2012 Olympics: Pros and Cons of London as Olympic Host

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2012 Olympics: Pros and Cons of London as Olympic Host
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Starting Friday July 27, London will host the XXX Summer Olympic Games.  Europe's third largest city will be hosting the Olympics for the third time overall, and the first time since 1948.  London beat out bids by Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. 

But is London the best city to host the Olympic games?  And what issues have arisen that diminish London's status as an excellent host city? 

Here are some pros and cons for London as host of the Summer Olympics. 

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