Since we got a lot of England-based memebers here, I'd like to congratulate them on London chosen to host the event in 7 years time!
I think London was the perfect choice. However, all the candidates were the so-called big cities in the world, like NY, Paris, Madrid and Moscow.
I think what tipped the scale to London, was its reputation as a multi-cultural city. It didn't have the best infrastructure as Paris, and not the total multicultural package like NY, but it had enough of each.
Moscow was probably not stable enough, and Madrid can't be considered multicultural (Thank Atli and Real fans for their racists chants, I heared some of the judges were put-off by that.)
The reaction in Paris was funny, but I felt sorry for them. To see them lose to England while massed in a square is something!