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The final presentation

In Singapore, Paris was the first of the five candidate cities to provide its final presentation to the International Olympic Committee. Jacques Chirac, Bertrand Delanoë and Henri Sérandour, all spoke on behalf of Paris 2012. Their presentation was specially accompanied by a movie directed by Luc Besson.

B. Delanoë addresses the IOC members watched by J. Chirac. (© AFP)
- 117th IOC Session, in Singapore
- Videos of the 5 competing cities presentations
Just a few hours before the final vote by the IOC members, this stage in the competition was considered crucial. Led by  President Bertrand Delanoë, and the CNOSF President Henri Sérandour, the French Delegation  launched its final presentation at the Raffles Hotel.
At 9am local time, (3am Paris time), Paris 2012 introduced its candidature, which benefits from the support of 87% of the French public. A movie of approximately 30 minutes in
duration, directed by Luc Besson, depicting the tremendous passion of the French for Olympism, was viewed by the IOC members.
This final presentation was compared by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Jean-François Lamour, to the free-style skating element of a figure skating competition, and essential to convince still undecided members of the IOC. Each city has one hour to present its program.
Following Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid will one-by-one reveal their "final cards" in front of the International Olympic Committee members.
The result of the IOC vote will be announced by its President, Jacques Rogge, at 1.30pm, Paris time, on Wednesday.
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