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Date
27 Dec 2005
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London 2012 , IOC News , London 2012 News

IOC Reiterates Voting Details For Host City Of The XXX Olympiad


Following media speculation with regard to a possible error having been committed in the third and penultimate round of the election of the Host City of the Games of the XXX Olympiad, the International Olympic Committee has reiterated the facts of that round of voting:
 
  • 104 voting boxes were distributed to the members eligible to vote (this does not include the IOC President, who chooses not to vote).
  • 103 votes were cast.
  • One IOC member did not vote.
  • No abstentions were recorded, no votes were voided.
  • The result of the vote was:
    • London 39
    • Paris 33
    • Madrid 31.
  • Having the least number of votes, Madrid was eliminated.
  • Even if the 104th vote had been cast, it is mathematically impossible that it could have changed the outcome of the third round of voting i.e. even if the 104th vote had been cast for Madrid, that city would still have been eliminated, having one vote less than Paris, leaving Paris and London in the final round.
In accordance with the IOC's transparent process, full voting details were made available to media attending the IOC's 117th Session in Singapore.
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