May 2003-July 2005: 26 intensive months to prepare and present Paris's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.


May 21st, 2003

Paris announces its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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

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

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

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

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May 18th, 2004
The IOC announces the short-list of candidate cities.

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

May 18th to November 15th, 2004
The candidate cities prepare their bid dossiers.

November 15th, 2004
Submission of bid dossiers to the IOC.

November 15th, 2004, to January 30th, 2005
The IOC examines the bid dossiers received.
The candidate cities receive the IOC assessment commission.

May 2005
The IOC assessment commission publishes its report.

July 6th, 2005
Election of the host city for the 30th Olympic Games during the IOC session in Singapore.


Tony Parker
"I'd be overjoyed if Paris was picked..."

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