San Francisco makes 2016 summer Olympics host city short list
By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
July 26, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco remains in the running
to be the American city bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The U.S. Olympic Committee today announced narrowing the field
from five to three cities, eliminating Houston and Philadelphia
to leave Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A U.S. Olympic Committee delegation visited San Francisco on
May 18, meeting with Mayor Gavin Newsom and other officials. The
committee has made clear that it will not submit a bid to the
International Olympic Committee unless it can be competitive at
"Based upon the initial plans submitted by Chicago, Los
Angeles and San Francisco, the potential for a very competitive,
high quality international bid exists in each city,'' USOC Vice
President Bob Ctvrtlik said in a statement today. "All three
offer the potential for a dramatic Olympic legacy.''
The committee expects to decide by the end of this year if it
will move forward with an international bid.
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