In the wake of the euphoria following last week’s visit to assess London ability to stage the 2012 Olymic Games some UK bookmakers have tightened the odds on the capital being chosen.
Paris, however, remains the very firm favourite, and its price only eased a touch during last week’s visit. It is an even stronger favourite on the non-UK markets.
The best Paris odds from UK bookies are, by comparison, 4/9. The Betfair price is 4/11 while the international odds are touching 1/4.
The decision should be made in July.