2012 London Olympics 95 Days to go – The Bidding Process 2016 & 2020 Olympics
London will play host to one of the biggest sporting events of 2012 the LONDON 2012 Olympics from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
95 days are left for Olympics to commence .
Indian Stamp Ghar will begin countdown to this event by a Philatelic rundown everyday for next 95 days.
Bids for 2016 Summer Olympics
Seven cities submitted their Bids on September 13,2007 to host the Games of XXXI Olympics and Paralympics in 2016.Four Cities Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo & Rio De Janeiro whose bids were considered the strongest by IOC in Jun 2004 were shortlisted to be the candidate cities. The remaining three – Baku,Doha & Prague were eliminated.
In the final elections Chicago fell in first round followed by Tokyo. At the 121st IOC session held in Copenhagen Denmark final voting took place and Rio De Janeiro defeated Madrid by 66 Votes to 32 to win the right to host 2016 Summer Olympic Games. It will be the first South American City to host the Summer Olympics.
Bids for 2020 Summer Olympics
The process for selection of host city for 2020 Summer Olympics has commenced . Five cities Istanbul, Tokyo,Baku, Doha and Madrid are competing. The IOC will select the Candidate cities on 23 May 2012 and the host city will be elected at the 125th IOC SESSION IN Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013.
A miniature sheet issued in 2007 by Qatar with four stamps to mark DOHA bid for 2016 Olympics.