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San Francisco Among U.S. Host Contenders for 2024 Summer Olympics
NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Jun 13, 2014

Posted on 06/13/2014 9:03:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

If the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to enter a city in the selection process, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are the host site contenders

San Francisco is one of four U.S. cities on a short list of possible host sites for the 2024 Summer Olympics, part of a lengthy and expensive process that will not result in a selection for about three more years

An American bid would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running. A United States Olympic Committee process that began 16 months ago by sending letters to leaders in 35 cities is now at four finalists after Dallas and San Diego were scratched from the list of possible bidders.

"Boston, LA, San Francisco and Washington have each given us reason to believe they can deliver a compelling and successful bid...

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcbayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: losangeles; olympics; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 06/13/2014 9:03:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t the sea level going to be too high by then?


2 posted on 06/13/2014 9:06:45 PM PDT by rey
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To: nickcarraway

Greg Lou Gayness should be happy if the diving is held in San FranCisco.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 9:07:40 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: nickcarraway

Ugh.... can you imagine? I can see several nations boycotting such a spectacle. The homos would turn it into ‘their event’. Might as well be Sodom 2024.

No, even Baghdad would be better than SanFran.

However if there’s a shoulder-mounted missile launcher competition, we have a chance at the gold with Leland Yee


4 posted on 06/13/2014 9:08:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

SF would be a joke. They have no real venues. Contestants would be shipped to the Sierras, down to Monterey, To Berkley....all over just to compete. They have NO SPACE to build a village for the athletes.

Talk about stupid....I guess that means it will happen


5 posted on 06/13/2014 9:09:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

LA in 1984 had bike races on freeways. They were spread out all over the place; it seemed to work well. There is a whole bunch of space to build in the Bay Area. The trick would be getting things okayed by the environmental agencies.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 9:20:41 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t even root for the USA in the Olympics anymore. What kind of numbskull WANTS to pay for this????


7 posted on 06/13/2014 9:25:27 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

Better San Fran than Boston. Boston really *doesn’t* have room to build venues. If there was a way to use existing sites for the events, it might work, but even then, traffic would be an absolute nightmare.

On the other hand, it would be kind of neat to see the rowing events held in the Charles Basin, and the marathon can use the traditional Boston Marathon route, which is one of the better world-class routes.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 9:26:40 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: nickcarraway
There won't be a U.S. as we knew it to field a team in 2024. Most of the U.S. cities listed as possible venues will be too broke by then anyway.

Keep your eyes on the World Cup in Rio de Janerio and the political turmoil around it. Now, project and magnify that turmoil for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio. These 2 events could well provide a peak into the future for a Summer Olympics in the U.S.

9 posted on 06/13/2014 9:30:54 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Marcus Tullius Cicero: "A nation ... cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: nickcarraway
San Fransicko?

Well, pole vaulting and high jumping will lead in popularity among the local tourists, that's for sure.

Leni

10 posted on 06/13/2014 9:39:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: nickcarraway

They should consider giving it to a city in the so called Rust Belt. People in that region of the country still have their dreams too. The temporary building boost would help the economy for a couple years at least. You people will laugh at me, but I say “What about Detroit?”, or somewhere in Ohio. With all the newly cleared acreage now free of burnt down buildings, there should be room enough for an Olympic Village. Our neighbor to the north, my Canadian brothers in Windsor would also love it. Just be ready to spend a lot on security, come down fast and hard on any flies in the ointment.


11 posted on 06/13/2014 9:41:07 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

They wouldn’t build a new stadium for the football team and they will build one for tennis and volleyball?


12 posted on 06/13/2014 9:43:55 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: lee martell

No thanks! Montreal just paid it’s last payment from their Olympics in 1976!


13 posted on 06/13/2014 9:47:59 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: rey

Gay Olympics? Wonder what the events would be? Pole vault?


14 posted on 06/13/2014 9:56:42 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Is THAT right?! Wow. Even still though, in today’s world there are many more Millionaires than there were back in 1976. I never even heard of Billionaires until the 1990’s. Now, you even have so-called Rap singers becoming Billionaires. I bring this up to say, there are many sources of high financing available today. Some still think like Venture Capitalists used to, in that they are not afraid to lose a lot of their initial investment, if they still get publicity and product recognition. Think about this Taylor Swift is worth over $150. million, she could group with others to fund this goodwill project. Just as celebrities group to buy sports teams.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 10:05:36 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Yes. And the costs of land acquisition, design and building have risen exponentially as well. I can not imagine a city of any size wanting the Olympics. They are prestigious but prohibitively expensive to host.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 10:18:43 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: liege

No there isn’t space to build. They tried to put plans together for a bid before and it turns into a class A joke.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 10:21:48 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

The Gay Games are in Cleveland this year. No kidding. There is a gay Olympics. Has been since 1982. As if the Olympics isn’t gay enough.

http://www.gg9cle.com/


18 posted on 06/13/2014 10:23:44 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Steelfish

Modern pentathlon:
1. Bareback riding
2. Sword play
3. Fudge packing
4. Salad toss
5. Trunk spelunking


19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:15:37 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Steelfish

Modern pentathlon:
1. Bareback riding
2. Sword play
3. Fudge packing
4. Salad toss
5. Trunk spelunking


20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:16:59 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

Dang :(


21 posted on 06/13/2014 11:17:41 PM PDT by twister881
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To: nickcarraway

What’s interesting is that we, like Brazil, might find ourselves hosting a World Cup and The Olympics within a few years of each other, if FIFA takes away the 2022 WC from Qatar


22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:19:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I seriously doubt that we’ll last that long, as fast as we’re swirling down the toilet.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 11:22:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: nickcarraway

I am a fan of SF Bay Area pro sports teams. Having stated that I could
not support the Olympic Games being held in SF assuming they
could find the space. Contemplation of the likely opening and closing
ceremonies alone makes me sick. Many other Niner and SF Giant
fans think the same way.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 12:55:19 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Nifster

This shows how political these are, Dallas has THE STADIUM 100,000 seat Jerry dome, next to it baseball at Ranger home, Mav arena (basketball and gymnastics), SMU or TCU for swimming and the Cotton Bowl, where they could build the village, there multiple marathons and bike races done here too, but Dallas was shut down in the final five.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 5:04:07 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: nickcarraway

Wrestling's my game,sweetie.Shall we do two falls out of three?

26 posted on 06/14/2014 6:01:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Little Pig

I don’t think they could use the Boston route. I think the Olympic rules now require a point to point marathon, beginning and ending in a stadium. (better to sell tickets)


27 posted on 06/14/2014 6:55:49 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: q_an_a

Agreed but you really don’t want all those folks coming in and basically destroying a place and then waving bye bye.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 9:03:02 AM PDT by Nifster
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