Skip to comments.SAN DIEGO MAYOR: CHANGE RULES TO ALLOW JOINT U.S.-MEXICO CROSS-BORDER OLYMPICS BID
Posted on 05/05/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by onyx
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he wanted to pursue a joint Olympics bid with Mexico even after he was informed by the United States Olympic Committee that international rules prevent the two countries from doing so.
The Associated Press reported the bid "appeared dead before arrival Tuesday" because the "U.S. Olympic Committee said international rules don't allow two countries to mount a joint candidacy."
Filner, a Democrat who was a former Congressman, seems intent on still going forward with the bid with Tijuana. A San Diego-Tijuana Olympics would also cause massive border security problems and create many hurdles for law enforcement officials as well.
According to USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky, Christopher Sullivan, the USOC's chief of protocol and bids, informed Filner's team that the "International Olympic Committee charter doesn't allow for bordering countries to host Summer Games."
Even though the USOC spokesman said, "there's no opportunity for them to bid together," Filner said he was "undaunted."
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Filner has been a Communist since his college days.
Beyond disgusting that he was elected mayor.
What racial pandering by a typical pol looking to feather his own nest.
Spanish will be the official language of the San Diego Olympics.
I suppose after the passage of NAFTA and the collapse of the border any concept of a sovereign U.S. independent of Mexico is an illusion so why not a joint Olympic bid.
Maybe he can be mayor somewhere in Mexico.
When I was a kid, America didn’t need Mexico’s help to win the Olympics.
Given how much sex already happens at the Olympics the last thing they need is ready access to TJ.
The conventional wisdom says that Dallas has the inside track to be the USOC representative for the 2024 bid.....mainly because we already have most of the facilities already in place.
He’s beyond sickening.
He would be happy with NO border!
I still can’t believe this Commie is mayor.
One of the events will be border jumping. That’s a sure gold for the mexiclowns.
I thought everybody who could run, jump or swim was already here.
Hey don’t sell us short. SD has two big stadia and TJ has a bull ring and fields where people’s heads have been cut off. Suitable for a variety of events.
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