de Janeiro — scored 5.1
  • Turkey Istanbul — scored 4.8
  • Cuba Havana — scored 3.7

The five highest-rated applicants progressed to the next phase as official candidate cities. As stipulated, the IOC granted them the right to use theOlympic rings on their candidature emblem, together with a label identifying each as a Candidate City.


Unio Mystica said...

London would not have won the bid but surprisingly during the second round of the voting Madrid scored better than both Paris and London.

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