Paris 2012

  : May 21st, 2003
  B. delanoŽ - © Paris 2012
Paris annouces its Bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

  J. Rogge - © AFP
The IOC publishes the list of applicant cities:
Havana (Cuba), Istanbul (Turkey), Leipzig (Germany), London (Geat Britain), Madrid (Spain), Moscow (Russia), New York (USA), Paris (France) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
  : July 16th, 2003

  : October 6th, 2003
  Place d'Iena - © Paris 2012
Setting up of Paris 2012, in Place d'Iena, in Paris's 16th arrondissement.

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Paris gives its answers to the IOC questionnaire.
  : January 15th, 2004

  : January 15th to May 18th, 2004
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The IOC and experts examine the answers submitted by the applicant cities.

  Paris Candidate City - © Paris 2012
The IOC annouces the short-list of candidate cities:
London, Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris.
  : May 18th, 2004

  : August 13th to 29th, 2004
  The Olympic Torch - © AFP
29th Olympic Games in Athens (Greece). The candidate cities attend the Games as observers.

  Paris 2012's Card - © Paris 2012
The candidate cities prepare their Bid dossier.
  : May 18th to November 15th, 2004

  : November 15th, 2004
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Paris, like the four other candidate cities, gives the IOC its final Bid dossier.

  The IOC - © AFP
The IOC examine the Bid dossiers received.
  : November 15th, 2004, to January 30th, 2005

  : December 3rd and 4th, 2004
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The 33rd European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Dubrovnik, in Croatia.† Like the four other candidate cities, Paris 2012 show infront of a third of the IOC members the trump cards of their Candidature.

  Nawal El-Moutawakel - © AFP
The candidate cities receive the IOC Evaluation Commission led by Nawal El-Moutawakel. The dates of the visit to Paris: from the 9th to the 12th of March.
  : February to March, 2005

  : May 2005
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The IOC Evaluation Commission publishes its report.

  Fireworks - © AFP
Election of the host city fot the 30th Olympic Games during the IOC session in Singapore.
  : July 6th, 2005