As of about 7 o'clock EST this morning it was official, and congratulations to London, England as the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The bidding as reported was fiercely competitive, with New York making an excellent presentation of their bid to the IOC. Needless to say, and discounting all the recent flap over a controversial new West Side Stadium here to house the games, including the more recent proposals of an Olympic Village to be built at the Brooklyn Waterfront (from which the view would have been spectacular), it would have certainly been an undeniable boost for the economy on several levels to have the games here in the Apple. But in the outcome, they'll be held in London in 2012 -- and New York will no doubt still be: "New York...The World's Capital."
I really don't think anything will ever change that.
So congratulations once again to London, the host city of The 2012 Olympic Games.
Let's make it a great Wednesday, all. Peace.