The United States Olympic Committee formally nominated New York as the nation's candidate to host the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday, saying the city's "global appeal" made it the top choice. The USOC's board of directors made the actual decision in November, but Tuesday was the deadline for submissions to the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC will choose the host city on July 6, 2005. The other candidates are expected to include London, Madrid, and Leipzig, Germany. Moscow, Paris and the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are also possible contenders to host the 2012 Games.
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