Skip to comments.U.S. not seeking 2020 Summer Olympics
Posted on 02/21/2010 12:36:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Recently rebuffed in its attempt to hold the 2016 Summer Games in Chicago, the U.S. Olympic Committee does not plan to enter a U.S. city in the race for the 2020 Summer Games and remains uncertain about when it will next attempt to bring a Games to U.S. soil, USOC Chief Executive Scott Blackmun said Saturday morning.
"The cold and hard reality is Chicago spent approximately $80 million on its bid," Blackmun said. "It's going to be difficult to get U.S. cities to continue to invest to that level unless they think they have a realistic chance of winning. The [International Olympic Committee] sent us a message, loud and clear, that they don't want the Games to be in the United States."
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Thanks Obama, Ya Jackass!!
Good. Give it a rest for a while, then when the timing is right, let one of the big cities that can handle these things like L.A. or N.Y. go for it.
With the ammount of debt America is racking up and the way Obama is spending money we can’t AFFORD to have the Olympics in the USA. I have hear that the security costs alone for the Vancouver Olympics is going to run almost $1 Billion.... barry and Congress is already wasting Billions for the “Stimulus”/Obama Democrat Slush Fund that has not created any jobs....
Canada is on their third Winter Olympics.
Yep, were taking our ball and going home. (blowing raspberry)
That’s OK as long as we get to dominate in the medal count.
BTW the last time the US had the most medals during the Winter Olympics was in 1932. We can do this!
These events might go the way of the World’s Fairs,
just too expensive for the return.
I’d be prouder of that achievement if the Winter Games hadn’t introduced X-Games junk sports that were mostly pioneered in the U.S. Granted, we’ve held our own in some big events too but all the skateboarding crap inflates our medal count.
The Summer Games has become so huge that its a guaranteed money-loser. Think Athens is swimming in cash after hosting theirs? Barcelona? It could very well be that almost nobody is going to want to host them by 2020. Then the IOC will give the games to Havana or Pyongyang who’ll use it for propaganda purposes, not for sport.
“Chicago spent approximately $80 million on its bid”
Barry’s inept Chicago Olympics bid is a microcosm of his Administration to date - profligate spending with no tangible results. Barry’s bloated ego is high maintenance.
Shaun White is awesome, dude!
But I would have never dreamed that US would win silver in the Nordic Combined cross country. The last time we won a medal in cross country was in 1976. Norway tends to dominate that event...
Why not nominate Detroit? The union thugs at the UAW and SEIU can provide “security” for the event, ACORN can provide the “imported” adult “entertainment” for the tourists and athletes, AmeriCorps can work the stands, the Black Panthers can valet park, Michael Moore and his interns can film the events and the millions of homeless can cook Rainbow stew, roadkill and meth with a side of Thunderbird for the guests.
So “Boy Blunder” who is the worst salesman on the planet and cannot close a deal, much less a closet door, is the cause of our inability to host?
Will wonders never cease.
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