San Francisco, Open Your Golden Gate

Games of the XXXI Olympiad, better known as the 2016 Summer Olympics, host city will most likely be in North America. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be in La Jolla California today making the presentation bid for San Francisco. Newsom, “this is not a flight of fancy; we are going to do everything we can to win this bid. We have a framework, a baseline that allows us to be more specific than most”.

Requirements proposed for new American bid cities:

The nominee must have an existing stadium or approved plans for a new stadium that would be a large enough venue for the opening ceremony, closing ceremony and track and field competition
The nominee must have “already built or fully committed” to building necessary infrastructure like transportation and the like
The nominee must have Olympic and media village venues and adequate hotel and convention space
The nominee must have the support of not only local government but also state and federal governments, as well as active private sector participation
The nominee must have a realistic chance to win against international candidates.

2 Comments so far

  1. courtney (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    Hm, perhaps the ‘Stick is a good idea, it could be renovated and then Bayview would be gentrified…

  2. Jason D- (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    Like we have so much room here already that we could host the gazillions of people coming to see the games.

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