Welcome back, folks!  Okay, well, that's more to me than anything else.  It has been a lengthy time away, and the change-over back to me (the original author) is complete!

That said, there have been a lot of developments in the USOC's plans for the 2024 Summer Olympics.  On Tuesday, the USOC sent out letters to the mayors of 35 cities in the US.  Here is the list:

Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Washington D.C., Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Rochester, Sacramento, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis and Tulsa. (from The Dallas Morning News)
According to the source above, the list was generated based on population (the 25 largest cities made the cut automatically) and on previously indicated interest in hosting the Olympics (the remaining 10).

Minneapolis made the list.

How the mayor responds isn't entirely clear, but we can have a say.  By the time 2024 rolls around, it will have been 28 years since the Atlanta games.  This, of course, depends on how seriously the USOC and the local organizing committee takes their chances and applies themselves.  And this is where we need to make some noise.

As the citizens of this city and state and supporters of the Olympic movement in general, we've got to take some activism.  We have a voice, and we've got to make it heard.  First and foremost, get in touch with the Minneapolis mayor and city councilYou can contact Mayor Rybak here and members of the Minneapolis City Council here.  Next, contact your state legislators.  You can find your representation by entering your physical address at the District Finder webpage.  Email, call, or mail your legislators.  Let them know that you support hosting the Olympics in Minneapolis. 

Let's make it happen!!
7/29/2013 03:42:52 pm

Nice idea but...

just one financing issue is the velodrome. A new one will have to be built, one that is fully enclosed, and it should most certainly be built in the TC area, not so far north.


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