These cities were Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, Paris and Rio de Janeiro.By 19 November 2004, all five candidate cities had submitted their candidate file to the International Olympic Committee.It focuses on oversight of the Games, cross-programme programme management and the London 2012 Olympic Legacy before and after the Games that will benefit London and the UK.The organisation is also responsible for the supervision of the £9.3 billion of public sector funding.Also New York and Madrid obtained very positive evaluation reports.
They concluded that London has been making excellent progress and that the 2012 games would leave a lasting legacy.
At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes, defeating Paris's 50.
Various French publications blamed the Paris loss on French President Jacques Chirac's statements before the vote that "We can't trust people [the British] who have such bad food.
Originally London was seen lagging Paris by considerable margin; however, this started to improve with the appointment of Sebastian Coe as new head of London 2012 on .
In late August 2004, some reports started emerging predicting a London and Paris tie in the 2012 bid.