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Wednesday July 06 2005 12:58 GMT
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In pictures: London to host 2012 Olympics
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London has won the race to host the 2012 Olympics after a tense vote in Singapore, beating big rivals Paris.
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Even Olympic champions like Kelly Holmes were nervous before the winning city was announced.
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But when London was announced the winner the nerves disappeared, prompting huge celebrations.
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The vote to decide the winner took place in Singapore, where Sebastian Coe made a final presentation to the IOC members who voted for the host city.
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Kelly was in Trafalgar Square in London where a big Thank You party was starting up.
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Lots of British Olympic stars were in Singapore too, with Tanni Grey Thompson, Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis all delighted by London's win.
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It wasn't just Olympic stars in Singapore - England football captain David Beckham was thrilled too. He's from east London where the Games will be held.
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British children who were lucky enough to be at the announcement in Singapore hugged as David Beckham was congratulated
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Other children who were part of the crowd in London's Trafalgar Square cheered and waved flags in celebration
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Perhaps some of these kids will be celebrating on the track or in a brand-new sporting arena in 2012...
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